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Things to do in Laguna Niguel

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cinema
“ Movie theater chain, offering state-of-the-art sound & projection technology. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and a fun and good happy hour too. You can sit inside or outside. A fun circular bar inside with live music & a fun Happy Hour. It is located in Monarch Beach (North Dana Point). Great rotisserie chicken. Take the FREE DP Trolley North in PCH in the Summertime.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Hours Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM What a Fabulous GEM of a Spot & it's a Great OC Park to Relax, Unwind & get some Exercise! I Absolutely Love Nature, being Outdoors, and Moving my Feet! And I'm sad to admit, I really haven't taken Advantage of this Lovely, Tranquil & Scenic Park... Until recently, when I learned they have new Outside Pickleball Courts! This South Orange County Regional Park, has been accessible to the public, since 1973! You can't miss the Beautiful Tall Sycamore Trees, that are scattered throughout the park's 236 acres of Lush & nicely maintained Park Grounds! There are so many Awesome Trails for Walking, Running, Biking, Hiking Enthusiasts! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of fun hiking and mountain biking trails. Explore Coyote Run for a shady walk along the creek or head up to the top for fabulous views of the beach, the canyon and the Saddleback Valley.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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Meal Takeaway
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“Authentic Italian Cuisine - just across the main street near Ralphs supermarket ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“You MUST try a custom or special panini. =Enjoy a beer while you wait or a very healthy salad or the fresh juice bar. They sell almost everything under the sun at the market. It's a 0.2 mi walk down the street at the closest shopping center around. A MUST SEE!!! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“This is a very lovely spot. It feels most like a private beach. It’s secluded, very clean, and rarely busy. Keep in mind that there really are a ‘thousand steps’ so pack lightly and be prepared to get in a little workout! Also note that this beach is in a private, residential area so parking can be tricky sometimes. There is a public restroom and shower here though - super convenient! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“This walking trail offers unbelievable panoramic views of the entire coast.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“you can order dinner and drinks while you watch a movie, The chairs recline too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Right down the hill from Monarch Hills at Ritz Pointe Dr. only a 0.2 mi. walk. It's the closest shopping center on Niguel. Fun music and dancing on weekends and nice place to chill during the week after a long day of work or play. Hours: SUN-MON 4 pm - 10 pm, TUES - THURS 4 pm - 11 pm, FRI - SAT 4 pm - 12 am”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym
“If you're a member at the Y this is the one we go to. It has a great facility w/ pool, classrooms, gym, and Kid Zone. Also has a huge park across the parking lot.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best way to go for burgers and fries. Simple menu, great prices. Great for take out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great food and a fun and good happy hour too. You can sit inside or outside. A fun circular bar inside with live music & a fun Happy Hour. It is located in Monarch Beach (North Dana Point). Great rotisserie chicken. Take the FREE DP Trolley North in PCH in the Summertime.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Authentic Italian Cuisine - just across the main street near Ralphs supermarket ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Right down the hill from Monarch Hills at Ritz Pointe Dr. only a 0.2 mi. walk. It's the closest shopping center on Niguel. Fun music and dancing on weekends and nice place to chill during the week after a long day of work or play. Hours: SUN-MON 4 pm - 10 pm, TUES - THURS 4 pm - 11 pm, FRI - SAT 4 pm - 12 am”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best way to go for burgers and fries. Simple menu, great prices. Great for take out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“you can order dinner and drinks while you watch a movie, The chairs recline too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy high end steakhouse. Outside dinning with fire pits and a lounge with live music on the weekends”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic California treat. The Animal Fries on the Secret Menu are wonderful. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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