Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Getting There: The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, California with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73.
Admission:Free entrance, $15 parking
Explore 3.2 miles of Pacific coastline and 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness at Crystal Cove State Park. The rolling waves, rocky tide pools, and wooded canyons make this park one of Orange County’s largest remaining areas of open space and natural seashore. Scuba divers, surfers, and swimmers enjoy the white sand beaches while mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders enjoy the undeveloped woodland.
Address: 307 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hours: Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Getting There: located on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive next door to Las Brisas restaurant
Admission: $7.00 general, $5.00 students and seniors, free for children under 12, free the first Thursday of every month from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
This is a museum of true California art. Laguna Art Museum collects works of art that were created by California artists and represent the history of the state. Unlike any other museum in the state, the museum exhibits only California art and ranges across all time periods and styles. The museum holds a Kids’ Art Studio the third Sunday of every month between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. Children and parents create a piece of art inspired by one of the exhibitions on display at the museum.
Address: 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California, 92651
Phone: (949) 494-3050
Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Getting There: Laguna Canyon Road is off of N Coast Hwy and located next to the dog park
Admission: Free, donations are encouraged
The PMMC rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals back into their natural habitats. Through research, education, and collaboration, the center inspires ocean stewardship. Stop by and visit some of the current marine patients in their care and learn about their recovery process. The center can have anywhere from 2 animals to 100 animals at one time. By checking their current patients page, you can find out how many animals they currently have at the facility. Both children and adults will have an inspiring experience seeing these seals and sea lions being nursed back to health and being released once again back into the wild.