A Laguna Beach Getaway

So it was my youngest daughter’s 4th birthday this past weekend and we decided NOT to have a party this year, but that we needed a relaxing family vacation! For those who may not know, we just moved earlier this year and even months before, the preparation of moving, kept us so busy and with NO TIME to getaway at all!!! So, we decided we needed the beach and did the 3.5hr drive to Laguna Beach this past weekend, and called “Surf and Sand” our home for 3 days http://www.surfandsandresort.com/

Main Lobby
Outdoor patio overlooking the ocean for relaxing, coffee, lunch, or dinner around the fire pits at night

We had 3 little kids all under the age of 9, so whenever we are getting ready to check into any kind of resort I get a little nervous, but they were surprisingly VERY well behaved…maybe the calming effect of the ocean!
This resort was right on Laguna beach and we had a killer view directly from the room to the endless ocean, with nothing but the sounds of waves and the sparkling water to look out at.

View from our room

Everyone from the hotel receptionists up front, to the pool men, to the housekeeping crew was so child-friendly and though this WAS a resort, the atmosphere was a little laid back and very welcoming for a family. Our room was large enough to fit 2 queen size beds, my kids’ unnecessary luggage that was full of toys and other silly items, our actual luggage, and still leave enough room for my kids to play tag in there! Pillows were super comfy (something I ALWAYS look for and critique about a hotel) and the bar/restaurant over looking the ocean was a great spot forĀ a later afternoon snack!

Best of all was the breathtaking sunset!!!!! WOW!!!! We got some amazing pics and my kids and I had a blast jumping through the high tide everytime it splashed us, and trying to get pictures taken! My hubby pulled out his professional cam and had a blast! But seriously, we got some amazing pics and made some great memories together.

Posing in front of the gorgeous sunset
Breathtaking view
Picture perfect

We did some shopping, tried some yummy restaurants, met up with some Disney characters to celebrate my daughter’s special day and just had some quality, family time…much needed! “Vacations leave you speechless, then turn you into a storyteller,” and that’s what Laguna Beach did for us! My kids can’t stop talking about what a great time they had and how much they loved the beach! We really need a beach in Vegas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a special thanks to Surf & Sand Resort for their wonderful hospitality!!!!

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