LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Need a break from the rigors of everyday life? Take advantage of these lodging packages during the winter season. Retreat to Laguna Beach, where the sunshine is plentiful, the climate balmy and the waves are waiting to energize you as well as lull you to a restful sleep.
Here are just a few packages….
Inn at Laguna Beach
Receive 20% off the best available rate, a $25 gas card and free parking (a $25 value). When you book your stay, be sure to mention the “Visitors Center Special” if calling to reserve. www.innatlagunabeach.com
Pacific Edge Hotel – Beach Bound Babies
A two-night stay in an oceanfront room with connecting kiddo room, Children’s Amenity, Cool Kids Club Cabana Package, Oceanfront Indoor/Outdoor day-use cabana for up to 10 guests from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., VIP Cabana Host-Catered Food and Beverage (Mama’s Special Sauce: 1 Pitcher of Specialty Cocktails, 2 Adult Platters, 1 Children’s Platter) for a total of $1,324. Visit http://www.pacificedgehotel.com/packages.aspx or call 949-281-5704 to book this package. www.pacificedgehotel.com
Pacific Edge Hotel – Romantic Dreams & Romance Package
Overnight Accommodations, Exclusive reserved table at The Beach House Restaurant (includes a prix fixe menu by Chef Michael), chocolate-covered strawberries & Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne delivered to your room, Two 60-Minute Couples Massages by Athena Day Spa, distinctive pillow from the Dream Menu for a most relaxing and restful sleep, Edge Card Perks (10% Discount throughout Laguna Beach), Access to the Laguna Health Club. Package valid through December 30, 2012. Three (3) days advance purchase required. Rates subject to space availability and minimum night stay requirements. Taxes and gratuities not included. Visit http://www.pacificedgehotel.com/packages.aspx or call 949-281-5704 to book this package. www.pacificedgehotel.com
Sunset Cove Villas – Getaway Special
Stay 3 or more nights between November 17, 2012 and February 28, 2013 and save 20% off of the standard nightly rate. Enjoy welcome champagne, two breakfast or lunch coupons to the famous Orange Inn, enclosed garage parking for one car, and Wi-Fi Internet access, all included. Special offer subject to availability at time of reservation. Call 949-376-5396 to book.
Visit http://www.lagunabeachinfo.com/hotels/special-offers/ for a complete list of hotel packages.
What is there to do in Laguna Beach during winter?
During your stay in Laguna Beach, enjoy some of these activities to take advantage of the offerings of our quaint village. Most are within walking distance of your lodging.
1st Thursdays Art Walk
Tour art galleries throughout Laguna Beach from 6-9 p.m. with artist demonstrations, exhibition openings and wine & cheese receptions. Admission is free to the galleries and Laguna Art Museum. Free shuttle service. www.FirstThursdaysArtWalk.com
Artist Open Studios
Explore the private working studios of some of Laguna Canyon’s best-known professional artists as part of a self-guided tour held every first Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., from October through March.
Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises
Hop aboard an excursion to view sea life up-close all year round.
Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching
Newport Landing Whale Watching
Discover downtown Laguna Beach
The walkable downtown is filled with an array of dining and shopping options, charming galleries and public art. Dining and spa choices with Pacific Ocean views also await. Stop by the Visitors Center at 381 Forest Avenue for guide maps.
Eco Bike Tour
View historic neighborhoods rarely seen by visitors, bucolic canyons and vast green belts in this guided tour. Safe, scenic and invigorating.
Eco Kayak Tour
Paddle our magnificent coastline to view sea lions in their native habitat, plus fish, marine birds and perhaps even dolphins and whales in this guided two-hour tour twice daily. www.lavidalaguna.com
Laguna Art Museum
The Permanent Collection through Jan. 20, 2013 and Feb. 24-April 28, 2013
Timothy J. Clark through Jan. 20, 2013
ex·pose: macha suzuki through Jan. 20, 2013
Permission to Play through Jan. 20, 2013
Laguna Culinary Arts
Take a cooking class or enjoy wine & cheese pairings at the wine & cheese shop. www.lagunaculinaryarts.com
The oldest continually operating theater on the West Coast in an intimate setting, take in the production of “Plaid Tidings” through Dec. 23, 2012.
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Plan a visit to this Laguna Canyon gem, the only marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center of its kind in Orange County, Calif. Free (donations welcome) and open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.pacificmmc.org
The 22nd Annual Sawdust Winter Fantasy, “Art for the Holidays,” open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the following weekend days: December 1, 2 and December 8, 9, 2012. Features more than 170 artisans, live entertainment, carolers, as well as art demonstrations, glass blowing and hands-on art projects for adults and children. And of course, Santa will be there. www.sawdustartfestival.org
Sawdust Studio Art Classes at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds every Friday & Saturday at 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Classes are taught by professional artists in a variety of media. Gift certificates are also available. Cost: $95 per class (includes materials). www.sawduststudioartclasses.com