The artist colony of Laguna Beach, located between Newport Beach and Dana Point, is one of Orange County’s hidden gems. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches (30 to be exact!) where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, oceanside bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits. Laguna Beach also boasts the most beachfront lodging options in all of California, making it an ideal spot for a beach getaway, and offers more than 100 unique dining experiences among a residential population of 23,000.

Beyond the beach, the city is home to more than 20,000 acres of protected wilderness, making it an optimal location for adventurous exploration. From world-renowned mountain biking trails for all levels of expertise, hundreds of miles of hiking, dramatic vistas, verdant hills and marine sanctuaries, there’s no limit of new places to discover during a visit to Laguna Beach.

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Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is truly the coastal playground for southern California. Not only does the coastal beaches hold many hidden gems, but it is a premier destination for art lovers. In fact, there are over 100 art galleries located in Laguna Beach, which is why people travel from all over the globe to visit this unique art community.

As one would expect, there are also some world-class art festivals located in this beautiful destination. Some notable mentions include the popular Sawdust Arts and Craft Festival which takes place in late June and the Festival of Art’s “Pageant of the Masters”, which features living recreations of classical and contemporary works of art.

So whether you are a fan of unique art culture or looking to relax in one of the most beautiful outdoor destinations in Southern California, Laguna Beach welcomes you.