A Retreat by the Lake

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If you’re looking for a place where you can be one with nature without an ounce of technology in sight, then Laguna Niguel Regional Park is right for you. Laguna Niguel Regional Park is a well-loved space in the community that is home to parties, day camps, and outdoor fun for all ages. A trip through this park will reveal various shelters that are perfect for a shaded picnic or an arts and crafts session, which you can reserve online. There are also picnic tables scattered throughout the grassy areas of the park, and the beautiful Laguna Niguel Lake acts as its centerpiece, perfecting the scenery. 

The park is also home to various wildlife, and children can have fun searching for tadpoles in the creek while their parents try to keep geese from ruining the picnic. And if you want to see some more wildlife, there are many roads and trails you can use to traverse the park during your search. Whether you’re interested in a short walk, a view of nature, or a longer hike, it is the perfect place for you. 

Entering the park is easy. You can either walk in for free or park for $3 on a weekday and $5 on a weekend. Additionally, the park’s spring and summer hours stretch from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and in the darker fall and winter months, it is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., offering plenty of time to enjoy Southern California’s mild weather regardless of the season. It’s an inexpensive way to spend the day soaking up the sun surrounded by seemingly endless water and greenery. 

There are other fun activities at the park, such as Laguna Niguel’s fireworks show, which is held there every year on the Fourth of July and is a real treat for everyone who sees it. There is also a playground filled with play structures where children can happily pass the time. If you’re looking to spend some time outside, there’s no better place than Laguna Niguel Regional Park.