Destination guide

Sun, sand, and surf in Laguna Niguel

Spilling down the sides of the San Joaquin Hills to meet the frothing Pacific Ocean at Dana Point and 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Niguel is a pretty, well-to-do suburban pocket of Orange County. It's packed with all sorts of Laguna Niguel vacation rentals, ranging from chic pads with sweeping views of the sea swells, to elegant family villas with creative interior design touches. Whichever you choose, you can look forward to a vacation in the middle of some of South California's best surfing spots and state beaches, not to mention close to all the delights of big city Los Angeles.

Things to do

The beach life in Laguna Niguel

You only need to glimpse the enticing Laguna Niguel vacation rentals with views of the Pacific Ocean to know that the beaches are some of the top draws here. They really are fantastic, too. Check out 1000 Steps Beach, where a short walk through the bougainvillea and pines reveals a boulder-speckled cove with caves and high cliffs. Then there's Laguna Beach to the north, packed with surfers and the cutting-edge collections of the Laguna Art Museum. Meanwhile, something different awaits at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, dating back to the Spanish era of the 1770s.

Activities

Unwind, adventure, and get Zen in Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel's well-to-do locals have created a space where it's possible to feel the pulse of South Cali life, adventure in the San Joaquin Hills, and relax and unwind, all in the same week. There are chic spas here with massage beds and yoga classes. There are meditation schools that align the chakras on the clifftops. There are surf instructors just waiting to conquer the Orange County waves. And there are hiking trails by the bucket load, all wiggling and weaving across the valley and into the rugged mountains.

Weather

Lovely weather in Laguna Niguel

Temperature highs that range from around 65 to 85 throughout the year mean that Laguna Niguel is warm most months. Add in oodles of sunny days, and those soothing sea breezes that roll off the Pacific, and it's easy to see how this one's a real year-round destination. You can look to book your Laguna Niguel vacation rentals in the "winter", between December and March, to get the beaches to yourself. Or, you can come in the sultry summer, between May and September, for the hottest days and the bustling beach life.

Natural features

Beaches and high hills surround Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel is draped over a series of low hills just above the Pacific Ocean coast of Orange County. On the one side, the wild waves of 1000 Steps Beach and the long, golden Doheny State Beach fringe the edge of California. On the other, it's the cloud-gathering peaks of the San Joaquin Hills that dominate. The variation in terrain means you can share that vacation time between surfing and spotting whales along the shores, and hiking through dusty canyons to gushing waterfalls on high.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Laguna Niguel

Fly into Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), the closest airport, located 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 28.5 mi (45.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Laguna Niguel Station.

Where to stay around Laguna Niguel?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,122 vacation rentals near Laguna Niguel. From 437 Houses to 402 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Laguna Niguel for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Laguna Niguel?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Laguna Niguel:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 839 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 307 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 595 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 450 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 385 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Laguna Niguel?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Laguna Niguel. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • El Niguel Country Club: 2,527 vacation rentals
  • Laguna Niguel Station: 2,532 vacation rentals
  • Massage Envy Spa: 2,652 vacation rentals
  • Euro Day Spa: 2,813 vacation rentals
  • Crown Valley Community Park: 2,566 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Laguna Niguel listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Laguna Niguel?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 437 Houses in Laguna Niguel. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Laguna Niguel include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 402 rentals available
  • Villas: 85 rentals available
  • Cottages: 76 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Laguna Niguel?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 471 vacation rentals with pool available in Laguna Niguel. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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