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Laguna Beach, Ca.

Top attractions in Laguna Beach 04/13/2024

Main Beach: One of the most iconic beaches in Laguna Beach, Main Beach offers picturesque views of the coastline, volleyball courts, basketball courts, a boardwalk, and tide pools to explore.

Heisler Park: This scenic oceanfront park features walking paths, gardens, picnic areas, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful picnic.

Laguna Art Museum: Located near Main Beach, this museum showcases a collection of California art, with a focus on the art of Laguna Beach and the surrounding region. It’s a must-visit for art enthusiasts.

Crystal Cove State Park: Just a short drive from Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove State Park offers miles of pristine coastline, hiking trails, tide pools, and historic cottages. It’s a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Sawdust Art Festival: Held annually during the summer months, the Sawdust Art Festival features local artists showcasing their work in a festive outdoor setting. Visitors can browse and purchase unique handmade art, jewelry, and crafts.

Laguna Beach Art Galleries: Explore the numerous art galleries scattered throughout Laguna Beach, showcasing a diverse range of artwork including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and more. The Laguna Beach Gallery Walk is a great way to experience the local art scene.

Shopping and Dining: Laguna Beach offers a variety of boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants along its charming streets. From upscale boutiques to casual cafes, there’s something for every taste and budget.

Whale Watching: Embark on a whale watching excursion from nearby Newport Beach or Dana Point to observe majestic whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The coastline off Laguna Beach is a prime spot for whale watching during the migration seasons.

2 hour guided Duffy Boat cruise 02/23/2023

Newport Harbor is the largest recreational harbor in the US. We have made special arrangements for our guests with a US Coastguard Licensed Captain who will provide a chauffeured and guided 2 hour cruise for up to 8 people on her beautiful boat for $125 based on availability. You are welcome to bring food and beverages to enjoy on the ride. This is an incredible deal considering that Duffy Boat rentals typically cost at least $200 for a two hour rental without a captain/guide. On your guided tour of the harbor, the Captain will provide the history of the area as well as point out homes and yachts that have been owned by celebrities such as John Wayne, Buddy Ebsen, James Cagney and current magnates of industry. For more information, or to book, please email me with your preferred day and time.

New Year’s Eve Dining 12/28/2023

New Year’s in Harvest: 5:30pm-12:30am

Join us for our signature service in Harvest with decadent specials like caviar, fresh local lobsters, and handmade pasta with truffles along with warm butter cakes for dessert! (includes party favor and glass of champagne)


Regular menu all day. Opening later for dinner. Chef specials beyond the menu., Surf and turf, lobster. Party favors to celebrate in the bar at midnight!


NEW YEARS EVE AT HENNESSEY’S! Open after Midnight, Hennessey’s is offering party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at the stroke of midnight!

Studio at Montage Laguna Beach:

Five-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu, live music, dancing and party favors, as well as a midnight Dom Perignon Champagne toast. $575 per person. Includes cocktails at reception as well as wine pairings with dinner. Evening will conclude at 1:00am. For reservations, please call (949) 715-6420.

Starfish Laguna:

New Year’s Eve Day! Celebrate all day with our extended Opium Hour starting at 11am – 6pm. Lunch and Dinner menu available with our last seating for your New Year’s Eve Dinner at 10pm.

New Year’s Day – Open all day. Kick-start 2024 with Starfish!
World Tourism Day 09/27/2023

World Tourism Day is an annual event observed on September 27th each year. It is a day designated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. The event aims to foster greater international cooperation in promoting tourism and to highlight the role of tourism in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Each year, World Tourism Day has a specific theme chosen by the UNWTO to focus on a particular aspect of tourism. These themes can vary from year to year but often revolve around topics like sustainable tourism, responsible travel, cultural heritage, and the role of tourism in promoting economic growth and development.

The celebration of World Tourism Day typically includes various events, seminars, conferences, and promotions related to tourism, both at the international level and in individual countries. It serves as an opportunity for governments, tourism organizations, and businesses to showcase their efforts in promoting tourism and to discuss ways to make tourism more sustainable and inclusive.

Overall, World Tourism Day serves as a platform to raise awareness about the positive impacts of tourism on communities and economies while also highlighting the need for responsible and sustainable tourism practices.

Romantic dining: 05/17/2023

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach: Located at the Montage Laguna Beach resort, The Loft offers stunning ocean views and a sophisticated atmosphere. The menu features contemporary American cuisine with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.

Studio at Montage Laguna Beach: Another exceptional dining option at Montage Laguna Beach is Studio. This elegant restaurant boasts panoramic ocean views and offers a refined menu showcasing modern French cuisine.

Splashes Restaurant: Situated at the Surf & Sand Resort, Splashes Restaurant provides a romantic beachfront setting. Diners can enjoy fresh seafood and other California-inspired dishes while overlooking the ocean.

Mozambique: Mozambique offers a unique blend of African, Portuguese, and California flavors. This stylish restaurant features a rooftop dining area with breathtaking ocean views, creating a memorable dining experience.

Sapphire Laguna: Sapphire Laguna combines Mediterranean and California cuisines, offering a diverse menu of innovative dishes. The restaurant has a charming ambiance and a beautiful outdoor patio.

Driftwood Kitchen: Driftwood Kitchen is known for its coastal-inspired cuisine and picturesque views of the ocean. It features a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for a romantic dinner.

230 Forest Avenue: Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, 230 Forest Avenue provides an intimate setting with its candlelit tables and cozy atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of dishes, including fresh seafood and prime steaks.

Watermarc: Watermarc is a stylish and modern restaurant in downtown Laguna Beach. It offers a diverse menu with an emphasis on seafood, along with craft cocktails and an extensive wine list.

These are just a few options for romantic dining in Laguna Beach. Be sure to check availability and make reservations in advance to secure a memorable experience.

Shopping in Laguna Beach: 05/15/2023

Forest Avenue: Forest Avenue is the main shopping street in downtown Laguna Beach. It is lined with a diverse selection of boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries, and unique stores offering clothing, accessories, home decor, and more.

Laguna Beach Books: Located on South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach Books is an independent bookstore that offers a wide selection of books across various genres. It’s a great place to browse and find your next favorite read.

The Shops at the Cliffs: Situated at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, The Shops at the Cliffs provide a range of boutique shopping options. You can find stylish clothing, accessories, jewelry, and gifts in a picturesque oceanfront setting.

Laguna Beach Olive Oil Company: This specialty store on Forest Avenue offers a variety of high-quality olive oils, vinegars, and gourmet food items. Sample different flavors and find unique culinary products to enhance your cooking.

The Shop: Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, The Shop features a curated collection of clothing, accessories, and home decor items. It focuses on sustainable and locally made products, showcasing the talent of local artisans.

Tuvalu Home: Tuvalu Home is a coastal-inspired home decor store on South Coast Highway. It offers a charming selection of furniture, lighting, bedding, and accessories, perfect for creating a beach-inspired atmosphere.

Blue Eyed Girl: Blue Eyed Girl is a boutique on Forest Avenue that offers trendy women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry. You can find fashionable pieces from both established and emerging designers.

Art-A-Fair: If you’re interested in art and handmade crafts, Art-A-Fair is a must-visit. Located on Laguna Canyon Road, this summer art festival showcases the works of local and international artists, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and more.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of specific stores before your visit, as some may have varying schedules. Enjoy your shopping experience in Laguna Beach!

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