Laguna Niguel

Is laguna Niguel the home of the 2019 Orange County Laureate? Here are some details we learned of this Orange County City.


Looking for you next great adventure? Check out Dripping Cave, Aliso Viejo’s natural rock shelter! Maintained by Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in the daylight hours, it is nestled between rugged coastal canyons, open grassland, and the greenest sycamore trees you ever did see. In dire need of a tour? Plaques detailing the intimate history of the natural rock formations and wildlife surround the site, courtesy of your park ranger and city patrons. Excavate marine and plant fossils—but remember not to take wildlife home! Take a step back in time and experience the rock shelter’s rich history as a sanctuary for bandits and temporary refuge for hunter-gathering Native Americans. Explore the park’s diverse beauty through geological formations and Marine fossils, archaeological and paleontological sites.

To escape the heat, peek inside the shaded crevices of the rock formations and reward yourself with your favorite book. Take advantage of a wholesome day trip for your friends and an educational experience for the entire family while the weather is still warm. Don’t wait to nominate your neighbor for the Orange County Laureate!

Written by Kati Zamani



As a nonprofit organization dedicated to storytelling, we want to honor storytellers in our own backyard. Now is the time to nominate Orange County community members who inspire you, through storytelling, community engagement, or education (art, literature, music, history, science, technology). Nominate the neighbors who inspire you.


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