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Laguna Beach Day Trip Ideas for Families

Laguna Beach Day Trip Ideas for Families

Here are some Laguna Beach day trip ideas for your family to answer your “Where can I take my kids in Laguna Beach?” question. Most of my recommendations for places to go in Laguna Beach with kids are outdoors, including restaurants.

This is part of my 2021 Summer Play Trips BINGO game that I’m running on my @ocplayparks Instagram and also through my weekly email list. This post will help get you details for marking off squares on your card — or it’s just a stand-alone for fun things to do anyways!

Each week, I try to cover a variety of options from beaches to parks to walks to restaurants or picnic spots. All are designed to be very simple and hopefully easy to access without a lot of trouble. When something costs $, I’ve tried to add an alternative that is free.

Places to Eat on a Laguna Beach Day Trip

As for food in Laguna Beach, there are loads of restaurants providing everything from date shakes (Orange Inn) to a VERY fancy multi-course meal (Selanne Steak Tavern).

For this particular post, I picked two easy to transport options so you can either get your food to go or take your sweet treat for a stroll around town.

  • Gina’s Pizza is a local family-owned restaurant with a long history in Orange County. The first Gina’s Pizza opened in 1975 in Corona del Mar. The Laguna Beach location is at 1100 South Coast Highway. Grab a pizza with your favorite toppings and take it to the beach or park.
  • You may have seen it as you drive by on the main street (Broadway) coming in from Laguna Canyon, but you’ll find Dolce Gelato right there with a line out the door. We love that they have non-dairy almond milk and sorbet options — as well as themed months and unique flavors.

And here’s a bonus spot that’s not on the BINGO card:

  • If you’re coming from out of town and want some yummy Mexican food, try Asada at 610 North Coast Highway. They have an all day breakfast menu and a kids menu of favorites served with tots!

The rest of the squares on the BINGO card are covered in the following section . . .

10 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Laguna Beach

Here are 10 fun things to do with kids in Laguna Beach that are my favorite outdoor spots. You'll find a good mix of parks and beaches in this post.

More Kid-Friendly Places to Go in Laguna Beach

Summer Play Trips BINGO – Laguna Beach

I hope you have fun with this 2021 Summer Play Trip in Laguna Beach! What should you do after you complete your BINGO card? You can take the pressure off and do NOTHING. Seriously, who needs more on their To Do List?

But, if you or your kids want some recognition for your efforts, send us one self-addressed, stamped envelope at the end of summer along with your card or some artwork or a note to tell us of your adventures (or multiple envelopes as you complete them) and I’ll mail you back a personal note and stickers — for as long as I can keep up!

Address to send your self-addressed, stamped envelope: Michele at, c/o Play Parks Creative LLC, PO Box 52451, Irvine, CA 92619

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