Shopping: We go to Target at least twice a week.  There are three of them within five miles!

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Dining: Does the Starbucks drive through count?

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Play: With such great weather, there is no end of places to play – but in summer my kids love to cool off and splash at the Ladera Ranch Waterpark.

 

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Educational: We love to visit the Pacific Marine Mammal rescue center in Laguna Beach. We love animals and it’s a perfect place for kids to learn about how they can help care for the environment and help our flippered friends.

Entertaining Out of Towners: With Disney, Legoland and Seaworld in striking distance, it’s not hard to come up with suggestions. But our favorite way to share our surroundings with visitors is to take them to Crystal Cove State Park Beach for a leisurely stroll and lunch,dinner, or drinks on the beachfront patio at the Beachcomber restaurant. They even give you a blanket to stay warm when it gets chilly.