Visit Laguna Beach
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Download the official Visit Laguna Beach app, where you’ll find all things Laguna Beach. Weather, tide tables, real-time trolley info via GPS. Hotel and restaurant guide with activity information at your fingertips. Preview the events calendar for what’s on in town.
Laguna Beach invites you to feel the warm sun and sand, to dip your toes in the cool blue surf and to surround yourself on emerald green canyons. Laguna Beach is nine miles of pristine coastline, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Enjoy ocean wildlife with dolphins, sea lions and more just offshore. It’s no ordinary place…and there’s nowhere else on earth quite like it!
Soak in the sun, hike among 20,000 acres of wilderness, kayak among wild dolphins, take a walk on the wild side in our celebrated tide pools, enjoy an interactive art lesson, join a drum circle, participate in a session of laughter yoga, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the cliffs in Heisler Park, or just sit and gaze at endless blue skies that meet the horizon along the sparkling blue Pacific.
Laguna Beach is home to over 100 galleries and one-of-a-kind shops. This artists’ village offers the complete spectrum in a casual walking environment. If you’re in the mood to shop for home furnishings, jewelry, surf wear, gifts or just window shop, there are many options including ready-to-wear art and unique designer accessories.
During the summer months, the City of Laguna Beach provides free trolleys daily from 9:30am-11:30pm. Once the summer comes to an end, the free trolley runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The trolley frequency is every 20 minutes. For more information on the free weekend trolley, please call (949) 497-0766.
The City of Laguna Beach has more than 80 unique works of public art. Explore the many murals, statues, benches and other pieces as you stroll through town. Maps can be picked up at the Visitors Center at 381 Forest Ave.
1st Thursday’s Art Walk is a festive, cultural evening on the first Thursday of every month. The event is free and runs from 6:00-9:00pm.
The Laguna Art Museum focuses on the cultural heritage of California and the unique history of Laguna Beach.
The Laguna Playhouse, celebrating 95 years, showcases intimate, community theater at its best.
Laguna College of Art+Design offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and in Painting.
Laguna Art-A-Fair – Featuring over 125 international juried artists and master craftsmen, Art-A-Fair is a must for art lovers. Open late June through August. 777 Laguna Canyon Road. (949) 494-4514
Festival of Arts – This juried fine art show features original artwork by over 140 of Southern California’s most accomplished artists. Open July and August at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. (949) 494-1145
Pageant of the Masters – Ninety minutes of “living pictures”, faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won Pageant ‘best presentation of its kind.’
Sawdust Art Festival – Featuring 200 local Laguna Beach artists, you can browse paintings, jewelry, ceramics and more. Late June through August at 935 Laguna Canyon Road. (949) 494-3030
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