Historically, Laguna Beach has long welcomed artists of all stripes to its oceanfront setting. That generous, creative spirit is alive and well in First Thursday Art Walks. This free monthly event through the city's art galleries includes a complimentary shuttle. The Winter Jazz Wednesdays Festival, which showcases world-class musicians is another way that creative spirit thrives. Laguna Beach is also home to nature's breathtaking wonders, including picturesque coastlines and stunning hiking trails. Get to know this unique coastal town.
Varies by business. The Visitors Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Varies by business.
Watercolors on the Beach
Lumberyard Happy Hour
Laguna Art Museum Kids'
First Thursday Art Walks
Monthly Art Walk
First Thursday Art Walks is a Laguna Beach tradition that showcases its creative roots by celebrating today's working artists. From 6 to 9 p.m., explore the city's galleries for free. They're divided into North, Central and South galleries. A free trolley shuttle is staffed by an Art Walk guide who can answer any questions about the event.
This winter, great music descends upon Laguna Beach each week. Concerts are held at [seven degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Enjoy delicious food, tasty drinks, and divine jazz in this new venue. Doors open at 5 p.m., and concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, contact Laguna Beach Live!, 949-715-9713.
What are some of the best beaches?
Laguna Beach is home to 7 beautiful miles of incredible Pacific Ocean beaches, with activities like swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and skimboarding. For tide pooling, try Treasure Island, Crescent Bay, Moss Point, or Shaw’s Cove. Good skimming beaches include Thalia Street, St. Ann’s, and Victoria Beach.
What are some great things to do around Laguna Beach?
Local culture does tend to center on the beach, but there are other great opportunities to explore around town. Take a hike through scenic Heisler Park and have a picnic or barbecue. In the summer, there’s a free trolley service, so explore the town. Taste local wines at Laguna Canyon Winery. Go shopping at over 100 unique shops and art galleries.