Newport Beach, Laguna Beach


New Orange County Restaurants

On our recent visit to Southern California, we found three new restaurants worthy of note, two in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach.

Whale Watching Off the Coast of Southern California

We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.

Southern California Coastal Retreats

After assessing several small hotels in the heart of Los Angeles, a little time along the coast seemed like just the thing. One hotel in Malibu made the cut.

Video: The Best Beaches of Orange County

Each beach has its own character and crowd (or lack thereof). Our editor evaluated several beaches along a scenic stretch of Southern California.

Best Family Resorts: Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami Beach earned first place for the second year in a row, adding a third award for the hotel this year.

'From the Greens' | Fazio's 'Re-Perfection' of Pelican Hill

We asked The Resort at Pelican Hill located in Newport Beach, California, to share a highlight from their Readers' Choice award-winning golf courses.

Just Back From | Laguna Beach, California

Caryn, our Staff Accountant, just returned from a short two-night vacation in Laguna Beach, California. Learn more about her Laguna Beach experience.

Tuscany comes to Newport Beach: The Resort at Pelican Hill

Sequestered south of Los Angeles in the verdant hills between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill takes its inspiration from Italy, and looks, from a distance, like a slice of Tuscany transplanted beside the Pacific.

A Memorable Day in Laguna Beach

One morning at Pelican Hill, a chilly marine layer with attendant fog effectively scuttled our best-laid plans to loaf by the pool all day, so we went with our fallback option, a day trip to the charming town of Laguna Beach.