Within a few miles of Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Long Beach, Laguna Niguel, California is best known for its beautiful sunset views over the Pacific Ocean and surrounding countryside in Orange County's San Joaquin Hills. The city is predominantly residential with close-knit communities and rural neighborhoods, but there's nightlife, shops, and dining options to be experienced near Laguna Niguel's borders to Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills.
Laguna Niguel is home to generations-old families, and many of them have stories to tell that were passed down through their childhoods. One such story is about the Acjachemem Native Americans who were the documented first inhabitants of Laguna Niguel near Aliso Creek and Sulphur Creek. You can see artifacts from that time at the Orange County Natural History Museum.
The climate in Laguna Niguel is commonly warm and pleasant, so many locals and guests spend their time outdoors. You can either step out into your own backyard to see the beautiful sunset sights or take a trip to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. This park is a wildlife sanctuary that covers well-over 4,000 acres of untamed forests and rolling hillsides. There are hiking and walking trails, paved and unpaved bike paths, and nature walkways for families with children. Past guests have commented on how beautiful the area is in the springtime.
If you prefer water to the wilderness, check out the Laguna Niguel Regional Park in Southern Orange County. This park is centered around Laguna Niguel Lake, perfect for dipping your toes into the water and fishing off of the shoreline. There are also walking and running trails, as well as a sports court for basketball and tennis, picnic areas, and an amphitheater for live musical performances throughout the summer. This park hosts the annual Fourth of July fireworks show over the lake.
Governed by a commissions board at Laguna Niguel City Hall, the city celebrates seasons and events with festivals and activities throughout the year. The commission's board keeps an updated calendar on the City of Laguna Niguel website. The biggest celebration is the annual Laguna Niguel Carnival. For a three-day weekend in August, locals and guests can celebrate the fun and excitement of Laguna Niguel with classic carnival rides, like a Ferris wheel. There's also live music, yummy carnival-style foods, and $1 game booths with cool prizes.
While there are plenty of restaurants in Laguna Niguel, home cooks flock to the local Farmer's Market every Sunday morning for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, and homemade desserts. The Orange County Farm Bureau has certified the produce, meat, and dairy products here. This means customers get the freshest ingredients in Laguna Niguel.
As for restaurants, Laguna Niguel is a mixing pot of cultural cuisines. Tastes of Greece on Crown Valley Parkway has been dubbed one of the best restaurants in the city. Their menu consists of authentic Grecian fare, like Tyropitakia (cheese pastries), Kleftiko (potpie), and Souvlaki (skewered grilled meats). Other popular restaurants include Sambuca Bistro, Romeo Cucina, and China Moon.
Southern Coastal California hosts many upscale neighborhoods. Who wouldn't want to live next to the gorgeous Pacific Ocean? The neighborhoods in Laguna Niguel range in affluence with canyon, urban, and ocean views. The jobs in Laguna Niguel are mostly service industry positions, so many locals commute into nearby Newport Beach or Irvine for tech-focused or arts-based careers.
Laguna Niguel encourages movement and exercise with over 60 miles of bike lanes throughout the city. There's also a system of bike paths that are linked through major Laguna Niguel parks. Other transportation around the city includes bus connections via Metrolink Train Station, as well as rail lines via the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station. By car, Interstate 5, the Pacific Coast Highway, and State Route 73 are the most popular routes in and out of town.
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