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August 15, 2017

Best Family Activities That Only Locals Know About

Everyone knows the cornerstones of family tourism in Southern California — places such as Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Legoland. But what if you want to see something different? Something new, exciting and fun, too? Here are just a few of the places that locals love, but can be easy to miss.

Mother’s Beach
If your kids love the beach — but you don’t love crowds and huge waves — consider Mother’s Beach. About a mile from Balboa Island, the kids can play in the tide pools while you relax.

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August 15, 2017

Why everyone should dry brush

If you’ve been to Sycamore Spa at The Ranch at Laguna Beach lately, you may have noticed dry brushing is included in our Thermal Therapy treatment. What is it? Why is it becoming more popular? Spa Director Kelly Dwyer is here to give us some history and pointers.

What is dry brushing?
Dry brushing is an ancient practice of brushing your skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush. That’s it — there’s nothing complicated about it, but the benefits can be great.

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June 30, 2017

Quick tips to help your golf game

By Ryan Sheffer, First Assistant Golf Professional, Lead Instructor,
and Jamie Engelkemier, Class A LPGA Golf Professional

Golf season is here—and if you need a little help getting into the swing of things, these five tips from our experts at The Ranch at Laguna Beach are a great place to start!

Then, join us for a round at Ben Brown’s Golf Course, or get individual or group instruction to refine your game even more — just call the Pro Shop at (949) 499-1919 to schedule your tee time or lessons.

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April 24, 2017

Top Foodie Trends in Orange County

The Ranch at Laguna Beach’s flagship restaurant, Harvest, was designed to be timeless — providing our guests with local flavors, the finest ingredients and a taste of California culinary traditions.

One of those traditions, of course, is being on the cutting edge of food trends. So we asked Harvest Executive Chef Charles Imbelli what’s hot in Orange County and beyond in 2017, and how those trends are reflected on the Harvest menu.

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March 21, 2017

Exploring during your stay? Try some culinary exploration, too

Great dining options in Laguna Beach

The Ranch at Laguna Beach was created to provide a place of rejuvenation, a place where visitors can find everything they’re looking for without ever leaving the resort: from fine dining at Harvest and relaxing spa treatments to outdoor activities in our stunning natural setting.

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March 14, 2017

Tips for a Spring Break the Family Will Love

The signs of spring are already here — and soon, spring break will be, too. That makes this a great time to get ahead of the game and start planning your restful week away from the usual bustle. Still wondering where to go? Here are some things to consider:

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February 2, 2017

The Top 3 Hidden Gems of Orange County

Orange County has a lot to offer from scenic beaches, great weather, shopping and tourist destinations. As far as shopping, the go-to destinations are often South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island in Newport Beach. However, there are some true hidden shopping gems in Orange County. And while many visitors tend to associate the OC with TV shows and Disneyland, there are some lesser known great things to see and do. Here are some secret spots that we have uncovered that are worth a visit.

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September 25, 2016

Weddings on Your Mind? The Top Proposal Spots at the Ranch

Southern California has no shortage of ideal locations. With its always sunny demeanor, beautiful coasts and Cali cool vibe, the Golden State has many beautiful spots for a proposal. Though you may have tons of options, we’d like to think the Ranch offers a little bit of everything, depending on what you’re looking for.

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September 25, 2016

Unwind Post-Conference at the Ranch at Laguna Beach

Conferences can be busy times. There’s the travel to and fro, the reconnecting with old friends and past colleagues, and the panels and business meetings that consume the bulk of the day. Fortunately, conferences can produce some fun and relaxing times as well.

Let’s start with the travel. If you must travel for a conference, there are few spots more desirable than Laguna Beach. Pair that with a brand-new, sprawling coastal resort, and we think you’re off to a good start!

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September 25, 2016

Top 3 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

Business can be great on the wallet. It can even be great on the soul when personal goals are met and expectations are achieved. We truly hope that’s your experience at the Ranch at Laguna Beach. No matter your line of work, however, we know business travel can be taxing on the system. Airports, car rides, beds that are not our own and cuisine cooked by a stranger – it can all take its toll. Add to this business meetings, networking events and educational panels, and your energy can fall to zero.

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