If you enjoy the outdoors, Laguna Niguel, located in sunny Southern Orange County, is the place to be. This quiet city lies just minutes from the coast among lush hills and canyons. I've lived in the area for most of my life, but I'm still amazed that there are new places I have yet to explore, including hiking and biking trails, restaurants, shops, and a new city hall currently under construction. Laguna Niguel's many parks and acclaimed schools make it perfect for families.
Visitors may have a hard time finding lodging, but local cities, such as Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach and Dana Point, are close and offer a variety of hotels. Nightlife in Laguna Niguel is hard to find in the city itself, unless you're content with a good movie or restaurant. If live music and dancing are your thing, you may want to visit Laguna Beach, just 10 minutes southwest, or travel further north to Newport Beach.
Overall, I love how close I am to everything, whether it's the Laguna Niguel Regional Park with its own fishing lake, Mann's movie theater showing the latest independent movies, the gorgeous blue-green water at our beaches, or Trader Joes for a basket of blueberries. Personally, Marios By the Sea is a favorite eating spot with consistently delicious Italian meals and a family feel. Laguna Niguel offers something for everyone.