I think we have many reasons to be excited for Blog Sugar. Amazing, inspiring speakers, networking, building connections and friendships, and of course swag bags. But for the people traveling in from all over the country, I've got to imagine that location, location, location is a big reason to be excited. In case you didn't know, the average temperature here in So Cal in September is a perfect 74 degrees.
The Blog Sugar venue and accomodations are conveniently located next to several world famous beaches. Closest in location would be quaint Seal Beach. This is one of my personal favorites because it is close, easily accessible with plenty of parking, and isn't overly crowded, even on the weekends. I love the small town feel of all the shops and restaurants on Main Street and the laid back attitude of the locals. There is also a great pier that you can take stroll down with a Rubi's Diner at the end. If you're looking for excellent steak and seafood, visit Mahe, a personal favorite.
Sunset and Bolsa Chica Beaches and land up in Huntington Beach, best known as Surf City USA, playing host to the annual surf competition the US Open. HB definitely has more of a larger town feel with a huge tourist population, and a very large Main Street with hundreds of shops and large restaurants. It's a fun place to visit with lots of people watching, but could be a little overwhelming.
Newport Beach. Touted as both affluent and accessible, I'd agree that Newport Beach offers both beautiful million dollar homes as well as quaint little bungalows where young kids fresh out of college bunk up to get that fun beach living atmosphere. There's great shopping at Fashion Island and amazing restaurants along the coast in Corona Del Mar, but it lacks a sort of centralized location where you can stop and experience Newport if that makes sense? The views along the coast here are breathtaking though and Newport is worth a drive through if you have the time
Crystal Cove Beach on your way to Laguna Beach, which is best known for it's thriving artists community and rolling streets with homes nestled right into the hillside. Because of its interesting artistic roots, Laguna has a very fun, quirky and laid back feel to the town and it's always a treat to stroll through the streets. Las Brisas offers breathtaking views and is sort of a must see if you visit Laguna Beach.
So tell us, are there any destinations or topics you'd love for us to share in this series of posts? Restaurants, thrifting, amusement parks? Please feel free to give us some ideas and suggestions for what you'd like to learn more about! We hope you've found this little post both helpful and inspiring! Just a few short months away and you'll be here!