Laguna Beach

About Laguna Beach

A city that barely needs introduction, the name “Laguna” carries plenty of clout throughout the western U.S. as a sunny seaside resort city laden with nouveau riche. The small town has done an impeccable job of limiting expansion and maintaining its status as one of the premier living areas throughout the country.

Boasting a mild climate that barely changes, spectacular ocean views from the surrounding cliffs, and picturesque coves and tide pools, it’s easy to see why Laguna Beach has attracted affluence from around the world. Plein air painters flocked to the site in the early 1900s to craft wondrous images. Films followed over the next two decades, and soon Laguna was a top-flight artists’ community on the Pacific coast. The Pageant of the Masters was founded and continues to bring throngs of summer vacationers pouring into the winding canyon roads leading to the community.

Surfing and snorkeling are popular outdoor activities, as are trail-hiking in nearby Laguna Canyon and jogging along the town’s hilly sidewalks. As tourism is the top industry, incoming traffic along Pacific Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road is typically slowed to a crawl as the ideal downtown area swells with congestion. Around downtown, you’ll find unique shopping destinations unlike anywhere else and top-notch eats like legendary La Sirena Mexican Grill and Nick’s.