New Years Eve Celebrations & Resolutions To Start the Year Right


New Years Eve Celebrations & Resolutions To Start the Year Right


Last minute dinners, parties and festivities in Laguna Beach.  Then Kick Start Your Healthy and Relaxing New Year at The Retreat in Laguna with 3 New Years Resolutions to stimulate your mind and body.

6 Best Places to Dine & Dance on New Year’s Eve in Laguna Beach

1.  Savannah Chop House

With blazing fire pits and an ocean view veranda, the Savannah Chop House will be serving up a special 4-course menu of a grand seafood starter with a choice of various sumptuous appetizers, entrees and desserts.  Then stick around for live music and dancing with complimentary party favors and a midnight toast! (32441 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA., 949-493-7107)

2. Starfish Laguna

Come join the fun Monday, December 31st. We’re celebrating 2012 until midnight, then partying on into 2013. Join us for dinner and cocktails, then ring in the New Year Starfish style.  We will be offering an exotic tour of Asia menu featuring select entrees from 5 different regions.

  • 1st Seating: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Seating: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Seating: 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The party gets started after the third seating with music to get you moving and delicious complimentary libations to toast to the new year! Choose from our: “Sea Bubbles” champagne & blue caracou cocktail or the ravenous “Red Dragon” martini.  Book your reservations ASAP…This celebration is not to be missed!  (30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA., 949-715-9200)

3. The White House Restaurant and Nightclub

This historic restaurant and nightclub is a hot spot to end the year–manager Jon E. says the place is packed every New Year’s Eve. Since 1918, this has been one of Laguna Beach’s most fashionable destination for delicious food and entertainment. A $15 cover gets you into the club and full bar to boogie your way into 2013.  If you want to dine before you drink, they boast a $55 five-course menu which you can feast on while enjoying local artists’ work on display.  There’s also a smoke-friendly outdoor patio with a gorgeous view. (340 South Coast Hwy., LAguna Beach, CA., 949-494-8088).

4. House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer

This neighborhood seafood hot spot houses an upbeat atmosphere and straightforward menu of fresh fish and cold brew. House of Fish will start its New Year’s Eve celebrations with live entertainment from reggae band Dynamic Duo, who’ll play from 8-10 p.m. to lend a laid-back ambience. The ocean views from the wraparound dining patio provide a relaxing setting to toast to new beginnings and think of those New Year’s resolutions. Complimentary appetizers and desserts from the regular menu will be served from 10 p.m. to midnight, and a champagne for a toast will be served before the countdown. (540 Sout Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA., 949-715-4500)

5. Hennessey’s Tavern

This Laguna Beach hotspot is always full of tourists and locals, serving up food and drinks without a fuss. And Hennessey’s Tavern always makes you feel like you’re at home.  New Year’s Eve is always a packed house, the bar will have no cover for the night, and a toast will be offered at midnight. The staff suggests you get there before 11 p.m. because of the crowds. The tavern will serve its quality fresh pub fare, including Jameson Ribs, Shepherd’s Pie and Fish ‘n’ Chips  And check out the festive drinks, excellent brews and sweet champagnes as you toast to 2013! (213 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca., 949-494-2743)

6.  The Ocean Avenue Brewing Company

New Year’s Eve is always crazy at this downtown brewpub, which specializes in premium cocktails. And for New Year’s there are always long lines, so get there early.  With only a $10 cover after 10 p.m., which includes a complimentary champagne toast, so it’s no surprise that the restaurant is a hot spot. DJ Rhythm and Marco Nova will be spinning the records while drinks specials drop all night long. For celebrators who want to dine on easy Italian/Mediterranean-inspired food before the party, reservations are recommended, which curbs the cover and guarantees a spot in the venue.  The bar also features an extensive wine list. (237 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, CA., 949-497-3381)

3 New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

1. Vacation More & Enjoy Life in 2013

Don’t stress yourself the whole year through!  Book a getaway to relax and rejuvenate at a private Laguna Beach vacation rental at The Retreat in Laguna with a central location, ocean views, gourmet kitchens and friendly staff.  Get a kickstart on a romantic holiday, relaxing family vacation or quick weekend filled with art and adventure.  Check out our great deals for the coming year!

2. Get Fitter & Reboot Your Healthy Body

The gym isn’t the only place to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.  Here at The Retreat in Laguna, our staff and owner is dedicated to helping you reach a new level of body awareness.  Enjoy private meditation sessions, yoga classes, massages, morning wheatgrass shots and more.  All of this is neatly wrapped in a special package for individuals, couples or a group of friends looking to support each other in reviving their minds and bodies after the holidays.

3. Learn Something New

Just because you’re relaxing at the beach doesn’t mean you have to skip a stimulating adventure.  Come to Laguna Beach to learn to surf, paddle board, sport fish, snorkel, painting or even dancing.  Check out local art at the First Thursday Art Walk.  Head up to Irvine for a swing, salsa or ballroom dance class at the famous Atomic Ballroom.  Ask the staff at The Retreat in Laguna for assistance with booking surf or paddle board lessons on the beach right below your vacation rental.  Or visit one of the many scuba shops in downtown Laguna Beach for rentals or lessons in scuba and snorkeling to enjoy the luscious marine life along our Pacific coast.