Laguna Beach is a hidden treasure south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego. It’s known for its artistic community, emphasis on small businesses, and incredible beachfront adventures. With sea caves, waves, and beautiful beaches, you can stay and play in so many ways.

You can easily fit in beaches, hikes, shopping, art galleries, and local shows all in one trip. And with an area jam-packed with lodging options, there is always somewhere unique to stay. Here are some of the simplest ways to plan your next trip to Laguna Beach.

Where to Stay

Whether you come for a weekend or stay for a month or more. There are countless options for singles, couples, and families to enjoy their trip. Laguna Beach attracts tourists and businesses alike to its beautiful shores. While there are plenty of great places to stay in Laguna Beach, here are 3 of the most popular.

Surf & Sand Resort

Families love this popular hotel because it’s right at the beach and includes plenty of activities designed just for kids. They host movie nights, cooking classes, and so much more just for the kids. Being right on the beach also gives them plenty of room to roam and play. The rooms are spacious and some even have views of the ocean.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

For the golf lover, this hotel has the only golf course in Laguna Beach. If you’re looking for a 9-hole experience, this is the place to stay. They boast a spa, hiking trail close by, and even an outdoor saltwater pool. You’ll rest in luxurious accommodations and enjoy all that Laguna Beach has to offer when you stay here.

Furnished Apartments

There are many furnished apartments Los Angeles residents love in Laguna Beach. You can find them through brokers, online on sites like VRBO and Airbnb, and through word of mouth. The great thing about these accommodations is that they include their own kitchens, and all the tools you need to make your stay as nice and relaxing as possible.


Bring something home to commemorate your trip. Whether you find a new piece of art or a trendy set of earrings, Laguna Beach has plenty of places to shop to find just the right item for you or for a friend. Here are two of the most popular shopping places in Laguna Beach.

Crystal Cove Shopping Center

Eat and shop at the Crystal Cove Shopping Center. They feature high-end retailers like Williams Sonoma alongside local eateries and Trader Joe’s. You’ll find all sorts of options as you walk through this outdoor shopping area to find the perfect gift or souvenir.

The Shops at the Old Pottery Place

For a more local feel, check out The Shops and the Old Pottery Place. You’ll find a local bookstore, chocolatier, salon, and so much more when you walk through this historic spot. People love the unique feel and the chic, but small businesses.


There are art shows, art festivals, and exhibits all year long in Laguna Beach. You can visit the Laguna Art Museum or take a stroll on the Laguna Art Walk. They each feature the work of talented local artists who create and sell in our Laguna Beach community. For unique artisans, you enjoy Kush Fine Art and Art for the Soul. At Art for the Soul, you’ll see unique glass pieces you can’t find anywhere else.

Beaches & Hiking

Crystal Cove State Park

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach with over 3 miles of shoreline at Crystal Cove State Park. The land also includes miles of hiking trails for the adventurous beachgoer. You’ll see beautiful ocean vistas and see different wildlife throughout the park. Just watch out for snakes and bobcats.

Victoria Beach

For a less crowded beach experience, try Victoria Beach. It’s known for its pirate tower, sea caves, and space to play games like beach volleyball. If you’re up for a unique trip, this is the beach to go to.

Laguna Beach Wilderness Park

With over 7,000 acres and 40 miles worth of trails, the Laguna Beach Wilderness Park is the perfect place to hike. Its natural beauty and local plant species make it an incredible place for photographers and tourists alike.

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