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Exploring South Laguna by Trolley

Editor,

Summer trolleys end Sunday, Sept. 2 at 11:30 p.m.

Take a ride on the south route and explore your town. Stop at Wesley Drive and walk Treasure Island Park or plop down on one of it’s four gorgeous beaches. Check out the almost mermaid “Voyager” by Linda Brunker near the underground garage, the nearly 50-foot long fish mosaic by De Larios on the wall under Montage’s northern swimming pool and the picnic spots near the gazebo where hundreds watch the Emerald Bay and downtown July 4 fireworks shows.

Go to Aliso Beach and use the under-highway tunnel to walk up to the golf course for a delicious lunch and or breakfast served all day or remember there’s the cafe on the sand and a short walk south, waves and tides permitting, Laguna’s internationally listed West Street “gay” beach.

Another idea is to go to south Table Rock Drive, walk toward the ocean and down 150 steps to Secret Cove, which many say is well worth the steps. Or cross the street, up Catalina Street one block to a quiet park named the Village Green. Both the cove & the park are in South Laguna proper. Travel to the trolley’s south-most stop and visit Salt Creek beach, which has a terrace where smoothies, burgers & dogs are served or have a luxe lunch at the Ritz.

Free trolleys was city council person Toni Iseman’s idea and that idea now moves 300,000 plus visitors and locals from here to there with bells ringing all the way.

 

Roger Carter

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