Things to Do
Our Hotel in Laguna Woods
Situated in the beautiful Saddleback Valley, between Los Angeles and San Diego, Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods is in the entertainment and vacation heart of South Orange County. Our Laguna Woods hotel is just minutes from gorgeous beaches, trendy shopping and dining, and spectacular golf courses. Relax on the golden sands of nearby beaches, see a concert at FivePoint Amphitheatre, play a few holes at Strawberry Farms Golf Club, hike in picturesque Laguna Canyon, and watch art come to life each summer at the Pageant of the Masters. Located in the technology and business center of Southern California, Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods is 4 miles away from the thriving Aliso Viejo and Irvine Spectrum business communities and just down Interstate 5 from the Anaheim Convention Center.
Orange County Highlights
Orange County boasts some of the best beaches around. It’s home to Huntington Beach, the iconic beach city that hosts the US Open of Surfing. If you prefer a more artsy vibe, there’s Laguna Beach, where you'll find art galleries, quaint beachfront homes, and offbeat surf shops. Newport Beach is also extremely popular, from the laid-back vibes of the peninsula to the pristine beauty of Crystal Cove State Park.
If you’re looking forward to a SoCal shopping spree, you won’t be disappointed here. Start at the South Coast Plaza, which is the largest shopping center on the West Coast. There’s also the upscale Fashion Island, an outdoor shopping center in Newport, and the Irvine Spectrum, a popular destination full of shops, eateries, bars, and entertainment.
It may not have the most extreme coasters in the world, but Orange County is home to the world’s most famous amusement park: Disneyland. After all these years, the Happiest Place on Earth continues to evolve, with plenty of new attractions to explore and even a second park, Disney California Adventure. There’s also Knott’s Berry Farm, which honors California’s heritage with enchanting Western, Native American, and Mexican-themed attractions.
One of the best ways to capture the flavor of a destination is by catching a game, and Orange County holds two exciting options. Watch the Anaheim Ducks take to the ice (founded by the Walt Disney Company and named after the film, “The Mighty Ducks”), or head to Angels Stadium to enjoy some Angels baseball.