100 unique discoveries to be found in Laguna Beach. From the outdoors to art festivals, galleries and food tours, every turn reveals another memory to be made.
1. Take a Stroll through Heisler Park – Located just north of Main Beach, Heisler Park offers spectacular views of the Laguna Beach coastline. Take a half-mile stroll along the paved path to see many public art pieces. You can also enjoy a picnic on the grass or barbecue with friends.
2. Art is Everywhere- The City of Laguna Beach has more than 100 unique works of public art. These pieces were designed and created specifically for Laguna Beach and contribute to the life of the city. Explore the many murals, statues, benches and other pieces as you stroll through town. Maps can be picked up at the Official Visitors Center.
3. Ride a Trolley or Local Bus Through Town – The City of Laguna Beach provides free open air trolley service every Friday (4-11 p.m.), Saturday (11 a.m-11 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) throughout the year from early September through late June. During the summer months, late June through early September, free trolleys run daily from 9:30am – 11:30pm. Download the Visit Laguna Beach app and to access a real-time Trolley Tracker.
4. Monthly Art Walk – Established in 1998, First Thursday’s Art Walk is a festive, cultural evening on the first Thursday of every month. The event is free and runs from 6pm-9pm. Free trolley service runs throughout the evening, linking member gallery locations. More than 40 galleries participate, offering artist receptions, demonstrations, refreshments and live music. The Laguna Art Museum also offers free admission during this monthly event from 5pm-9pm.
5. Explore the Tide Pools – View amazing marine life hidden just below the waves. Laguna Beach boasts impressive tide pooling opportunities, giving you an up-close look at various sea creatures from sea stars to anemones. Pick up an illustrated brochure at the Official Visitors Center to help you identify the sea life you might spot. Download the Visit Laguna Beach app to view the current tide schedule.
6. Wine Tasting in the Canyon – The Laguna Canyon Winery offers award-winning wines that have been specially handcrafted on-site. Premium grapes are selected from small, low-yield vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, ensuring taste, quality and flavor. Holds wine tastings. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
7. Year-Round Whale Watching Cruises – The whale watching off Laguna Beach is exceptional with year round opportunities. View giant blue whales in the summer and fall and gray whales in winter and spring. Finback whales, minke whales, humpbacks, several species of dolphin, and more viewed year round. Newport Landing Whale Watching and Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching offer several whale watching cruises daily, and Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari also provides daily excursions with underwater viewing. Fun Fact: The dolphin population off Laguna’s coastline exceeds more than that of Florida, Hawaii and the Caribbean combined!
8. Explore California’s Oldest Museum – The Laguna Art Museum focuses on the cultural heritage of California and the unique history of Laguna Beach. Exhibits California art from the 19th century to the present. Closed Wednesdays. Admission: General: $7; Student and Seniors 60+: $5; Children under 12 and Museum members: Free.
9. Skimboard Shore break – Skimboarding began in Laguna Beach during the early 1920s when Laguna Beach lifeguards used to skimboard on flat pieces of wood. Since then, the sport has only gotten bigger and bolder. Head to Victoria Beach to see where it all began. Read more about the history of skimming here.
10. One-of-a-Kind Shops and Galleries – Laguna Beach is home to more than 100 galleries and one-of-a-kind shops. The artists’ village offers the complete spectrum of fine art in a casual walking environment. Whether 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.
11. Made In Laguna Candles – Pour your own custom candle at Laguna Candles in The Hive shopping distirct. This family owned business creates and makes eco-friendly soy candles. You can purchase from their store or make your own.
12. Treasure Island Park – Located on the grounds of the five-star Montage Laguna Beach, this pristine park overlooks Laguna’s beautiful coast. Enjoy an art lesson on the cliffs, a picnic on the grass, or just stroll and enjoy the sun as you watch the waves below.
13. Festival of Arts – This juried fine art show features original artwork by 140 of Southern California’s most accomplished artists. Find unique works of art, perfect for your home or business. Enjoy art workshops, tours, entertainment and a variety of special events for one admission price. The Festival of Arts runs all summer.
14. Jazz – Enjoy a live jazz concert in an intimate setting, featuring great food and world-class musicians. Doors open at 5pm; Show is from 6pm-8pm and admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Reservations are accepted until noon on day of concert or until sold out. (949) 715-9713. Tickets: Laguna Beach Live.
15. Laguna Craft Guild – The Laguna Craft Guild sponsors monthly Sunday shows in the downtown area on the Main Beach cobblestones. This outdoor event features arts and crafts by local Laguna artists from 9am-4pm. Art shows are held January-June and September-November.
16. FREE Historic Bungalow Tour – Pick up a map from our Visitor Center, and take a self-guided tour of Laguna’s historic homes. These bungalows and cottages date as far back as 1884 and contribute to Laguna Beach’s rich past and history.
17. Hortense Miller Garden – Covering two and a half acres of the upper slopes of Boat Canyon, this beautiful garden demonstrates the range of plants, which can be grown in Southern California’s coastal zones. Visit the garden and enjoy a tour from one of the volunteer docents. Reservations are required, (949) 497-0716.
18. Laughter Yoga – Every day the Laughter Yoga Institute meets at the northernmost end of Main Beach and practices the art of laughter yoga. Participate in this joyful experience that uses the practice of laughter as a form of exercise. Free sessions are conducted by a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and are held Sunday-Friday at 8am, Saturday at 10am.
19. Sawdust Art Festival – Selected “Best Art Festival” by OC Weekly, the Sawdust Art Festival features 200 local, Laguna Beach artists. Browse paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, sculptures, art glass and textiles native to the area. Demonstrations, workshops, entertainment and refreshments await you. The festival runs every summer, with seasonal events held throughout the year.
20. Live! at the Museum – Laguna Beach Live! and the Laguna Art Museum present an evening of art and music on the second Thursday of each month. Enjoy talented musicians who perform classical and contemporary chamber music. Concerts run from 7pm-8pm and are free with Museum admission ($7/adults and $5/senior & student; free for Museum members).
21. Whaling Wall – World-renown marine life artist Wyland has created 100 Whaling Walls, large outdoor murals of whales and other sea life throughout the world. Visit his Whaling Wall and explore his gallery.
22. Kids’ Art Studio – Kids’ Art Studio is a hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum. It takes place on a drop-in basis on the third Sunday of every month between 2pm-4pm. Children and their families get to create a piece of art, from start to finish, inspired by one of the exhibitions on view in the museum. Art projects are designed for all ages and are presented by members of the Laguna Art Museum Arts Council.
23. Browse North Gallery Row – Within just a short walking distance from town, North Gallery Row, located in the 300 and 400 blocks of North Coast Highway, exhibits several fine and contemporary arts galleries. Heisler Park provides a picturesque backdrop while you browse.
24. The Laguna Playhouse – A nationally recognized professional theatre right Laguna Beach! Laguna Playhouse offers an intimate atmosphere with Broadway and off-Broadway caliber performances year-round. With a seven-show mainstage season, and a number of special performances, there is always something going on. Check out the theatre, you never know who you might recognize on-stage.
25. Art at City Hall – Coordinated by the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, this free exhibition showcases art by local artists. Exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Exhibitions rotate several times throughout the year. 505 Forest Ave, (949) 497-3311.
26. Art & the Beach – Watercolors on the Beach workshops take place in Spring at Treasure Island at the south end of Montage Laguna Beach. Embark on a docent-led tide pool tour, then paint the creatures you discover under the direction of a professional artist. Workshops for adults and children are presented by LOCA.
27. Enjoy Live Music After Dark – Many of Laguna Beach’s restaurants offer live music in the evenings. Enjoy jams at The White House, Brussels Bistro, K’ya Bistro Bar, The Cliff Restaurant, Mozambique or Skyloft (just to name a few!) for some great food and good music.
28. Sculpture Garden – Visit the stunning outdoor sculpture garden at Dawson Cole Fine Art. View 21st century figurative sculptures by Richard MacDonald, as well as other works inside their gallery by artists such as Matisse, Chuck Close and Picasso.
29. Practice Your Photo Skills – Laguna Beach is full of amazing photo opportunities. While you’re in town, be sure to Tweet or Instagram your own photos to us @VisitLaguna with the hashtag #MYLAGUNABEACH for a chance to be featured on our social channels.
30. Fun at The Ranch in Laguna Beach – Stop by The Ranch at Laguna Beach for Thirsty Thursdays! Enjoy local beer tastings and food specials on The Patio with local, live entertainment year-round on Thursdays from 4pm-9pm. Live entertainment from 4:30pm-7:30pm.
31. Visit one of the Smallest Cathedrals in the World – St. Francis by the Sea was once acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest cathedral in the world. It is now the second smallest in the World at 1,008 square feet. This 42-seat cathedral was built in 1933.
32. Sunset Serenades – Enjoy a free concert in the Heisler Park Rockpile Amphitheater every Friday evening during the months of May and September. Listen to some great performers as you watch the sun set over the Pacific. Look for the 16′ Breaching Whale public art piece and you will find the amphitheater. Free event, 6:30pm-sunset, (949) 497-0722. www.lagunabeachcity.net
33. Certified Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm, local farmers and purveyors set up shop downtown to sell their fresh goods at the Farmers’ Market. Purchase everything from locally grown vegetables, delicious fruits, beautiful flowers, freshly baked breads and much more. Located at the Lumberyard Parking Lot. Rain or shine.
34. Play Volleyball & Basketball at Main Beach – Main Beach Park is located in the heart of downtown. Two half-court basketball courts and sand volleyball courts are available to the public. Put on some sunscreen and enjoy a pickup game!
35. Explore Sea Life in Diver’s Cove – Located next to Picnic Beach, just North of Main Beach, Diver’s Coveis a great spot for scuba diving and snorkeling. Rent a snorkel, mask and fins from a local surf shop, or bring your own and jump in to see the creatures below.
36. View a Sunset from Crescent Bay Park – Laguna’s northernmost stop, Crescent Bay is located where Cliff Drive and Viejo converge off North Coast Highway. Enjoy a day at the beach skimboarding, body surfing and tide pooling then relax as you watch the sun set over the blue waters.
37. Check out Seal Rock – Located about 120 yards off the shore of Crescent Bay sits Seal Rock, named after the seals and sea lions that often congregate there. Check out the barking seals from the shore or kayak out for a closer look.
38. MTV’s Laguna Beach – “The Real OC” – Laguna Beach came into the spotlight when MTV produced a reality show based on our City. Check out the high school, restaurants, beaches and stores that LC, Kristen and Stephen once frequented. Stop by the Official Visitors Center for a handout on the featured places.
39. Take a Photo with Laguna’s Official Greeter – Eiler Larsen was the Official Greeter of Laguna Beach. In 1963, the City of Laguna Beach rewarded Larsen by proclaiming him the Official Greeter of Laguna Beach, and recording it on public record. Today, two statues of Larsen can be found in town. One at 329 South Coast Hwy. and one at 1200 South Coast Hwy. If you’re a history buff, stop by the Official Visitors Center for an informational handout on Larsen.
40. Stand on Top of the World – Top of the World/Alta Laguna Park is the perfect place to view Laguna Beach’s coastline. Set above the village area, take in endless views of both the coastline and the canyon. Enjoy a picnic or take a short hike.
41. Explore Laguna’s Outdoors – Access more than 20,000 acres of wilderness in Laguna Beach. Hike or bike on your own or take a guided tour and enjoy Laguna Beach’s beautiful outdoors. Parking at the wilderness parks is $3 for the entire day.
42. Gather Around the Fire Pits – Aliso Beach Park, located in South Laguna, is the only beach that provides fire pits within town. Aliso Beach Park is a great spot for an evening bonfire. Bring your friends, something to throw on the grill and make some s’mores. Fire pits are first-come, first serve.
43. Nix Nature Center – Standing as the entryway to the 20,000-acre South Coast Regional Wilderness, Nix Nature Center is the headquarters of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the center of five different trails. Many activities are available including mountain biking, birding, fitness hikes, Junior Rangers and other children’s programs. Open daily 9:00am-4:00pm. Entrance is free, parking $3 per day.
44. Barbara’s Lake – Located in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Barbara’s Lake is Orange County’s only natural lake. Enjoy a scenic hike to Barbara’s Lake from the James Dilley Preserve or Nix Nature Center, located just north of the 73 Toll Road.
45. Visit a Marine Mammal Center – Pacific Marine Mammal Center is the only marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center in Orange County. Stop in to see the animals up close…you may even catch a feeding! Free admission. Donations accepted. Open every day, 10am-4pm.
46. Tower at Victoria Beach – A Laguna Beach landmark, this medieval-looking tower is located just north of Victoria Beach. Built in 1926, it was designed as a private spiraling staircase for beach access from above. Today the tower is closed; however it can still be viewed only at low tide.
47. Spring Fever Surfabout – The Spring Fever Surfabout is held over Memorial Day weekend at Thalia Street. This one-day surf contest is a great event for the whole family. Catch some sun as you watch surfers duke it out in the water.
48. Plein Air Painting Invitational – Every October, 50 of the best plein air painters in the country are invited to compete in the Plein Air Painting Invitational hosted by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Watch the creative process unfold in front of your eyes as you stroll along the bluffs or in the parks. Later enjoy the opportunity to view or purchase works of art.
49. Watch a Professional Skimboard Contest – Held every summer at Aliso Beach Park, The VIC (Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding) is the sport’s most prestigious event. Watch the world’s best skimboarders catch big waves and pull tricks as they compete for the title.
50. Thousand Steps Beach – Located between 9th and 10th streets on South Coast Hwy., Thousand Steps Beach is an intimate cove featuring views of some of the area’s most magnificent private homes. It’s one of Laguna’s hot surf spots and is also known for sand volleyball. (There are approx. 230 steps; however it “feels” like 1,000 steps!)
51. Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy – From mid-November to mid-December, the Sawdust Art Festival holds their annual Winter Fantasy festival. Check out this unique holiday event every weekend, featuring fine art and crafts from more than 100 exhibitors. Purchase unique holiday gifts for your loved ones.
52. Reggae Night at Sandpiper – Thursday nights always bring out a fun crowd at the Sandpiper, or the “Dirty Bird” as locals call it. Here you will find people of all ages grooving to the beats of live reggae music.
53. Drum Circle at Aliso Beach – If you’re lucky enough to be in Laguna Beach on a full moon, head down to Aliso Beach Parkfor a free community drum circle. If you have a drum, great! If not, don’t worry. Just bring yourself and enjoy the beats. Drumming from 7pm-10pm.
54. Saturday Morning Jazz Jam – Visit Laguna Coffee Company on Saturday mornings for great coffee and jazz. From 10:30am-12:30pm hear tunes by The Swinging Quartet Laguna and from 12:30pm-4:30pm enjoy Open Mic: Acoustic Rock. No cover charge, seating is limited to cafe tables.
55. Bark Park – Let your dog off the leash to run free at Laguna Beach’s Dog Park. Over two acres of grassy area is tucked into the Laguna Canyon. Open every day (except Wednesdays) from dawn to dusk.
56. Sample Wine – Laguna Wine Gallery offers monthly educational wine tastings and special winemaker events, giving you the opportunity to learn more about and discover lesser-known and up-and-coming wines from throughout the world.
57. International Art Festival – Featuring 120 international, jury-selected artists and master craftsmen,Laguna Art-A-Fair is a must. Laguna Art-A-Fair offers visitors a chance to browse through booths of original watercolors, oils, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass and more. Meet the artists, get hands-on demos and enjoy fine dining. Open every summer.
58. Fete de la Musique – Enjoy this mid-June afternoon of free music throughout the downtown area, celebrating the sounds of the summer with Laguna Beach’s first Sister City, Menton, France. www.lagunabeachsistercities.org.
59. Secrets of Laguna – Read Visit Laguna Beach’s Blog to find out more about Laguna Beach and all there is to do and explore. Hear from some of the city’s most prominent fans while they give you a virtual tour and share their Laguna Beach secrets. Tweet or Instagram your own Laguna faves to us @VisitLaguna with the hashtag #MYLAGUNABEACH.
60. Grab a Picnic Lunch – Pick up a fresh picnic lunch and enjoy it while you relax at one of Laguna’s 30 coves, beaches or parks. Try a delicious meal to-go or a tasty sandwich from a local deli. There will be no need to dress up for this gourmet meal.
61. Are you a History Buff? – Built in 1923, the Murphy-Smith Bungalow is one of the few original beach cottages remaining in the downtown area of Laguna Beach. It is currently the home of the Laguna Beach Historical Society. Stop by to view a glimpse of Laguna’s past. Open Friday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm. Interested in a historical tour? Mother Nature Walking Tours offers walking tours, giving interesting accounts of Laguna Beach’s past, present and future.
62. Snorkeling – Take a dip in Laguna’s beautiful waters and explore the sea life below. There are several great beaches for snorkeling, including Shaw’s Cove, Diver’s Cove and Treasure Island. Bring your own gear or rent from a local shop.
63. Laguna Beach…A College Town – Founded in 1961, Laguna College of Art + Design educates artists at all stages of their creative careers, offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Game Art and Feature Animation, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting. View a variety of art exhibitions throughout the year showcasing the exceptional works of both graduate and undergraduate students. Admission is free. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm.
64. Visit Laguna’s Oldest House – This piece of Laguna history is located at 154 Pearl St. The home was built in 1883 with wood floated in from boats, wood from shipwrecks, as well as driftwood.
65. People-Watch at Main Beach – Main Beach, Laguna’s “Window to the Sea,” is a beachfront park located in the heart of downtown Laguna. There is always plenty to see and do here at Laguna’s most bustling scene.
66. Bette Davis House – This English Tudor home, built in 1929, overlooks beautiful Wood’s Cove. See where Bette Davis lived during the early ‘40s, located at 1881 Ocean Way.
67. Bird Watching – Laguna Beach is a bird sanctuary, home to several unique and endangered species. Learn more about how to spot them in their natural habitat by visiting the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
68. Historic Lifeguard Tower – See a piece of Laguna’s history. Located at Main Beach, this historic tower was originally part of a gas station built across the street in 1929. When the station was demolished, the tower was moved to its present location and converted for lifeguard purposes. The current and newly built Lifeguard Headquarters is located at the north end of Main Beach.
69. Peppertree Lane – When passing through the arched brick entry of this Laguna Beach landmark, you can experience history in Laguna’s oldest shopping district. The shops enclosed offer fine dining, a saloon, clothing, gifts, gelato and more.
70. Crystal Cove State Park – Immerse yourself in Crystal Cove’s three miles of coastline, wooded canyons, open bluffs, and offshore waters designed as an underwater park. Swim, surf, scuba, fish, mountain bike, or hike – this park truly has something for everyone. Explore on your own, or take part in a public tour of the Historic District on the second Saturday of each month.
71. Surf’s Up! – Visit one of Laguna’s local surf shops: Hobie, La Vida Laguna, Laguna Surf & Sport, Thalia Surf Shop, or Toes on the Nose, offering all the expert equipment, advice, and local surf-style that will have you hanging-ten in no time.
72. Jogger’s Paradise – Enjoy relaxing scenery, cool breezes, and wonderful look-outs to stop, stretch, and refuel. Laguna’s scattered hills, ramps to the sand, and beach stairs offer variety for those seeking a vigorous challenge.
73. Walk with a Naturalist – Join Laguna Canyon Foundation docents on a variety of public programs, including nature and fitness hikes, and “Weekend at the Nix” and “Under the Sycamores” events. Please visit website for a schedule of events.
74. HIP District – This historic place is a thriving and exciting business district. “HIP” stands for Historic and Interesting Places offering an abundance of art galleries, restaurants, several unique coffee shops, apparel stores, a bookstore, florists, and much more from Thalia to Bluebird Canyon Road. Pamper yourself with a day at one of the many spas or enjoy leisurely time at the beach.
75. Sweet Tooth? – Get your fix and indulge yourself at The Chocolate Soldier or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Both feature local handmade chocolate and other specialty treats and gift items.
76. Beverages on the Rooftop – Atop the historic Hotel La Casa del Camino, enjoy Laguna Beach’s only Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Wonderful for a meal or their signature mojito while enjoying a breathtaking sunset.
77. Explore the HIP District which encompasses local businesses along PCH from Thalia Street to Bluebird Canyon Road.
78. Experience a Taste of Italy – Dolce Gelato creates deliciously fresh Italian gelato that is handmade daily. New flavors are released every Friday.
79. Happy Hour – It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! The Cliff Restaurant, Starfish and The Deck on Laguna are just a few of the many restaurants in town that offer happy hour. Stop by the Official Visitors Center for a handout showcasing all happy hours in town.
80. Kayaking – Kayak Southern California’s most magnificent coastline and see Laguna Beach the way it was meant – from the Pacific. Explore hidden coves, rugged cliffs, reefs, beaches and playful sea lions. Take a guided tour or rent a kayak and paddle out yourself.
81. Pick up a Beach Read – Check out Laguna’s Indy bookstore, Laguna Beach Books, where you’ll get find recommendations on a variety of page-turners, author talks, open mics and more.
82. Grazing Goats – Laguna’s own four-legged firefighters feast on native plants and effectively clear firebreaks, protecting homes and businesses. There are currently 400 on the force! If you look closely at the hillsides, you may be able to spot them between March and July.
83. Las Brisas – Las Brisas has been a Southern California landmark since its inception in 1938 as the Victor Hugo Inn. Centrally located and overlooking the Pacific, Las Brisas is the perfect stop for a spectacular coastline view and signature margaritas.
84. Art Lovers Deal – Receive unlimited admission all summer long to all three Laguna Beach art festivals:Laguna Art-A-Fair, Festival of Arts and Sawdust Art Festival…for only $29. Each passport includes a one-time free parking pass at Act V parking lot (1900 Laguna Canyon Road), as well as discounts to local merchants. Buy your passport online or at any festival box office.
85. Shipwreck! – Two hundred yards offshore lies a shipwreck, the Foss 125 better known as the “Cleo Street Barge.” This ship met its rocky resting place in 1958, and is now home to an abundance of underwater sea life. A perfect destination for experienced divers and snorkelers.
86. Counter Culture Walking Tour – While the Summer of Love was happening in San Francisco, a group of surfers, artists, hippies, and outlaws descended on the quiet beach hamlet of Laguna Beach. The Brotherhood of Eternal Love became the biggest producers of LSD in the country, Timothy Leary moved to town, along with poets, mystics, sages and gurus opposing the Vietnam War and preaching peace and free love. La Vida Laguna will take you to the spots where Laguna Beach impacted the culture of Southern California forever.
87. Go Veggie – Meat lovers and vegetarians alike can all agree on the delicious items from these restaurants and eateries: Nirvana Grille, The Stand, and Zinc Café & Market who all showcase gourmet meat-free cuisine to comply with any of your dietary restrictions.
88. Laguna Koi Ponds – Visit Laguna Koi Ponds to view the different bloodlines, body shapes, and color patterns. You can even pet the fish! See their fancy show quality Koi that sell for as much as $30,000!
89. Late Night Loco – Taco Loco, open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights, is the perfect end to an evening of dancing and fun. Their affordable prices combined with fresh and eclectic Mexican cuisine are a winning combination.
90. You Say it’s your Birthday – Visit Hennessey’s Tavern on the Thursday of your birthday week and receive a free dinner entrée. .
91. Take Pictures with all the Murals – Laguna Beach is filled with all kinds of fun murals and art! Find 7 unexpected photo opportunities in Laguna Beach here!
92. Celebrate Heritage Month – May is Heritage Month, sponsored by the City of Laguna Beach and the Heritage Committee. This celebration features fun events, guided historic downtown walking tours, and several seminars on the unique history of our town.
93. Head South – South Laguna is a local’s favorite. Away from the hustle-and-bustle, the southernmost part of the city has a special vibe of its own. Relax in one of its parks, sunbathe in a serene cove, or stop in at NEApolitan Pizzeria & Birreria for a delicious wood-fired pizza using the finest farm-to-table ingredients.
94. Take in a Local Film – Laguna Art Museum offers film screenings on the third Thursday of every month. Film is included with Museum admission ($7/adults and $5/senior & student; free for Museum members).
95. Tour Laguna by Bike – If you’re interested in mountain biking, you might consider joining a class and a variety of rides at Nix Nature Center, or contact the experienced pros at Laguna Beach Cyclery who can provide you with rentals, sales, or are on-hand if you just have a question before hitting the trails.
96. Explore Laguna on Foot – Take a Food Tour with Flavors of Laguna who offers two-hour walking tours featuring the town’s culinary delights; Or sign up with Laguna Beach Walks and choose from a variety of walking tours focusing on historical aspects, fitness, points of interest and more.
97. Get an Evening Tee Time – Play nine holes of golf at Ben Brown’s Golf Course at The Ranch at Laguna Beach any weekday from 3pm on for only $20. Walking only, golf carts are not available during this time.
98. Paddle Boarding – Experience standing on the water with a guided solo, semi-solo or group lesson from SUP (Stand-Up Paddle).
99. Let your Inner Creativity Out! – Take a Sawdust Studio Art Class and create your own unique art piece in just one, two-hour session. Ceramics, jewelry, fused glass and other mediums are available. Lessons are taught by professional artists. Classes are $95 and offered every Friday and Saturday at 10am and 2pm. Group classes are available midweek with advanced notice.
100. Need Visitor Information? – The Official Laguna Beach Visitors Center offers complimentary collateral on the Laguna Beach area, as well as surrounding areas, information on accommodations, dining, art events, city maps, bus schedules, outdoor activities and more. The Visitors Center located at 381 Forest Avenue is open daily, 10am-5pm. The satellite center located at 190 Ocean Avenue is open weekends only. For instant information at your fingertips, download the free Visit Laguna Beach app to view the current weather, tide tables, maps, and real-time Trolley Tracker.