Travel & Hotel Information

Airport Recommendations

Looking to book a flight to attend the OC LDS 31+ Singles Conference? Here are the closest airports to Rancho Santa Margarita:

Orange County/Santa Ana (John Wayne) — (SNA)  20 miles

Long Beach — (LGB) 48 miles

Los Angeles International — (LAX)  60 miles

Ontario — (ONT) 48 miles

Burbank (Bob Hope) — (BUR) 66 miles

San Diego — (SAN)  83 miles

Insider travel tip: Flights from John Wayne (Orange County) Airport tend to be a few dollars more expensive than other airports, but worth the price and saved time. Long Beach is often a cheaper and good alternative too, especially from Salt Lake City. If you are able to fly in and out on during midweek, airfares are usually a lot cheaper than flying in on Friday and flying out on Sunday. It's best to book your flight now, and then coordinate housing later.

Orange County does not have reliable/convenient public transportation, so you will need to rent a car if you are flying in. Conference activities are spread out between Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Lake Forest and you will need to have access to a vehicle to get around. Uber & Lyft are both offered here, but can be pricey.

The Toll Roads:

Rancho Santa Margarita can be accessed from the 5 & 405 Freeways, as well as the 241 Toll Road. Tolls are approximately $5 each way can be paid online at If you do not have a transponder, you can pay your tolls within 5 days of usage, but you will need to know your entry/exit points. If you are in Orange County and traffic is moving fairly well, the Toll Road will only save you about 5 minutes of drive time. The Toll Road can easily be avoided, so unless you are coming from the IE, or are sitting on the 5 or 405 parking lot (our favorite freeways’ nicknames) in rush hour traffic, we recommend you don’t use it.

Hotel Recommendations

We have a limited block of rooms reserved at a special discounted OC LDS 31+ Singles Conference rate. The rooms will be blocked until 3 weeks before the conference or until filled, which ever comes first. We recommend you reserve a room ASAP!

Laguna Hills Lodge 23932 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA  92653 Website
Free wifi, free parking, Continental Breakfast included, non-smoking hotel, fitness center & outdoor pool & jacuzzi & coin laundry. In N Out Burger is within WALKING distance! 

$135 + tax = 148.50/night - Note that means for 4 people the cost is only $37/night! - Both Kings & 2 Queen options! 

You must call to make a reservation – reference OC Singles Conference for the group discount rate – 800-782-1188 or 949-830-2550.

Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, 23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA  800-465-4329 Discounted Booking Link

Complimentary wifi, self parking, outdoor heated swimming pool & hot tub.  72 hr cancellation policy. Includes breakfast for up to 4 people per room. Non-smoking Rooms on Hold.

King $149/night+ hotel tax 10.195% or Two Queens $159/night  + hotel tax 10.195%  = $175.21 Note that means for 4 people cost is under 44/day!