All right, so it’s summer time in Laguna. The sun’s been out all day.
Now the question is “Where do I go?”
Well I’ve got it all for you. I have some helpful hints on how to
enjoy yourself Laguna style -- from restaurants to the best hotels to
places you’ll want to see. Perhaps you might even want a drink at the
best dive bar.
It’s a beautiful morning and I’m hungry. Where do I go? For the best
Mexican breakfast in town I highly recommend the Coyote Grill. Maybe it’s
some poached eggs and coffee you’d like to begin with, I give you
Heidelberg. For the best Danish in town, as well as a nice little get
away spot, we have Andre’s for you.
Now it’s Lunch time. I don’t know about you, but lunch normally cuts
into my beach time, so I’m not too big of a lunchtime fan. Just the same
I’ll help you. May I suggest A La Carte for a little gourmet sandwich,
maybe Wahoo’s for a fish taco or maybe La Sirena for some healthy Mexican
food or just maybe Gina’s for a slice of pizza.
Enough of lunch. Let’s get down to business, dinnertime.
It’s summertime right? So let’s start with some sushi and sake, San
Shi Go baby. If it’s prawns you love and a little fine dining, better try
Dizz’s. More Mexican food you ask? How about Javier’s. Italian is your
favorite? I would go with Rumari’s. Chinese? My favorite restaurant of
all, China Bistro. We can’t forget Thai food now can we. May I suggest
the Royal Thai or Laguna Thai?
Now that we got the food out of the way let’s talk some drinks. Adult
drinks please. We’ll start at the Royal Hawaiian and my friend Eddie,
followed by Cabanas and my buddy Jesse and we’ll just end our night at
the world famous Sand Piper.
Need a place to crash? Well then let’s stay at the best hotel in town,
the Surf and Sand. It’s a cloudy day? Get on the trolley (it’s free) and
take it to the Sawdust Festival for a nice day of arts, crafts and after
maybe check out a few galleries Downtown beginning with Wyland.
Looking for a nice beach? Sorry this is where it has to end. Besides
it’s hard enough finding a parking spot in this town without having to
see you at my favorite beach.
* JAMES PRIBRAM is a Laguna Beach resident, professional surfer and
co-founder of “They Will Surf Again,” a nonprofit foundation assisting
people with spinal cord injuries. He was also a member of the Water
Quality Advisory Committee.