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“Great beach town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
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Ranked #4 of 30 Activities in Laguna Beach
Type: Beaches, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Shopping, Surfing
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Owner description: Popular surfing and bodysurfing beach.
Laguna Beach, California, United States
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“Great beach town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Laguna has wonderful beaches, great restaurants, beautiful views, fabulous art and is easy to get around. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Laguna Beach, California
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“Favorite S. CA beach town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I live here and it's still my favorite townm what a dellight to come home to. We often have some overcast weather in June and July. Sept. & Oct. are my favorite months. But summer (July to Labor Day) has three art festivals, plus the "Pagent of the Masters" (check out online before you visit). Small town has good restruants, art galleries, a very nice art museum specializing in California Art, shopes and botiques. The beaches are all public, some beaches better for surfing, some for diving, but all good for playing. During the summer months, (high tourist season & heavy traffic congestion) the city provides a free tram service to festivals and most hotels.

Visited September 2012
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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“Beautiful Beachs in Laguna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Laguna Beach is a natural rocky, sandy beach with lots of tide pools and crystal clear water to enjoy, since there is a lot of beach to enjoy, you can find private coves where you don't have to share with crowds,..the beach is very different from beaches in Santa Monica or Venice, as it is a rocky natural beach. Rock formations off the coast can be dangerous so be careful when you swim or surf. There are plenty of stores and restaurants, lots of boutiques with one of a kind finds. Parking can be a nightmare so I recommend on summer weekends going early in the morning. Hotels fill up on the weekends too. Laguna has a huge dog park for your dogs off Laguna Canyon Road, so they can burn of energy....most restaurants plus a nice selection of hotels do take dogs. I recommend The Art Hotel, no charge to have your dogs. Laguna Beach has an amazing selection of art galleries and art events, if you love art this is definitely the place for you. The Laguna Coast Wilderness is located in some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California. This is a beautiful place with plenty of hiking trails, in the winter the water brings the streams to life...so if you need to relax and get away, this is a very unique location that has something to do for everyone.

Visited August 2013
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Eckert, Colorado
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“The pageant of the masters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We went to Laguna beach on our latest business trip. Great place . Love this beach , great restaurants and plenty of sand. We ended the day at the pageant of the masters just up Laguna canyon rd. first of all wow, all the great art and people that are there .we walked around for a couple of hours and saw all kinds of amazing art. From paintings to sculptures . Then at8pm the show starts. It's live art . Pele drees and stand still as the original paintings looked very fun. Don't miss this great but do get tickets early.

Visited July 2013
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Temecula, California
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“Lots to do and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

By all means do visit Laguna Beach. It is an artist's colony so there are lots of galleries, good restaurants, shops and the beach is beautiful. The Pageant of the Masters is held annually in the summer months and well worth seeing. It is an art exhibit of some of the best artists in the area plus an amazing show outside. People are dressed up as paintings they call their tableaux. You would think these are the paintings because they seem so real. They even did Joan of Arc as a sculpture which looked like the real thing until the "actors" moved. They surprise you with the take down of each tableau. Dress warmly because it can get cool. There is also a restaurant in the exhibit area that you should reserve for. I think they do take reservations.

Parking can be tricky but there are spaces towards the canyon road.

It is beautiful all year and worth a trip.

Visited July 2013
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