We had a great trip, absolutely nothing on the agenda except making it to Catalina Island for a day. We spent a ton of time on the beach, eating great food, drinking coffee, reading, and exploring Orange County. It was my first time in California, I was especially eager to go to Northern Cali, but we didn't have the time to explore it to the extent that I wanted, so we choose something else. This ended up being perfect for a five day vacation.
Other than Catalina, we didn't venture far from Laguna Beach. We spent a lot of time there, as well as Dana's Point, Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Beautiful scenery, and such a relaxed way of life.