Best Date Night Dinner
The vibe is an exotic and sophisticated mix of old and new, with up-scale takes on haute Mexican cuisine, and backed up by hand-shaken margaritas and a collection of some of the world’s best and rare tequilas, as well as a long list of craft cocktails, beers and wines. With nearly 25 years as a local dining favorite, readers named Javier’s the winner for the sixth year.
javiers-cantina.com | Irvine and Newport Beach
Best Day Spa
Glen Ivy Hot Springs
Still a winner with the readers, the hot springs is the ultimate relaxation getaway. Glen Ivy recently added Cause+Medic, a hemp-based wellness and beauty product line, making it among the few in Southern California to offer it. CBD massage oil or lotion is also available as an added enhancement to any massage, for $25. Glen Ivy recently introduced HydraFacial services, which are non-irritating, hydrating treatments that can offer visible results with no downtime. There are 50- and 80-minute HydraFacial services for all skin types.
glenivy.com | Corona
Best Nail Salon
The Nail Lounge
Cleanliness and safety are a high priority. The lounge prides itself on surpassing the state’s requirements for nail salons. The salon cleans, disinfects and sterilizes all stainless steel tools in a heat-sterilization unit. Plus, the nail technicians use only brand-new files and buffers for each customer’s manicure and pedicure.
thenaillounge17th.com | Costa Mesa
Best Hair Salon for Mom
Butter Beauty Salon
Butter Beauty Salon — formerly known as Sessions Salon — is all about the perfection of color, precision cuts, fabulous blowouts and stunning makeup application with talented hairstylists and makeup experts, with appointments easily scheduled online.
butterbeautyusa.com | Costa Mesa
Best Overall Golf Course
Monarch Beach Golf Links
The oceanfront course layout charms golfers of all skill levels for an enjoyable and engaging challenge. The golfer’s experience includes tight manicured fairways and undulating greens, as well as beautiful flower beds. It meanders inland through an upscale resort and residential community.
monarchbeachgolf.com | Monarch Beach
Best Golf Course for Unique Terrain
Anaheim Hills Golf Course
The par-71 golf course described as “eclectic” and lined by native landscape and California Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, features daily tee times and lessons available for adults and kids. The Clubhouse offers a live jazz Champagne brunch on Sundays. According to course head staff, “From the old growth Sycamore on the first to the dog-legged right on the third, we pride ourselves in offering a course as unique and special as our surroundings.”
anaheimhillsgc.com | Anaheim
Best 9-Hole Golf Course
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
As you play through The Ranch’s premiere 9-hole golf course, golfers are surrounded with beautiful views and scenery. Lessons are readily available to improve your shot or book some junior golf lessons for the kids. Cool off in the ocean afterward as the course’s resort is walking distance from one of Laguna’s best beaches.
theranchlb.com | Laguna Beach
Best Workout Resort
The gym’s expansive offerings and resort-like experience include an aquatic center, numerous sporting courts and an onsite spa and market. Members can participate in more than 120 group fitness classes held each week or pay extra for personal training. Fitness and recreational classes are available for kids, too.
renaissanceclubsport.com | Aliso Viejo