If you’ve been following me on social media lately you know that I am currently in California. Our spring break began with a beautiful family wedding in Los Angeles and celebrating the kid’s birthdays at Universal Studios and the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. After two wonderful LA weeks is was time to head further south.
Having gone to college at USC I have a ton of friends who live down in Orange County and I try to make an effort to get down there when I can. I wanted to visit girls in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Laguna Beach so I needed a child-friendly hotel that we could stay at while we bopped along the OC coastline. I had stayed at the Surf and Sand in Laguna Beach before and I knew this was the perfect place to be for a few days of catching up with old friends.
The great thing about the Surf and Sand Resort is that it is directly, and I mean DIRECTLY on the water. Our beautiful room (which was perfectly large enough to hold me and all of the toys and gear that come with my two kids) had a balcony overlooking the ocean. Every morning Mini-AG would wake me up to watch dolphins swimming directly outside our room. Every evening I enjoyed the splashing of waves with a glass of wine while the children slept. It was heaven .
The Surf and Sand Resort was a perfect base to have all of my OC friends pop by for a visit too. The kids loved the pool, and the direct beach access meant that they could swim and run in the surf for hours. The restaurant, Splashes, also has gorgeous seaside views and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also a beautiful outdoor terrace where you can enjoy coffee and treats from the hotel coffee shop in the morning (or a bloody mary), and cocktails in the evening.
It was a perfect escape for me and the kids and we will definitely be back to explore more of the OC!
Surf and Sand Resort, 1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
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