Laguna Beach, California, USA.

Jan 2017

On the weekend of Martin Luther King's day, we decided to drive down to Laguna Beach at the last minute. After a quick 30 mins packing, we were on our way. In summer, we drove down to San Diego along Highway one, which was one of the best road trips we have done. But this time, since we will only be there for a couple of days, we took the highway 5, which is much quicker to get through.  I heard of Laguna Beach many times before and was most fascinated by its beach and the natural pools. During our short trip, we stayed at a cute little boutique hotel called Laguna Beach House. It has that Californian laid-back/surfing style in the interior design. It was very clean, comfortable, and has very helpful and friendly staff. And location wise, it was just 5 mins walk to the main Laguna Beach. I also visited the famous mysterious Pirate Tower at the Victoria Beach.  After a quick research, I learned that the tower was built in 1926 as a way to get from the house down to the beach. The house, know as the "Norman House" was built for the Californian State Senator William Edward Brown and his family as a summer retreat house. Restaurants wise, we tried a few local restaurants and they were so very good. But our favorite ones are Urth Cafe, Watermarc for breakfast and Gelato Paradiso. 

Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, California

Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, California

Palm love at Laguna Beach, California

Palm love at Laguna Beach, California

Pirate Tower of Laguna Beach - @lumadeline

Pirate Tower of Laguna Beach, California

Lounge Area of Autocamp, Russian River

Lounge Area of Autocamp, Russian River

Sunrise at Laguna Beach

Sunrise at Laguna Beach

Sunset at Laguna Beach

Sunset at Laguna Beach

Lobby of Laguna Beach house. Luggage: Steamline 

Lobby of Laguna Beach house. Luggage: Steamline 

Lobby of Laguna Beach House

Lobby of Laguna Beach House

Surf boards of Laguna Beach House

Surf boards of Laguna Beach House

Room at Laguna Beach House

Room at Laguna Beach House

Bed at Laguna Beach House

Bed at Laguna Beach House

Pretty Sink at Laguna Beach, California - @lumadeline

Pretty Sink at Laguna Beach House

Outdoor Pool of Laguna Beach House

Outdoor Pool of Laguna Beach House

Breakfast at Laguna Beach, California - @lumadeline

Breakfast at Laguna Beach, California

Ice Cream at Laguna Beach, California - Madeline Lu - @lumadeline