THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
Phone:  +1 (949) 240-2000   •  Map & Directions
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Calendar of Events



Lively Activities, Surrounding Our Southern California Luxury Hotel and Resort

Anticipate the possibilities that each new day brings at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Fill your days and nights at this prestigious Southern California luxury hotel with excursions, themed events, culinary classes, fine dining and more. Indulge in as much or as little as you please. The choice is yours. Explore the infinite possibilities that pervade this award-winning luxury resort in Southern California – inside and out.



  
Give Back Getaway
May 25, 2015 - September 7, 2015
From Memorial Day and Labor Day, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel can participate in the Fishing for Second Harvest program, a day of sport fishing off the coast of Dana Point. The sport fishing excursion includes live bait and frozen squid, conventional rod rental with tackle pack, and a one-day California State Fishing License. The cost is $75 per adult and $50 per child (3 to 12). At the conclusion of the trip, all of the fish the guests caught are cleaned and donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

$75 per adult and $50 per child (3 to 12)

Movies by the Pool
Every Thursday
Beginning at Sunset
Complimentary for Hotel Guests

Swim on down to the movies! Movies will be shown at the Dana Pool and will begin at sunset. Popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Please note that every child must be accompanied by an adult.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Taco Tuesday
Tuesdays; 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a selection of Raya-style tacos on 180blu.

  
Sunset Service
Daily
At sunset, relax on the bluff and enjoy a picnic basket of wine and cheese or Japanese beer and handmade sushi. Sunset Service is $90 per couple and is available daily.

Galerie Moderne
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 10, 11, 12
Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 24, 25, 26

See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

Yappy Hour
Thursday, September 10, 2015; 5 to 8 p.m.
Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Proceeds from Yappy Hour benefit the Wounded Veteran's Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

Click here for additional dates and information.

  
Give Back Getaway
May 25, 2015 - September 7, 2015
From Memorial Day and Labor Day, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel can participate in the Fishing for Second Harvest program, a day of sport fishing off the coast of Dana Point. The sport fishing excursion includes live bait and frozen squid, conventional rod rental with tackle pack, and a one-day California State Fishing License. The cost is $75 per adult and $50 per child (3 to 12). At the conclusion of the trip, all of the fish the guests caught are cleaned and donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

$75 per adult and $50 per child (3 to 12)

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Taco Tuesday
Tuesdays; 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a selection of Raya-style tacos on 180blu.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunset Service
Daily
At sunset, relax on the bluff and enjoy a picnic basket of wine and cheese or Japanese beer and handmade sushi. Sunset Service is $90 per couple and is available daily.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Galerie Moderne
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 8, 9, 10
Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 22, 23, 24

See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October 29, 2015; 4 to 7 p.m.
Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine.

Click here for additional dates and information.

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunset Service
Daily
At sunset, relax on the bluff and enjoy a picnic basket of wine and cheese or Japanese beer and handmade sushi. Sunset Service is $90 per couple and is available daily.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu


In celebration of the season of giving, we are collecting canned goods, non-perishable items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local charities. In return, we will present you with the gift of our Anniversary Card that provides fifteen percent off in our restaurants, spa and retail shop, as well as complimentary day valet parking.


Galerie Moderne
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 5, 6, 7
Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 19, 20, 21

See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

The Diamond Ball
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The resort is proud to host The Diamond Ball, an evening of inspiration committed to saving lives. The mission of The Diamond Ball is to raise funds for animal charities that save lives. The evening includes a silent and live auction, a four-course dinner presented by the resort’s Executive Chef, and music and dancing. The evening also includes The Diamond Drop, an opportunity where guests can donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu


In celebration of the season of giving, we are collecting canned goods, non-perishable items, toys, books and stuffed animals to be donated to local charities. In return, we will present you with the gift of our Anniversary Card that provides fifteen percent off in our restaurants, spa and retail shop, as well as complimentary day valet parking.


Galerie Moderne
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 3, 4, 5
Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 17, 18, 19

See original works from the great masters on display in the grand hallway off the main lobby.

Yappy Howl-idays
Sunday, December 6, 2015; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization.

Click here for additional dates and information.

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

Oceanfront Yoga
Daily; 9 a.m.
Yoga teaches students how to breathe well, stretch the body and relax, producing an overall heart-healthy workout. The various poses are designed to gently stretch muscles and enhance relaxation. Regular yoga workouts lower blood pressure, help relieve arthritis and headache pain, lower stress and help with sleeping problems. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Live Acoustical Guitar Music
Tuesday through Saturday evenings; 6 to 9 p.m.
Musician Ryan Heflin performs on 180blu. His musical style is beachy, bluesy and soulful – a tribute to the beauty of Southern California.

Oceanfront Pilates
Daily; 10 a.m.
Movements emphasize building strong abdominals and back muscles to enhance strength, muscular symmetry, alignment flexibility, grace and coordination. Use systematic practices of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns. Complimentary for Resort Guests.

Garden Tour
Daily; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables hand-picked by The Ritz-Carlton’s executive chef on this complimentary hour-long tour. You will also get the chance to explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

Connect the Dots
Daily; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Examine sustainable materials and environmental practices in the Eco-Adventure Center. Explore what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our life-sized game board.

  
Sunday a la Carte Champagne Brunch
Every Sunday in RAYA
A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

Served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$65 USD per person

Menu

 
The Diamond Ball
Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to host The Diamond Ball, an evening of inspiration committed to saving lives. The mission of The Diamond Ball is to raise funds for animal charities that save lives. The evening includes a silent and live auction, a four-course dinner presented by the resort’s Executive Chef, and music and dancing. The evening also includes The Diamond Drop, an opportunity where guests can donate gems and jewelry in support of the cause. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.  Proceeds will go to support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

Yappy Hour
5 to 8 p.m. 

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Click here for more information. Proceeds from the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence

  • Thursday, July 9 
  • Thursday, August 13 
  • Thursday, September 10

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October 29 / 4 to 7 p.m.

Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of Howl-O-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine.

Yappy Howl-iday
Sunday, December 6, 2015 / 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the Yappy Howl-iday Celebration. This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself – Santa Claus. Photos can be purchased for $15. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats or dog toys to be donated to an animal rescue organization.