Southern Californians love quick weekend getaways! We don’t have to travel far to explore amazing wineries, hike magnificent trails, camp amongst majestic mountains or visit exclusive resorts to be papered and entertained. The holidays are a time when theatres are putting on spectacular productions, incredible artists are coming from all over the world and local hotels are opening amazing and special experiences to the public.
If you live in California and staying local for the holidays or just visiting for the season, enjoy amazing holiday experiences with a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. For this special season, guests will be enjoying the finest inspirations of at this ocean front resort. From storytelling with Santa and Teddy Bear Tea to the FantaSea Gingerbread Spectacular, there is something for every member of the family. During the holiday season the resort offers a local and amazing getaway, fit to make you feel like you’ve escaped to a magical world far, far away.
The Inspirations of the Season Holiday Package runs at $450 per night and includes breakfast and pool/garden accommodations. Guests will enjoy a multitude of holiday activities during their stay including a gingerbread display created by the resort’s pastry team. With over 400 hours of work going in to the amazing demonstration that highlights the “FantaSea Land” spectacular, sweets like gingerbread, sugar cubes, waffles, pretzels, cream puffs, rolls, crackers, cereal, macaroons, dried fruit, chocolate shavings and candy illuminate the spirit of the season. Guests will also enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Holiday Tea from November 26th through December 20th as well as a children’s Holiday Story Telling offered December 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd with holiday tales fit for every child’s imagination. The festive “Teddy Bear Tea” tradition will also illuminate the festivities, serving hot chocolate tea with a selection of pastries and sandwiches.
In celebration of the season of giving, guests are also encouraged to bring unwrapped teddy bears to donate to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Throughout the holiday season, the resort will be collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local charities. In return, guests will receive an Anniversary Card that provides fifteen percent value in the resort’s restaurants, spas and retail shops.
The resort, which premiered as the first luxury resort along coastal Orange County, is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakes the senses with its unique ocean front setting and remarkable service. The Inspirations of the Season package is a premier destination for locals and travelers that desire a playful, family approach to California luxury. Additional amenities include luxury lifestyle experiences at Raya, 180blu, The Marketplace, enoSTEAK, Bar Raja, The Spa and Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Ambassador of the Environment.
By Kate Jarosinska