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Things to Do In Laguna Hills

Things to do in Laguna Hills

There are plenty of activities you can plan to do in Laguna Hills and take advantage of the Southern California weather. From hiking trails to public parks, farmers’ markets, shopping, wildlife areas to walk, live entertainment, a vast array of outdoor activities, and many restaurants. The city of Laguna is a great and fun place for the whole family.

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Parks in Laguna Hills, Ca

Sheep hills park

Sheep hills park is a nice place for the kids. They have open green space to run free. The park has a playground, baseball fields, and a wonderful place to have a nice walk. If you love riding bikes or mountain biking there are bike trails as well.

Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park is located near the Laguna Hills Community Center. I can tell you the kiddos have so much fun at the park, especially the little kids. The park is free entry and it has a large parking lot.

The park has tunnels, bridges, and stairs to walk and explore. They have two bench swings and one baby swing. The playground sets vary for different ages. So you can entertain the little ones while you are watching your older kids play on slides and other playground sets. The park also boasts a rock wall and climbable whalebone fossils.

Luckily there are picnic tables so if you want to plan an afternoon for the whole family this is a great park to visit. It is truly one of a kind.

Argonaut Park

Argonaut Park is an amazing park with vast open green space. The kids will love the playground and your dogs will love the open space. If you don’t love crowds this park is perfect. This park is one of the parks in the city of Laguna that does not get overcrowded.

Gallup Park

Gallup Park is located in the private community of Nellie Gail Ranch. There are no gates so you can access the park. It is one of the nicest, cleanest, and safest parks in the city of Laguna Hills.

Museum in Laguna Hills, Ca

Moulton Museum

If you love history, nature, and like walking tours, this is a great place to go. They offer guided tours through Aliso Viejo, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, and Aliso Viejo ranch. You also learn of the history of Moulton and Nellie Gail’s family that once owned this vast estate in California.

There is no admission price. They ask for donations. There is a parking fee if you park near the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. It is $3 daily.

Trails in Laguna Hills, Ca

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking trails

This trail is 18.5 miles long and it passes through Mission Viejo, south Laguna to the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. It is an easy ride and hike. It is completely paved and it is safe from automobiles and traffic lights. It is a great way to see all the different parks that exist in each city.

Sulphur Creek Reservoir Loop

This is a great ride and it actually connects with the Aliso Creek Trail. This trail takes you through Laguna Niguel Park and it wraps around a man-made lake with Bass and Rainbow Trout. It is a hidden gem of Laguna Niguel Ca. The trail is so near Laguna Hills you can’t miss the chance to ride or walk around this beautiful park.

The Aliso Creek Trail can take you down to Laguna Beach. Now I have seen the trail it is quite a hike. You will have to cut through Laguna Canyon and pass the Top of the World, but I heard the ride is pretty amazing. If you plan to take the ride from Laguna Hills to Laguna Beach I advise a lot of planning and water!

Indoor Activity To Do in Laguna Hills, Ca

Big Air Trampoline Park

If you want to take your kids or adult to enjoy a giant trampoline, foam jousting, padded obstacles, and foam pits look no further then the Trampoline park.


1 Hours: $20

1.5 Hours: $25

2 Hours: $30

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thurday: 10am- 8pm

Friday-Saturday: 10am-10pm

Sunday: 11:00am-8pm

If you are near Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, or Lake Forest you should head over to any of the activities in Laguna Hills.

Frequently Asked Questions

How close is Laguna Hills to Laguna Beach?

Laguna Hills is 7 miles away from Laguna Beach. It is about a 15-18 minute drive (without traffic) to reach sand volleyball courts, restaurants with spectacular ocean views, paddle boarding, tide pools, a beachfront park, an art studio with amazing local artists, and wine tasting at the Laguna Canyon Winery, and whale watching.

If you happen to head down to Laguna Beach be sure to take the Pacific Coast hwy. Some of the nearby cities are amazing. If you head North on the PCH you will see Crescent Bay Beach which is located where Cliff Drive and Viejo converge off North PCH, Newport Coast, and Newport beach, as well as great food, and shopping.

Heading south from Laguna Beach you will some of the most beautiful beaches in Orange county and Southern California’s coast. There is Aliso Beach (great for surfing, Tide Pools, and swimming, a great place for kids to swim and have fun), Victoria Beach (If you have kids they will love the Pirate Tower, great for skim boarding), Diver’s cove (great for scuba diving), Heisler park (If you want to have a great park to picnic Heisler park is a great place, the parking is not free. The cost is $2.50 an hour, dogs are allowed, the beach is just a few steps from the park), and as you continue driving you will hit another beautiful city in Orange county Dana point.

Is Laguna Hills California a nice area?

Yes! It is one of the best places to live in Orange county. The city has some of the bests parks, walking trails for nature lovers, shopping, and on major holidays the Nellie Gail community goes all out decorating their homes with Christmas lights. It is also not too far from great cities such as Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch, and Irvine.

Is Laguna Hills California a rich area?

Laguna Hills is one of the most affluent cities in Orange County. Single Family Homes Median home prices in 2022 are around $1,376,000.

Does Laguna Hills California have a free trolley service?

Laguna Hills does not offer free Trolley service. So if you are trying to plan things to do in Laguna Hills you will have to plan your own transportation around the city. Near laguna hills cities like Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Canyon, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Mission Viejo, Dana Point, and San Clemente all offer free trolley services through south Orange County.

This is a free way to get around Orange County and get to its beaches, restaurants, parks, and other top attractions during the peak times of tourist traffic.

For the times and dates of the free trolley in Orange county California, click here!

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