If you are in Southern California and looking for a quick, COVID-19 friendly weekend away, definitely consider visiting Laguna Beach. With ample accommodation options and take-out restaurants, Laguna Beach has many COVID-19 nice things to offer during these stressful times.

Because the time I spent there recently (while following WHO & CDC protocols) proved to be incredibly refreshing, I’ve listed a few key activities to do there when you get the chance. Keep reading if you’re interested.

1. Walk up Alta Laguna.

With most workout facilities closed these days, it’s a good idea to get some exercise outdoors. What better way to do so than on a scenic incline walk? Although this walk is gorgeous at any time of day, I recommend going in the morning before it gets too hot. Of course, don’t forget your sunscreen, mask, and hand sanitizer.

2. Pick up a “Date Shake” at The Stand.

The Stand is a delicious, 100% vegan natural foods restaurant. Because of this, you’re bound to find something delicious that accommodates any diet, feeling satisfied and refreshed. (My BF thoroughly enjoys the Date Shake and the avocado sandwich.)

3. Visit the art galleries.

The artist hub of Orange County, Laguna Beach, has so many art galleries that it is impossible to run out of beautiful sights to see. A few of my favorite galleries are located on South Coast Highway.

4. Go hiking at Top of the World.

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With more than 20,000 acres of protected wilderness, Laguna Beach is perfect for adventurous exploration. I recently completed the Top of the World hike with my BF, and it was an awesome feel-good and socially-distanced 2.4-miles.

5. Eat a Banzai Bowl.

Born and raised in LA, I thought I had tried the worst and the best of acai bowls. I was wrong. The Maui Sunrise bowl from Banzai is, hands-down, the BEST acai bowl I’ve ever eaten. I do not say this lightly.

6. TAKE A STROLL on the beach.

This is a self-explanatory and mandatory activity. Be sure to wear sunscreen, and enjoy basking in the vitamin D. (FYI: I wore a mask for this walk. I took it off for these photos.)

7. Watch the sunsetS.

If you’re anything like me, you never fail to enjoy a beautiful sunset. It’s time to pour yourself a glass of Sangria & listen to some great music.

And so there you have it! Some suggestions to keep in mind for your next trip to Laguna Beach, CA, during this COVID-19 season. Remember to wear a mask and wash your hands. Stay safe & bon voyage!

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