Recently, we took a family trip to Southern California and stayed at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. We live in Sacramento which is about a 6 hour-ish drive without kids, and a 9 hour drive with 🙂 All things considered, our kids actually did amazing on our drive down and back. I was pretty impressed! I was most worried about Jude and how he’d handle being strapped into a car seat for that long of a period but he actually took it like a champ! That’a boy.
If you’ve never stayed at Surf and Sand Resort, you must put it on your bucket list! It was pretty much five star in every way. From the second we got there, they treated us like royalty. And considering we had three crazy kids running around with us the whole time, that says a lot! I loved that it was very family friendly and accommodating. The pool was (undeniably) beautiful and was definitely our hang out spot for most of the trip. It’s heated to the perfect temp so our kids jumped back and forth between the pool to the jacuzzi about 1000 times. Jude is SUCH a fish and wanted to be in the water every second we were there.
There are steps that lead directly to the ocean so we made our way down there quite a few times and let the little ones run around on the beach (it was definitely too chilly to get in the water). Also, one thing that I learned during our stay is just how dog-friendly Laguna beach is. And being the animal lover I am, I loved getting to see those furry little faces everywhere we turned. In fact, you can even bring your dog to stay with you at the resort if you wish! Our kiddos loved seeing them everywhere too.
Our last stop was a day at Disneyland so I included a few pics below of our fun day there.
Was it a little bit hectic? Sure. We were going at full-speed the entire time and there were very few breaks, but all in all my husband and I both agreed that it was a memorable trip all around and something we want to continue to do with our kiddos. Thank you Surf & Sand Resort for such a memorable trip! We will definitely be back!