Here in SoCal, we are somewhat obsessed with the outdoor life, and I love the sheer variety and types of parks we have. There are beach parks, of course, with sandy shores, tidepools, watersports, scenic cliffs, etc. We have green space parks with grassy expanses, picnic and play areas, benches, trees, and sports courts and fields. And there are mountain parks with hiking trails, forests and foliage, wildlife, and stunning views. Then there are a few special places like this oceanfront park in Laguna Beach that provide a delightfully unexpected mix of all of that dotted with art, humor, and a little guided self-care.

Heisler Park was voted TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award for 2023, and it is not hard to see why. Have you ever been to this oceanfront park in Laguna Beach? It is perfect for a day trip, or if you are driving some distance to visit (which you won’t regret), consider spending the weekend in this lovely, walkable coastal town. Book a comfortable room nearby, and there is even a free trolley that you can take to the park and around town! 

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