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Laguna-Niguel is a beautiful city located in Orange County between Capistrano Beach and Laguna Hills along the Crown Valley Parkway. It began in 1890 when a wealthy landowner named Lewis Moulton purchased 8,000 acres called Niguel Ranch. Part of that ranch was turned into the community of Laguna Niguel, which was incorporated in 1989 as Orange County's 29th city. The towns of Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano, surround Laguna Niguel, on what is commonly called the "Gold Coast" of southern California. The city spans 9,421 acres, and is built on a hillside with 65 percent open space. Laguna Niguel is filled with a variety of shops, restaurants, lodging establishments and 29 parks and recreational areas for hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking and golf. Also, Laguna Niguel's close proximity to the coast provides additional beach activities such as swimming, sunning, surfing, boating, sailing and beachcombing. The Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park lies at the south end of the Laguna Greenbelt. Here, the caves are etched with petroglyphs left by the native people, and a visit to these cool canyons leave visitors with a peaceful, pastoral feeling that is unmatched in Orange County. Another popular attraction in Laguna Niguel is the Orange County Natural History Museum, offering natural history exhibits, free community lecture series and programs for the entire family.

Surrounding areas: San Juan Capistrano, California (3.0 mi), Dana Point, California (3.6 mi), Laguna Beach, California (3.6 mi), Capistrano Beach, California (4.6 mi), Laguna Hills, California (5.3 mi), Mission Viejo, California (5.7 mi), San Clemente, California (7.7 mi)

Laguna Niguel Vacation Rentals




Laguna Niguel Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Ritz Carlton Hotel Laguna Niguel33533 Ritz Carlton DrLaguna Niguel, CA (714) 240-2000
Best Western Capistrano Inn27174 Ortega HwySan Juan Capistrano, CA3.0 mi.(949) 493-5661
Ritz-carlton1 Ritz Carlton DrDana Point, CA3.2 mi.(949) 240-2000
Canyon Point22681 Oakgrove AveAliso Viejo, CA3.4 mi.(949) 716-6100
Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach2300 W Coast HwyNewport Beach, CA3.5 mi.(949) 722-2999
Best Western Laguna Brisas1600 S Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA3.8 mi.(949) 497-7272
Blue Lantern Inn34343 Blue Lantern StDana Point, CA4.0 mi.(949) 661-1304
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites34280 Pacific Coast HwyDana Point, CA4.0 mi.(800) 232-3262
La Casa Del Camino1289 S Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA4.0 mi.(949) 497-2446
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa25135 Park LanternDana Point, CA4.1 mi.(949) 661-5000
Doubletree Guest Suites-Doheny Beach34402 Pacific Coast HwyDana Point, CA4.3 mi.(949) 661-1100
Holiday Inn-laguna Beach696 S Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA4.3 mi.(949) 494-1001
Alize2 EnterpriseAliso Viejo, CA4.7 mi.(949) 176-5600
Capistrano Surfside Inn Resort34680 Pacific Coast HwyCapistrano Beach, CA4.8 mi.(949) 240-7681
Inn At Laguna Beach211 N Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA4.8 mi.(949) 497-9722
Fairfield Inn26328 Oso PkwyMission Viejo, CA4.8 mi.(949) 582-7100
Clarion Suites Inn34734 Pacific Coast HwyCapistrano Beach, CA4.9 mi.(949) 248-1316
Best Western Dana Point Inn By The Sea34744 Pacific Coast HwyDana Point, CA4.9 mi.(949) 240-0150
Best Inn1404 N Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA5.7 mi.(877) 363-7229
Courtyard By Marriott Laguna Hills23175 Avenida De Ln CarlotaLaguna Hills, CA6.2 mi.(949) 859-5500
The Comfort Inn Laguna Hills23061 Avenida De Ln CarlotaLaguna Hills, CA6.2 mi.(949) 859-0166
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods24341 El Toro RdLaguna Woods, CA6.2 mi.(949) 588-0131
Ayres Suites Mission Viejo28941 Los Alisos BlvdMission Viejo, CA7.4 mi.(949) 455-2545
Best Western Casablanca Inn1601 N El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA7.7 mi.(949) 361-1644
Days Inn1301 N El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA7.9 mi.(949) 361-0636
Country Plaza Inn35 Via Pico PlzSan Clemente, CA8.6 mi.(949) 498-8800
Holiday Inn San Clemente Resort111 S Ave De Ln EstrellaSan Clemente, CA8.6 mi.(949) 361-3000
Irvine Suites23192 LK CTR DrEl Toro, CA8.7 mi.(949) 380-9888
Americas Best Value Inn - Irvine23150 Lk Center DrLake Forest, CA8.7 mi.(949) 855-1000
Comfort Suites20768 Lk Forest DrLake Forest, CA8.7 mi.(949) 900-1288
Extended Stay America20251 Lk Forest DrLake Forest, CA8.7 mi.(949) 598-1898
Staybridge Suites Lake Forest2 OrchLake Forest, CA8.7 mi.(949) 462-9500
Residence Inn By Marriott10 MorganIrvine, CA9.1 mi.(949) 380-3000
Motel San Clemente1819 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA9.3 mi.(949) 492-1960
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels30 Technology DrIrvine, CA9.4 mi.(949) 727-4228
Candlewood Suites Irvine East3 S Pointe DrLake Forest, CA9.5 mi.(949) 598-9105
Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente2481 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA9.9 mi.(949) 366-1000
Travelodge-san Clemente Beach2441 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA9.9 mi.(800) 843-1706
Candlewood Suites16150 Sand Canyon AveIrvine, CA10.5 mi.(949) 788-0500
Comfort Suites3701 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA10.7 mi.(949) 361-6600

Laguna Niguel Weather & Climate

The Southern Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles and San Diego, enjoys some of the most beautiful weather in the state year round. This region boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year, balmy days and cool evenings - perfect for beachcombing, tennis, golf and other outdoor activities. The rainy season runs November through early April, with dry conditions and low humidity the rest of the year. It's not unusual to go all summer with no precipitation at all. Low clouds and fog are usually present right along the coastline on warmer summer days, but clears up by early afternoon. The summer heat is moderated by cool ocean breezes, but keep in mind that as you travel inland away from the cooling effect of the ocean, the temperatures rise (although not to uncomfortable levels.) Thunderstorms in this area are infrequent and light.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 66°F 43°F 2.75 in. 57°F
February 67°F 44°F 2.96 in. 57°F
March 67°F 46°F 2.58 in. 59°F
April 70°F 48°F 0.84 in. 62°F
May 71°F 53°F 0.25 in. 62°F
June 74°F 56°F 0.13 in. 66°F
July 77°F 60°F 0.04 in. 67°F
August 78°F 59°F 0.12 in. 68°F
September 78°F 59°F 0.35 in. 66°F
October 75°F 54°F 0.47 in. 64°F
November 71°F 47°F 1.23 in. 61°F
December 67°F 43°F 1.84 in. 58°F

Laguna Niguel Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) located about 14 miles northwest of Laguna Niguel in Santa Ana, California, the Chino airport (CNO) located approximately 31 miles north of Laguna Niguel in Chino, California, the Long Beach airport (LGB) located roughly 32 miles northwest of Laguna Niguel in Long Beach, California, and finally the Ontario International airport (ONT) located around 37 miles north of Laguna Niguel in Ontario, California.

Laguna Niguel Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventure CityAnaheimCA24.7 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA24.7 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA24.7 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA29.1 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA32.5 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA34.7 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA37.5 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA39.9 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA47.6 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA56.5 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA56.6 mi.
Belmont ParkSan DiegoCA64.2 mi.
SeaWorld San DiegoSan DiegoCA64.2 mi.
Frasier's FrontierEl CajonCA66.2 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA82.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA24.1 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA29.1 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA40.8 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA47.6 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA70.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA76.8 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA82.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
San Juan Hills Country ClubSan Juan CapistranoCA3.6 mi.
Aliso Viejo Golf ClubAliso ViejoCA5.7 mi.
Casta del Sol Golf CourseMission ViejoCA7.5 mi.
San Clemente Municipal Golf CourseSan ClementeCA7.7 mi.
Shorecliffs Golf ClubSan ClementeCA7.7 mi.
Talega Golf ClubSan ClementeCA7.7 mi.
Lake Forest Golf & Practice CenterLake ForestCA8.3 mi.
Tijeras Creek Golf ClubRancho Santa MargaritaCA10.2 mi.
El Toro Golf CourseIrvineCA11.5 mi.
Oak Creek Golf ClubIrvineCA11.5 mi.
Strawberry Farms Golf ClubIrvineCA11.5 mi.
Robinson RanchSanta ClaritaCA12.0 mi.
Rancho San Joaquin Golf CourseIrvineCA12.1 mi.
Back Bay Golf CourseNewport BeachCA12.8 mi.
Newport Beach Golf CourseNewport BeachCA13.7 mi.
Costa Mesa Golf & Country ClubCosta MesaCA14.7 mi.
Tustin Ranch Golf ClubTustinCA16.4 mi.
River View Golf CourseSanta AnaCA17.4 mi.
Willowick Golf CourseSanta AnaCA17.4 mi.
David L Baker Memorial GolfFountain ValleyCA19.3 mi.
Mile Square Golf CourseFountain ValleyCA19.4 mi.
Ridgeline Executive Golf CourseOrangeCA19.6 mi.
Anaheim Hills Golf CourseAnaheimCA22.4 mi.
Dad Miller Golf CourseAnaheimCA24.1 mi.
Mountain View Country ClubCoronaCA25.1 mi.
Black Gold Golf ClubYorba LindaCA25.4 mi.
Chino Hills Golf ClubChino HillsCA25.4 mi.
Los Serranos Golf & Country ClubChino HillsCA25.4 mi.
Eagle Glen Golf ClubCoronaCA25.7 mi.
Green River Golf ClubCoronaCA25.7 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA58.1 mi.
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA58.5 mi.
 
State Parks
Crystal Cove State ParkCA6.8 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA16.9 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA22.4 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA27.6 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA28.2 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA37.1 mi. 
 
Museums
Heritage of San Clemente & Visitor CenterSan ClementeCA8.6 mi.(History)
Beall Center for Art and TechnologyIrvineCA12.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Irvine MuseumIrvineCA12.1 mi.(Art)
National Bicycle History Archive of AmericaSanta AnaCA18.0 mi.(Technology)
Bowers Museum of Cultural ArtSanta AnaCA18.0 mi.(History)
Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLa JollaCA25.1 mi.(Art)
Fullerton Railway Plaza AssociationFullertonCA27.1 mi.(Technology)
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA29.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
California Surf MuseumOceansideCA29.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
California Surf MuseumOceansideCA29.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Making MusicCarlsbadCA32.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA32.5 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA32.5 mi.(Art)
Riverside Municipal MuseumRiversideCA34.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Antique Gas & Steam Engine MuseumVistaCA34.9 mi.(Technology)
Cooper Regional History MuseumUplandCA39.9 mi.(History)
American military museumEl MonteCA42.0 mi.(Technology)
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA47.6 mi.(History)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA47.8 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA47.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA18.0 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA25.1 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA47.8 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA64.2 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA64.2 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA64.2 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA77.9 mi.


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