A Seaside Reset in Laguna Beach

In Destinations, North America, Staycations by LA Travel Magazine

Laguna Beach is an art lovers dream. A seaside town bustling with art galleries, restaurants and unique shops Laguna has always made for an ideal escape for locals. A number of ocean front hotels also dot the sands of the Pacific Coast offering tourists and locals an ideal place to call home for the ideal Cali retreat. La Casa del Camino is one of the most visited hotels on Pacific Coast Highway and for good reason. The combination of unique surf style and culture coupled with its infamous rooftop social scene and K’ya Bistro you won’t need to leave the property when staying here.

The rooms are quite unique to say the least; two styles are offered at the hotel, Spanish Mediterranean old world luxury or the complete opposite end of the spectrum, a surf theme complete with retro décor. The Casa Surf rooms include large underwater photo murals, surfboards on the wall and even pillows made with board short material! Several rooms offer ocean views to make your stay that much more memorable and if you happen to be in one of the other rooms simply head up to the famous rooftop to get your fill of views for days.

The Rooftop Lounge has been a major draw for locals for years and to this day is one of the most popular rooftops in all of OC. Sweeping views of the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean from the lounge offers a sunset experience that needs to be experienced to be appreciated. If you are lucky you might just catch a glimpse of a pod of playful dolphins or a breaching whale passing by. Join a group of friends and sip on hand crafted cocktails while noshing on small plates and succumb to the SoCal surroundings.

Another Laguna hot spot for over a decade is the properties onsite restaurant, K’ya. Featuring Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a California twist this Laguna Beach icon is one that cannot be missed! Share plates are the theme here; Chef Craig Connole showcases his talents of bringing vivacious flavor combinations comprised of fresh caught seafood, fine cuts of meat and local produce. We are not surprised the establishment is full seven days a week!