What is a trip to California without a trip to the Beach. Nothing right! One has to go to the beach when going to California. It is a must!!!! While there are many great beaches in California my favorite is Laguna Beach. I also like Dana Point and I like Crystal Cove which are both on each side of Laguna. Now skip Laguna city center beach which is always crowded, but just go a little farther down the street towards Dana Point and you will be assured to find a parking spot and for pretty cheap. Just a dollar an hour. Laguna just has such a fun atmosphere and once you are done with the beach and are totally starving which you will be as sea air always makes me hungry you will find so many great places to eat nearby and some fun places to shop too! This is where I would live if we had a gazillion dollars! The houses are fantastic ! It is my happy place here in the United States. I don't even have to get out of the car to be happy driving down the Pacific Coast Hwy through these towns. My heart just sings!