The Ranch at Laguna Beach’s 2024 Summer Programming

June 20, 2024

As the summer season approaches, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, a boutique coastal resort located in the scenic hills of Laguna Beach, California, is excited to unveil its new and exhilarating summer programming. Discover an idyllic summer retreat at The Ranch, where the natural beauty of the Aliso Canyon mountains meets luxurious yet heartfelt hometown hospitality. The 2024 summer lineup includes activities that celebrate the quintessential California summer lifestyle, offering unforgettable experiences from new farm-to-table dining to Laguna-style golf.

Here are the details of the 2024 summer activations at The Ranch:

Outdoor Adventures and Nature Exploration

Guests can immerse themselves in nature through various outdoor activities and guided tours:

  • Farm Tour: Join Farmer Leo every Thursday for a tour of Scout Camp and the Garden. Taste the season’s harvest and learn about sustainable farming practices at the property's ½ acre biodynamic farm.
  • Stargazing: Enjoy clear night skies away from city lights every Friday with The Ranch’s master astronomer.
  • Birds of Prey: Learn about hawks and owls from the OC Birds of Prey Center every Saturday.

Summertime Dining on the Coast

Experience The Ranch’s oceanfront dining options:

  • Lost Pier Café: Located on Aliso Beach, offering locally-sourced California cuisine.
  • Young’s Beach Shack: A new addition at Salt Creek Beach, serving beach favorites like breakfast burritos and Balboa Bars.

Exclusive Guest Experiences

Tailored activities for guests to connect with the local culture:

  • Cultural Experiences: For explorers looking to capture the charm and heritage of Laguna Beach, cultural experiences like The Shaper and The Painter immerse travelers into the California spirit. Guests meet with expert local surfboard shaper Gary Larson and build their imagined short or longboard. During The Painter experience, guests lunch with a local legend and painter, visit his studio, and take an oceanfront, plein-air art class.
  • Junior Explorers Camp: Engaging nature activities for kids ages 6-12, including a Garden Party, Artists Summit, Canyon Creatures, and Aviation Adventure.
  • Fitness Classes: Complimentary high-intensity interval training and restorative yoga classes are available every weekend for guests.

Golf and Wellness

  • Golf: Enjoy a round on the 9-hole course set within the dramatic canyons, offering stunning views and a private playing experience.
  • Spa: Relax at the Sycamore Spa by Hudson with customized treatments such as the Beach Recovery Body Treatment and a session in the infrared sauna.

Evening Activities

Unwind with live music, fire pits, and fine dining:

  • Harvest Restaurant: Enjoy a newly released summer menu at Harvest, the farm-to-table culinary concept certified as an ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurant’ by the Surfrider Foundation.
  • Live Music and Fire Pits: Enjoy live music every evening and reserve a fire pit for a cozy end to the day.

New This Summer

The Ranch is thrilled to announce the addition of Harvest's new summer menu, launched last week. A highlight is the Strawberry Balm Spring Tea, featuring fresh lemon balm and lemon peel grown just yards away at Harvest’s farm. These ingredients are blended with Oolong leaves sourced by tea sommelier Lan Zentil and scented with berry essence to craft a delightful summer farm-to-cup experience.

31106 Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. 888.316.0959.

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