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IHG has 23 Lake Forest hotels from which to choose, ensuring you’ll get the best from this lush part of the Orange County region. Formerly named El Toro, the city features lots of green spaces punctuated by beautiful lakes and trees. Though it was only given city status in 1991, Lake Forest is steeped in history. With its origins as an agricultural area, it was once a rest stop for stagecoaches travelling between Los Angeles and San Diego. These days, however, Lake Forest is more notable for the pristine suburbs and elegant properties typical of this affluent county.
Remnants of the area’s rich past remain in Heritage Hill, home to the Serrano Regional Historic Village, which features four historical buildings like the the Serrano Adobe, the oldest structure in Lake Forest. The Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens is another pretty local attraction. Famous as the home of one of the world’s greatest actresses and cultural influencers, Madame Modjeska, the property dates back to the late 1800s.
Fans of outdoor pursuits will enjoy heading over to the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. The park boasts over 1,500 acres of canyons, hills and trails just waiting to be explored on foot, on two wheels and even on horseback. If you’re travelling with young people you might want to check out the Etnies Skate Park, one of the county’s most popular facilities for anyone who wants to try their hand at skateboarding. Lessons are available for beginners and more experienced skaters alike, so there’s no excuse not to give it a try!
There are a range of shopping malls within easy reach of Lake Forest offering clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and more, as well as good places to eat and drink. Restaurants in the area offer a range of exciting flavours including Mexican, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Wine shops and wine tasting opportunities are also accessible nearby, and the Hamilton Oaks Vineyard makes a great stop off if you like to try before you buy.
Whether you’re planning a holiday or a business trip to this sunny slice of California, choosing one of IHG’s hotels in Lake Forest means you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy the area. Book your stay today and benefit from quality accommodation and a friendly welcome at great prices.
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