Top 10 California Coast Vacations: Laguna Beach
The dynamic coastal views are what made our No. 6 pick popular – Plein Air artists migrated to Laguna Beach, creating spectacular landscape paintings. Within a few years, half of Laguna Beach’s residents were artists. And now, Laguna Beach offers creative inspiration to artists and travelers alike!
The coastal views and beaches always are forefront in Laguna Beach vacations. How can they not – Laguna Beach boasts some of the best beaches in California, from surfing spots to diving coves. Divers Cove is a popular family beach and Boat Canyon is a great spot for diving. After you’ve had enough of the sunny Orange County weather for one day, take your vacation to indoor venues – Laguna Beach is a quaint village, easy to get around on foot. The shops here feature one-of-a-kind artistic creations, from jewelry to glass blowing – so make sure to take home a unique piece of this incredible California region.
The dining here is varied and delicious, with flavors from all over the world – Mexican, Italian, Caribbean, Japanese, Indian and more!
Things to Know
Laguna Beach is famous for its art festivals, including Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival and others!
From the North – Take the 405 or 5 South, exit Hwy 133 South. The 133 South turns into Laguna Canyon Road and becomes Broadway. Make a left on Beach – it will dead-end at Beach and Forest with the Visitors Center right in front of you.