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Second Smallest Catholic Church in the World
Posted on 2015-07-28

Second Smallest Catholic Church in the World


Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the second smallest Catholic Church in the world, St. Francis by the Sea was built in 1933 from the rubble of the March 10th Long Beach earthquake. This was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 120 people and resulted in $50 million worth of damage. It lead to the Field Act that mandated earthquake resistant construction. This 1,053 square foot church has only 42 seats and still features the stained glass and Spanish tile from its original construction...Continue

Laguna Canyon Winery
Posted on 2015-07-22

Laguna Canyon Winery


One of the many enjoyable ways to spend your Laguna Beach vacation is wine tasting. The Laguna Canyon Winery is a family-owned winery known for its award-winning wines. They select premium grapes from small, low-yield vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, ensuring taste, quality and flavor achieved only by producers who personally tend their vines and handpick their fruit. You’ll find that wearing comfortable and casually elegant clothing sets the tone for a sophisticated outing and is a sign of respect for the winery...Continue

Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Posted on 2015-07-19

Let’s Go Fly a Kite


When you’re standing at the edge of the ocean in Laguna Beach, you’ll notice that we have a surplus of sand, sun, and water. One of the other things we have is a steady ocean breeze. This breeze is great for two things, keeping you from getting too hot in the sun, and flying kites. If you’ve had enough nap time in you beach chair, and you’re looking for something to do, flying a kite can be just the thing. If you’re with small children, a very simple and cheep kite bought from a toy store can be just the thing...Continue

Inspiration Happens At The Retreat
Posted on 2015-07-15

Inspiration Happens At The Retreat


If you’ve ever been to The Retreat before, you know that we’re as good as it gets for Laguna Beach vacations. We’re small, so staying with us never involves 100 other guests trampling all over you. Our units are villas, not hotel rooms. This means that you have all the comforts of home, including fully equipped full size kitchens...Continue

All the Little Shops
Posted on 2015-07-06

All the Little Shops


Some towns are perfect to get lost in. Now I don’t mean that some towns are easy to get lost in, I mean that they’re perfectly enjoyable to wander around aimlessly in. Laguna Beach is one of those towns. Here’s what you have in store during your Laguna Beach vacation. Because Laguna Beach is a small coastal town built into the hills, we don’t have much for big open spaces, other than our beach. This is a good thing because we know that Walmart is never going to be able to build a super center here. We don’t even have the space for the parking lot they would need...Continue