A sunny oceanfront city rooted in surfing history, Laguna Beach is a California gem bordered by the San Joaquin Hills. The area is known for its mild year-round climate, artistic influences and picturesque coves.
Things to do in Laguna Beach
Visit Heisler Park for impressive views of Laguna Beach. Take the beach bluff walk to admire the gently breaking waves, have a picnic on a grassy knoll or enjoy an outdoor film in the evening.
Laguna Beach is the perfect place to spend a day with your toes in the sand. Go for a swim, try your hand at surfing and explore one of the many nearby coves. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Splashes for fresh, California cuisine with stunning views of the Pacific.
For a dose of culture, head to the Laguna Art Museum. This museum holds a comprehensive collection of over 3,500 works of art created by California artists from the early-19th century to the present day. Browse the museum’s permanent exhibitions and spend time admiring the rotating pieces, including Dan McCleary’s Prints from Oaxaca and California Mexicana.
Head to the Pacific Marine Mammal Centre to learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals, including seals and sea lions. Take a tour of the centre, learn about some of the animals currently in their care and pick out a marine-themed souvenir from the gift shop.
Getting around Laguna Beach
John Wayne Airport is located about 25 kilometres from Laguna Beach. The easiest way to get around is by car, but there are also taxis that service the area.