Aliso ViejoUnited States of America

Image for Perhaps the most astounding structure in the place is the Aetheneum.  It was designed as a center where visiting and local scholars could gather to offer symposia, presentations, papers, seminars, and every other manner of scholastic endeavor.  

The structure contains apartments where visitors can stay, and is surrounded on all sides by beautiful gardens and casual gathering areas.

The gardens to the rear of this structure are particularly enchanting.

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Visit Aliso Viejo

Experience romantic Aliso Viejo: its sports, beaches, food, and more!

Discover the family-friendly city of Aliso Viejo—sports teams, beaches, and sights like Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.

Top Hotels in Aliso Viejo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo - Laguna Beach
Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo - Laguna Beach
3 out of 5
110 Vantis Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA
$114
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20

Situated in Aliso Viejo, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Soka University of America and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Saddleback ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (535 reviews)

"Of all the plsces i have stsyed i vote this one #1. The room was very clean and i love that there was a home away from home feeling. The breakfast buffet was delivous , my favorite was the waffles and sausage i would highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo - Laguna Beach
Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel
Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
50 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA
$107
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Located in the entertainment district, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sawdust Art Festival Grounds, Main Beach Park, and Irvine Spectrum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (521 reviews)

"At check in, the lovely young lady who helped us was friendly and even gave us free parking y’all’! The gym was fantastic with all sorts of classes . The outdoor pool area was so relaxing . Sunday breakfast was way above my expectations and they even had lox and bagels. This was our first time staying ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel
Resort Property in Orange County
Resort Property in Orange County
Aliso Viejo, CA

Situated in Aliso Viejo, this condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, and Laguna ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Conference Say

"Myself and five other ladies were attending a 3-day conference in Lake Forest. We booked this property for the stay. The accommodations were perfect for this. Every thing was pretty basic but that was all we needed."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

Resort Property in Orange County

Popular things to do in Aliso Viejo

Soka University of America
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Soka University of America

Enjoy the collegiate vibe when you visit Soka University of America, during your travels in Aliso Viejo. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the surfing spots.

Disneyland®
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Disneyland®

4.5/5(9,356 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Disneyland® and find out why this is a popular theme park in Anaheim. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this family-friendly area.

Disney California Adventure® Park
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Disney California Adventure® Park

4.5/5(5,962 reviews)

Disneyland® Park’s neighbor is a celebration of all things California, and gives guests the chance to experience the newest generations of Disney characters and magic.

Huntington State Beach
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Huntington State Beach

4.5/5(1,617 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Huntington State Beach, a popular beach in Huntington Beach. Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops in this walkable area.

Main Beach Park
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Main Beach Park

4.5/5(776 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Main Beach Park, a favorite green space in Laguna Beach. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or seek out the surfing spots.

Irvine Spectrum Center
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Irvine Spectrum Center

4.5/5(840 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Irvine Spectrum Center, a popular shopping spot in Irvine. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Top activities in Aliso Viejo

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

$225

For a limited time, you can visit the Disneyland® Resort theme parks and save with a purchase of a 3-Day or longer Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket. Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks.

Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
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Knott's Berry Farm Tickets

$55

This Holiday Season there’s only one place that’s bursting with adventures; and that place is California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm. Holiday spirit shines even brighter at Knott’s Merry Farm this year, taking place November 22 - January 5.

Dolphin & Whale Watching Eco-Safari with Underwater Viewing
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Dolphin & Whale Watching Eco-Safari with Underwater Viewing

$65

Feel the extraordinary experience swimming with dolphins and whales, underwater, without getting wet, aboard our most unique catamaran sailboat Manute’a. Our vessel features two exclusive Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods and three Eye-Spy Dolphin Tram Nets on the bow for an up-close and immersive whale watching adventure.

Reviews of Aliso Viejo

4.5

Top Destination

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3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

We found Aliso Viejo to be very beautiful and safe place to stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 24, 2019

Huge fitness facility. Restaurant and snack bar with good offerings.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2019

Very clean, manicured.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 1, 2018

Irvine Spectrum was great to visit and shop Laguna Art Museum is lovely and scenic views abound