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Return to Laguna Beach

September 8, 2017
Laguna Beach

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to Laguna Beach. Definitely more than 20 years. So a few weeks ago when I had the opportunity to revisit, it was like hooking up with an old friend. Well, I actually did hook up with my old friend Jacqui who took me and my daughter to Laguna. She now lives in Dana Point which is about a 10 minute drive to Laguna Beach.

Parking can be challenging in Laguna as it’s a popular beach destination in Southern California. Found a $5  lot located near the Thousand Steps Beach by 9th and Pacific Coast Highway. Not 100% convinced that climbing up/down 1,000 stairs was a great idea (don’t think it’s actually that many), it was worth the hike.

Thousand Steps Beach

The view is amazing and a lot of people out enjoying the great weather!

Laguna's Thousand Steps Beach

After soaking in the view and rays, we mustered up the energy to head back up the stairs. Nearby is a stop to catch the free trolley that takes you throughout Laguna Beach. We got off in the heart of the town to grab a bite to eat. Highly recommend Tortilla Republic which offers great ambience, good food, and rockin’ margaritas!

Margarita at Tortilla Republic

Afterward, we headed to the main beach for a few photo ops and a little fun.

Fun in Laguna Beach

Old friends at Laguna BeachDidn’t have the opportunity to visit many of the unique boutiques which was probably good since I’m a challenged window shopper. But I will be back!

This time it won’t be another 20+ years.

 

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