Why it’s worth traveling for… Picture this: a secluded Spanish-Mediterranean castle nestled on a hilltop with sweeping views of Laguna Beach that will make you want to move in. This dreamy seaside enclave exists at Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa. The historic and quaint 23 room hotel checks all the boxes for the perfect long weekend (or week) in luxurious Southern California.

Why you will never want to leave…

  • Outfitted in Spanish-inspired décor, Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa boasts stain glass windows and painted tiled floors that will momentarily transport you to beautiful Barcelona. Spend a moment or all afternoon taking in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the cozy window seat or canvas hammock situated in your room.
  • Relax and unwind with a deep tissue massage on the terrace as you listen to the waves crashing in the distance. End your session with crisp cucumber water or iced tea as you soak in the exclusive saltwater hot tub, but be sure to call ahead to make your reservation.
  • Pamper yourself with luxurious Cowshed bath products while you bathe in your claw foot bathtub perfectly placed to for watching a California sunset.

But if you do… Laguna Beach is home to some of Southern California’s best beaches, so make time to dip your toes in the sand. Start at Crescent Bay Point Park for panoramic views of the ocean then make your way down to Victoria Street Beach. Known for its Rapunzel tower, a visit to Victoria Street Beach ensures the perfect Instagram opportunity. Head up to dry land and end your day with live music, a strong cocktail, and delicious fare prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Gstrein at The Drake.