What are the top 5 things to do in Laguna Beach? Well, that’s probably a little different for everyone, depending on your tastes. But here are five things that make living in Laguna Beach so wonderful.
Going clear back to 1998, the First Thursday Art Walk is an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to meet the artists, see artistic demonstrations, enjoy refreshments, and listen to live music. During the event, more than 40 art galleries participate. And, trolley service runs throughout the evening. To make the most of the festivities, take advantage of the free admission to the Laguna Art Museum during Art Walk.
4. Take a Self Tour of Public Art
You can see a bit of a theme here. Laguna Beach’s history is filled with stories of artists who made this city their haven. You’ll see statues and murals, benches, and more. So, pick up your map at the Official Laguna Beach Visitor’s Center and plan an outing with your family. Since many of the pieces are in parks, consider taking a picnic along and making a day of it.
One of these parks is the famous Heisler Park, just north of Main Beach. The park follows along Cliff Drive from Aster Street all the way to Diver’s Cove. Sitting up on the bluffs, this oceanfront park offers an incomparable view. You and your family will enjoy waking trails, the fabulous gardens, a marine refuge with tide pools for exploring, barbecues, picnic tables, lawn bowling greens, and restrooms. The Gazebo and Monument Point are popular sites for weddings and photography.
All summer long, a juried fine art show of Southern California’s “most accomplished” artists, runs in Laguna Beach. These 140 artists show their original works. A single admission price gets you in where you can purchase unique and interesting art for your home or business. Or, participate in workshops, tours, special events and entertainment. Find out more here.
The Sawdust Art Festival runs every summer and features 200 local, Laguna Beach artists. Here, you can see demonstrations, participate in workshops, enjoy entertainment and imbibe refreshments. These local artists share their art glass, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, photography, paintings, and more. Running every summer, OW Weekly calls it the “Best Art Festival.” And, there are additional seasonal events held during the year. Find out more about the Sawdust Art Festival at this site.
If you live in Laguna Beach, you can enjoy these displays, events, and festivities all the time. Become a local. Take a look at these homes for sale right now in Laguna Beach. Then, give me a call and I’ll get you into the house of your dreams in the city you’ll love.