The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is the perfect destination for families wanting to experience the ultimate family beach vacation. The ocean front resort offers countless activities and amenities that keep children busy, mom and dad relaxed and the entire family connected. With three miles of sandy beach and captivating views of the Pacific Ocean, the iconic resort helps create family memories that last a life time with everything from adventure and recreation to relaxation and culture

Adventure & Recreation

The Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Southern California's natural wonders. More than 15 excursions showcasing the local surroundings are led by expert naturalists. Guests can learn about the blue whales that migrate past the resort on a whale watching adventure, discover the native fish and underwater creatures on a snorkel excursion, or experience riding the waves during a body boarding activity.

Guest who want to enjoy a true Southern California pastime can surf the waves just below the resort or arrange surf lessons through the resort's concierge. Surf lessons include all of the necessary equipment such as a wet suit and surfboard, as well as quality instruction by a professional surf instructor.

Southern California is an exceptional golf destination and the resort is conveniently located within close proximity to several courses. Guests can enjoy the work of true masters on the surrounding golf courses created by renowned designers such as Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Family fun and recreation are important to creating summer vacation memories. The resort features two outdoor swimming pools, two whirlpools, a playground area, basketball court, ping pong, and tennis courts. Throughout the summer, poolside movies are presented every Thursday evening and a selection of children's movies are available for in room viewing.

Relaxation & Culture

The resort's Beach Butlers offer personalized beach services so guests can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Their services include setting up beach chairs, umbrellas and towels, offering and assisting with food and beverage service, providing body boards, and providing transportation to and from the beach on the complimentary beach shuttle. Beach butlers are also fully equipped with sun screen and tanning lotion.

For complete relaxation, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a full menu of services including massage, facials and body treatments. A selection of treatments designed to relax, recharge and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit include The Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage and Facial, Beach Stone Therapy, and California Citrus Body Polish and a Gentleman's Hot Towel Facial. The Spa also offers wellness classes including yoga and Pilates.

For the art lovers, the Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts is a must see. Pageant of the Masters showcases real people who magically transformed into life-sized re-creations of famous works of arts. A live narrator guides the audience through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra during the 90-minute performance. The Festival of Arts is a prestigious juried art show that includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more - all by 140 of Orange County's finest artists. Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts run from July 9 through August 31.

There are also a variety of cultural attractions nearby. Guests can visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano, a

historic landmark and museum. The whole family will enjoy activities, experiencing culture and history in many ways from audio tours to educational tour booklets, fun exhibits and historical re-enactments. The resort provides guests with complimentary admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Resort Dining

The resort offers a selection of dining options including Raya, a family-friendly dining experience fashioned by Chef Richard Sandoval, enoSTEAK, an intimate steakhouse featuring local organic produce and grass fed meats, 180bl_ an outdoor oceanfront lounge that features panoramic views of the California coast, and The Market Place, a grab-and-go lifestyle outlet, highlight new and creative dining options at the resort.

For additional information or reservations at the resort call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at ritzcarlton.com/LagunaFamily.

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