Laguna Beach Tourist Attractions
Orange CountyLocation and general informationLaguna Beach, situated on the U.S. 1 below Newport Beach, stretches for more than 5mi/8km along the Pacific Ocean and must be one of the most beautiful places in California. There are bays, both small and large, lovely beaches, parks on the cliffs overlooking the sea, and a charming town center with numerous boutiques, craft shops and interesting inns. In the sixties the hippies settled in Laguna Beach but soon disappeared from the scene. The disastrous fire of autumn 1993 reduced more than 300 of the town's buildings to rubble and ashes.Many events are held here throughout the year, such as the six-week-long Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in July and August, and the Sawdust Festival at about the same time (sale of objets d'art and craft items).
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park is located between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway. It offers the visitor 3.5 miles of beaches and 2,000 acres of woodland. There are tidepools on the beach and the offshore area is an underwater park. Hiking and horseback riding are also available.
Laguna Moulton Playhouse Theater
Festival of Arts
The Festival of Arts displays original works of more than 160 Southern California artists in a 6-acre canyon. Free daily workshops are offered, as well as guided tours.
Laguna Art Museum
The regional museum, the Laguna Beach Museum of Art (307 Cliff Drive) houses a considerable variety of exhibits and paintings and sculptures by Orange County artists.
Address: 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1623, United States
Opening hours: 11am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $12.00, Military discount $10.00, Students $10.00, Senior $10.00, Child 11 & under FREE
Useful tips: Open the first Thursday of each month until 9pm.
Facilities: Gift shop
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