10 Things to Do in Laguna Niguel That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Laguna Niguel is a suburban city in Orange County, California in the United States. The name Laguna Niguel is derived from the words "Laguna" (Spanish for "lagoon") and "Niguili" (the name of a Native American village once located near Aliso Creek). As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,979. Laguna Niguel is located in the San Joaquin Hills in the southeastern corner of Orange County, close to the Pacific Ocean, and borders the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano.
Restaurants in Laguna Niguel

1. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

28373 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1355 +1 949-923-2200
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Reviewed By Marty S - Tubac, Arizona

I visit Aliso Viejo often, and walk many mornings at this park. It is at 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel. You can park on the road or in the paid parking lot if the road is full. I usually walk on the bike path to the south, but there are many wonderful walks that I've taken. The birds and plants are wonderful. During school sessions, there are lots of kids walking or biking to school in the early morning. This path is along Aliso Creek, and there are so many wonderful birds, particularly in the winter.

2. Heisler Park

375 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1623 +1 949-497-3311
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Heisler Park

Reviewed By CaliforniaLen - California

Heisler Park is a very photogenic spot stretching along the protected Laguna Beach nature preserve. It offers scenic views of offshore rocks and several paths down on to the sand. There is sometimes scarce metered parking all along the edge of the park.

3. Mission San Juan Capistrano

26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2601 +1 949-234-1300
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Famous for the Annual Return of the Swallows, Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum, welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year. Enhance your visit with our new multi-language Audio Tour available in English, Spanish, French and German and now offered free with admission. Enjoy permanent exhibits featuring historic and religious artifacts, precious and rare paintings, and more. Experience the tradition of bell ringing daily honoring the legacy of Saint Junipero Serra, who founded the Mission in 1776. Visit the newly conserved Serra Chapel, California’s only chapel still standing where Saint Serra celebrated Mass and where the Eucharist has been celebrated daily.

Reviewed By Sean H

I was reluctant to go at first but admission price of $10 was acceptable. I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous gardens. Beautiful old cacti and flowering varieties. My only complaint would be that nothing was labeled, though as I was leaving and returning the audio guide, which is included in the price of admission, I noticed there was a plant brochure available for two dollars which did list some of the plants. It wasn’t offered to us nor did I see it at the ticket counter. It would be nice if it were free or at least promoted. I would go back if I were in the area.

4. Soka Performing Arts Center

1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081 +1 949-480-4380
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Soka Performing Arts Center

Reviewed By countessjc - westminster

This is a small, but delightful venue on a beautiful campus. The students provide transportation from the parking lot to the theater so it is very convenient for patrons with mobility issues. The volunteers are extremely welcoming and helpful, but the performances that we have attended are the real reason for returning. Although students handle most of the backstage services and they can not be compared with professionals, the quality of the shows is still very much worth the reasonable price of the productions.

5. Salt Creek Beach

Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Salt Creek Beach

Reviewed By Scott M - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

This is nice beach to walk and watch surfers atempt their sport while you're walking. The beach is not as long as some of the others but beacuse you have to walk to reach to beach in certain areas it is less crowded, which was a bonus to us.

6. Laguna Niguel Regional Park

28241 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-7028 +1 949-923-2240
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Reviewed By Marty S - Tubac, Arizona

I often visit this park when I visit my Mom in southern CA. For the $3 charge, it is well worth it. My brother and I often take a walk circumventing the lake, where people are fishing. There is a good path all the way around. I particularly like the winter birds and ducks in the area, of which there are often many.

7. Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-494-3539
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Crystal Cove State Park

Reviewed By Doctordan1

Beautiful campsite, stunning views, great walks over hills with sensational views over the Pacific. Friendly staff, great facilities for RV drivers. Perhaps a little expensive for a state park at $75 per night but nevertheless I would recommend this state park for its proximity to the beach and amazing treks.

8. Mission Viejo Mall

Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 +1 949-364-1771
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Mission Viejo Mall

Reviewed By Syl N - Mission Viejo, California

Pretty good Mall... lots if kids even during the week. It could use more security and Nordstrom emoyees could give better customer service!! Seems it caterers to young families and teenagers.

9. Magyar Kozmetika

18A Journey Ste 120, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5342 +1 714-271-8802
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Magyar Kozmetika

Reviewed By sarahF2156KZ - Aliso Viejo, California

I have tried many different places to get my eyelashes done and I can confidently say that Ildiko is the absolute best! She is a complete perfectionist so I leave every time with very natural, beautiful lashes. Not only is her work exceptional, but she also goes out of her way to work around my schedule no matter how busy she is. I look forward to every appointment and simply cannot say enough good things about her!

10. Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel

32401 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5334 +1 949-373-7900
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel

Reviewed By PG13LA - Dana Point, California

Very comfortable seating, sub-standard audio / video - volume generally kept too low so if you want to catch all the dialog, forget about it. Food is way over-priced and below average. Movie experience for 2 (Tickets, Drinks and some food) will easily cost $100 and it ain't worth it ! There are many better alternatives. It was a good concept years ago when it originally opened but not anymore....

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