Best Things To Do In Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is an affluent, seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California. Known for its mild year-round climate, scenic beaches, coves, artist community and the dedicated greenbelt and protected bluebelt, Laguna Beach is a favorite destination for travelers seeking to enjoy sunshine, dining, shopping and numerous luxuries all year long. 

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Easily accessible by air or road, Laguna Beach is located 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 72 miles north of San Diego. The gateway to Southern California and the closest airport to Laguna Beach is John Wayne Airport, Orange County. If you are traveling from California, then hop on to the scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, which meanders along the ocean and brings you directly to Laguna Beach.

Moving About

downtownOnce at the sun-sea-sand destination, visitors can get to most places without a car as Laguna Beach is a known to be a walkable town. Also there are plenty of public transportation options which allows one to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

While adventure seekers can ride high on activities like diving, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, skimboarding and more; kayaking and hiking is also favored to discover the beauty that is waiting to charm the visitors.

Best Place To StayInside The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CaliforniaThe luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Resort in Dana Point, California. Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, discover why this surfside Orange County retreat has boasted AAA Five Diamond status for 30 consecutive years.

Best Places To Visitlaguna_art_museum~The Laguna Art Museum is rooted in the development of Laguna Beach as an art community with the creation of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918. Located beside the main beach, the museum focuses on the art of California. The musuem is open from 11 am to 5 pm every day, and the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 9 pm.Laguna-Playhouse-lagunabeach~The Laguna Playhouse, founded in 1920, is noted as the oldest continuously running theater on the west coast. Providing an enriching cultural experience to residents and visitors alike, it hosts award-winning and unique shows all round the year.
~Laguna has a rich surf history and is home to the Brooks Street Surfing Classic which is the world’s oldest continuing surf contest.
~Globally renowned for mountain biking in Laguna’s foothill trails, Laguna Beach is also home to mountain bike hall of fame legend, Hans Rey.Heisler_park_lagunabeach

~Touted to be the most popular park in Laguna Beach, Heisler Park renders spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and there are tide pools, teeming with life, on the rocks below.
~When you just want to relax and do nothing, head to Treasure Island Park located in South Laguna. It boasts some of the most pristine beaches in Southern California.
~Referred to as Laguna’s ‘Window to the Sea,’ Main Beach is in the heart of Laguna’s village. Visitors can shop, walk along the boardwalk, watch a game at the basketball courts or simply indulge in some laughter yoga on the beach.
~Designed to both entertain and educate, the Sawdust Art Festival draws more than 200,000 visitors to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a hand-crafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. The Sawdust Art Festival also features art demonstration booths such as glassblowing, complimentary hands-on art workshops, a children’s art booth, a Ceramic Center, as well as refreshments from four outdoor cafes and a saloon, live musical entertainment and more.

~The Pageant of the Masters is the Festival of Arts’ crowning jewel and arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. It is world-renowned in the artistry and theatrical illusion of living pictures. You can also indulge in buying one-of-a-kind artworks, enjoy free art workshops, artists demonstrations, eat fine food and much more.

Best Places To Eatloft-private-1~Start your day with breakfast at The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach, a favorite of guests and locals alike. Situated on the fourth floor, this popular Orange County comfortable all-day dining restaurant features stunning panoramic views which serves as the perfect backdrop for enjoying creative American cuisine.

It also boasts of a six-foot wood-burning rotisserie and an interactive cheese gallery which features over 150 cheese selections from both regional and international cheese makers.broadway_by_amar_santana_laguna_beach~End your day with dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana at 328 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach. Chef Amar Santana is one of Orange County’s hottest rising stars who is undeniably transforming the OC culinary scene into a food destination. His globally influenced menu includes unexpected flavor profiles and artful presentations, reflecting his zeal for food and for life.

~You can also enjoy an outdoor dining experience like no other at The Cliff Restaurant in the world-class culinary destination. Offering California coastal cuisine, unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, and service with a smile, this amazing establishment is within walking distance of downtown Laguna.

Shop Atvertigo-home-laguna_beach~Vertigo Home is the go-to destination for uncommon gifts, luxurious upholstery and exquisite high-design furniture and accessories that are not only unique and functional, but also stylish.bubbles-laguna_beach~Located in the heart of this quaint art community’s gallery and shopping district, Bubbles sells bath & body products from around the world.

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