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12 Laguna Beach Day Trip Ideas for Families

12 Laguna Beach Day Trip Ideas for Families

Here are 12 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.

I try to cover a variety of kid-friendly 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!

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Laguna Beach

Here are 11 fun things to do with kids around Laguna Beach that are my favorite outdoor spots. You'll find a good mix of parks and beaches in this post. Crystal Cove State Park is in between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.

More Kid-Friendly Places to Go in Laguna Beach