Pacific Ocean on one side, view of Irvine on the other.
You can't really tell where the ocean ends and the sky begins
I went to the Top of the World (it's actually called that...creative name, right?) with a friend early Saturday morning in hopes of catching the sunrise. I had no idea you could see as far as Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and Mt. Baldy from Laguna. Needless to say, we woke up a little late and caught a nice sunrise on the 91 Freeway instead as we trekked to the beach. It was still a great place for an early morning hike (beware of mountain lions, rattle snakes and dogs that have escaped their owners). If you aren't an early bird, head up there in the evening for one of the best views of the sun setting over the ocean.