Colorado weather can be nuts. Just last Sunday I was hiking in 65 degree weather on Mount Sanitas, since then it hasn’t gotten above 30. Yuck.
So, we decided to head to Laguna Beach, California for a quick weekend for some warm sun. We are staying at the Inn at Laguna Beach and have a room with a view. It’s gorgeous. Our room has a sweet patio for drinking coffee in the morning, wine in the evening. At night on the open air rooftop patio, dripping with lights, they serve free wine. Yep Free. It is lovely.
As soon as we arrived, we soaked in the beach views and walked around town. One of my favorite places to lunch is called the Zinc Cafe. They have super fresh salads and sandwiches and my favorite, an open air patio. The lemonade is to die for too. If you would rather have beer or wine, you may!
For dinner we went to Carmelitas Kitchen. Omg. The BEST, most tender carnitas I have ever had. Have a feeling an obsession has started. I may have to start coming here every few months just for the carnitas. The skinny margaritas aren’t bad either!
Laguna Beach always seems to have live music. We made our way to the Cliff where they have an open air, very quaint patio filled with locals. A band called The Salty Suites was playing. They were fantastic if you dig a little mellow blue grass – which I did!
Day 1 in Laguna Beach was fantastic!
Today we will explore the tide pools right below our hotel and go for a run on the beach. More on that later!
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