Laguna Beach, CA

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Laguna - South Beaches
This city’s dramatic coastal landscape has attracted artists since the early 1800s, and continues to inspire the enclave’s creative community today.

Laguna Beach is one of California’s earliest vacation towns. Settled not long after the American Civil War, the coastal village quickly became popular with inland ranchers keen to escape the summer heat. English-born painter Norman Saint Clair became enraptured by the dramatic coastal vistas in the early 19th century. By 1920 more than half of Laguna’s residents were artists and the area’s creative community continues to thrive today.A great way to find your bearings is to hike the trails through Heisler Park. These trails offer panoramic views north to Crescent Bay and south to Laguna’s Main Beach. Laguna’s beaches, coves and bluffs are all unique and offer a range of activities. Rent a stand-up paddleboard and hit the rolling swells at Main Beach, or head to Thousand Step Beach, a popular surf spot and volleyball venue. Pull on a mask and fins and explore the rich marine life at Diver’s Cove, or wander the tidal pools up and down the coast. Rent a skimboard at the sport’s birthplace, Victoria Beach, and at the end of the day grab some hot dogs and head for the fire pits on Aliso Beach.Laguna offers much more than beaches. The city is filled with wonderful architecture,from early beachside cottages to ritzy cliff-hugging homes. Take a historic Bungalow Tour and learn more about the city’s history through its earliest buildings, including St Francis by the Sea, one of the world’s smallest churches.Laguna’s downtown area is known as The Village. Spend half a day here visiting one-of-a-kind boutiques, cafés and galleries on Forest Avenue. When the sun gets a little hot, sample a local brew at the Laguna Brewing Company. Develop an appreciation for Californian art at the Laguna Art Museum, which houses more than 3,500 pieces from the early 19th century to the present day. On the first Saturday of each month, more than 20 local artists open their studios to visitors. Feeling inspired? Take an art lesson in the scenic surrounds of Treasure Island Park.In the warmer months the city offers an array of art, music and crafts festivals. To get the most out of your visit, call into the Visitors Center on Forest Avenue to pick up maps and brochures.

Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
3 out of 5
647 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
The price is $229 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Laguna Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
3.4/5 (1,083 reviews)
"Laguna Beach!! Beautiful place to visit."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
Capri Laguna on the Beach
Capri Laguna on the Beach
3 out of 5
1441 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
The price is $309 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Laguna Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Very nice little boutique hotel. Great area."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

Capri Laguna on the Beach
Inn at Laguna Beach
Inn at Laguna Beach
3.5 out of 5
211 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
The price is $399 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Laguna Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Good room. Ok view for the balcony oceanview price. Amenities negligible. Balcony top railing blocked view while sitting. Right at eye level and 3" thick."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Inn at Laguna Beach
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Fully Equipped Villa with Private Patio and BBQ!
Fully Equipped Villa with Private Patio and BBQ!
Laguna Beach, CA
The price is $529 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
Stay at this villa in Laguna Beach. Enjoy 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Main Beach Park and Laguna Art Museum are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Great place and location
"It was great! Will book again!"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Fully Equipped Villa with Private Patio and BBQ!
Beautiful Villa Steps From Sand, 1 BR 1.5 BA, Love Your Stay!
Beautiful Villa Steps From Sand, 1 BR 1.5 BA, Love Your Stay!
Laguna Beach, CA
Stay at this villa in Laguna Beach. Enjoy a beach locale, barbecue grills, and a patio. Popular attractions Main Beach Park and Laguna Art Museum are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Excellent getaway.
"What a fun time. Excellent location. Amenities are spot on. Access to beaches and food was a plus. Ralph’s across the street makes this accommodation ideal. 5 stars without a doubt."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

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Chic Beach Living 1BR Condo Walk to the Sand!
Chic Beach Living 1BR Condo Walk to the Sand!
Laguna Beach, CA
Stay at this property in Laguna Beach. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Popular attractions Corona del Mar State Beach and Laguna Art Museum are located ...
Chic Beach Living 1BR Condo Walk to the Sand!
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Reviews of Laguna Beach

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Jun 2, 2020

Beautiful place. Wonderful beaches, shopping, dining.

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May 8, 2020

i loved it

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Mar 16, 2020

It's a nice upscale, well-located town with lots of art available.

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Mar 10, 2020

Beautiful town!And loved the Vibe.

4/5 - Good

Alice

Mar 3, 2020

Too much traffic, but pretty.

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Feb 18, 2020

Nice place but too much traffic

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