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Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier seaside destination, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. A year-round retreat for art lovers, nature enthusiasts and beach goers, Laguna Beach features seven miles of soft sand and surf.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Top Ten Places to Visit in Laguna Beach!

Destination: Paradise

1)    Heisler Park

      Along this half-mile walk on the bluffs of Laguna Beach you will see spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
Stop by the gazebo and look down to the tidepools below. While enjoying the walk, you may come across a Plein Air painter painting the scenery, see surfers in the water catching waves on Rockpile beach cove, observe Bird Rock, or if you are lucky, catch a glimpse of a pod of dolphins swimming offshore.

View from Heisler Park

Come visit one of the oldest museums in California, the Laguna Art Museum. The Laguna Art Museum has deep ties to the history and culture of Laguna Beach. Its focus is American art with an emphasis on the art of California. It holds one of the most comprehensive collections of California art.

3)    Treasure Island Park 

This beautiful park, located in South Laguna Beach, boast some of the most pristine beaches in Southern California. Sharing part of the grounds of the Montage Resort, enjoy beautiful ocean views, public art pieces, and easy beach access. Take a walk down to the beach and visit the tidepools to see this unique ecosystem.

You'll discover an incredible selection of boutiques, jewelry and gifts. Find rare books to add to your collection and unique home furnishings to make your nest a space to notice. After shopping, enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the 70 restaurants in town. 

Held every year during the months of July & August, these festivals showcase compelling works of art by local and international artists, attracting visitors from around the world. The Pageant of the Masters is a world-famous stage presentation featuring "living pictures." Watch as cast members are magically transformed into famous works of art, accompanied by a full orchestra and live narration.

Celebrating 90 years of community theater in Laguna Beach, The Laguna Playhouse provides an enriching cultural experience to residents and visitors alike. Award-winning and unique shows playing year round.

Step into the serene Aliso Canyon at the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course and you’re immediately transported away from the hustle and bustle of the village into the beauty of lush surroundings and towering canyon walls. It is in this secluded setting that golfers have been escaping to since 1950 to play a challenging par 32.
8)    Main Beach

Referred to as Laguna’s ‘Window to the Sea’ for its unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Right in the heart of Laguna’s village and downtown shopping take a walk along the boardwalk, watch a game at the basketball courts, see the historic Lifeguard tower, stroll through the Laguna Craft Guild on the Cobblestones, or try laughter yoga on the beach. There is always something exciting to see at Main Beach!

Historic Lifeguard Tower at Main Beach

This non-profit organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine mammals stranded along the Orange County coastline. The center is open daily (10am-4pm) to the public where you can observe  sea lions, seals, and any other small mammals that the center currently houses for rehabilitation. It is this rare opportunity to see these animals up close that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

A year-round program of art workshops, Sawdust Studio Art Classes, welcome visitors and locals to create a unique art piece-to wear or to share-in just one, two-hour session. Classes are offered in ceramics, jewelry making, glass blowing, painted silk scarves and more! 

By Anne-Marie S.


  1. Too Bad there's No Classical Art Museum!

  2. Wow this place in Laguna was very impressive and the ten places in Laguna Beach are beautiful. I want to visit this kind of place it will give us a very refreshing atmosphere. Try also to visit this ayala land Laguna. Thanks for allowing us to view your blog.

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