Did you make a New Years resolution to finally get fit in 2015? Do you feel it’s time to keep that promise to yourself once and for all to get out there and get some exercise this year? Lucky for you, Laguna Beach is a virtual treasure trove of idyllic settings for working out, toning up, and filling your lungs with that fresh ocean air. Here’s a look at some of our local favorites.
Lace Up Those Hiking Boots
This may come as a surprise, but did you know that Laguna Beach features more hiking paths and climbing trails than it does streets? There are over 20,000 acres, to be exact! What better way to get in shape and take in some outstanding views than to put on those hiking boots and head out for an afternoon of exercise and fun. The Laguna Beach Official Visitors Center offers a hiking map of the area, which includes details about well-groomed trails as well as those a little more off the beaten path (quite literally!). But really, the piece de resistance is the hike that begins at the “Top of the World”, otherwise known as Alta Laguna Park. Here you’ll enjoy a 2.5 mile trail that wends into Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.
Head to the Ocean
If sand and surf are more your style, head on over to Aliso Beach Park. This family-friendly destination has large sandy beaches and is the perfect place to practice swimming, surfing, skin diving, paddle boarding and skimboarding. Many places offer lessons, so don’t be afraid to try something new! Prefer to stay out of the water? Why not play a game or two of beach volleyball? Even a simple stroll along beach to watch the sunset can get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. Aliso Beach Park is open daily from 6am to 10pm.
Take a Spin
Another great way to get in some exercise and see the sites of Laguna Beach is biking! If you don’t have a bike of your own, no problem. Laguna Beach Bike Rental offers both bike rentals and guided tours. In addition they provide maps that highlight some of the great sightseeing, shops and restaurants in town, in case you want to stop and fuel up for your ride. There are many trails in and around the area that cater to all skill levels, so don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone.
Laugh and Stretch
If all of the above isn’t lighting a fire inside of you, surely you’ll be enticed by a little laughter. The Laguna Laughter Club meets every day at the northernmost end of Main Beach for a some stretches and some laughs – seriously! Not only do they engage in methods that are scientifically proven to free you from stress, anxiety and depression – it’s all free, every single day of the year! Each session runs between 45 and 60 minutes.
If you’d like more information about all that Laguna Beach and the surrounding area has to offer, including homes for sale, please don’t hesitate to contact The Stanaland Group. Our agents are experts in coastal Orange County real estate and are ready to help!