Laguna Beach Simple Travel Guide – Hometown Station | KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 – Radio Santa Clarita

Laguna Beach is a hidden gem south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego. It is known for its artistic community, its focus on small businesses and its incredible seaside adventures. With sea caves, waves and beautiful beaches, there are so many ways you can stay and play.

You can easily fit local beaches, hikes, shops, art galleries, and shows into one trip. And with an area teeming with accommodation options, there is always a unique place to stay. Here are some of the easiest ways to plan your next trip to Laguna Beach.

Where to stay

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

Surf & Sand Resort

Families love this popular hotel as it is right next to the beach and offers plenty of activities designed especially for kids. They organize movie nights, cooking classes and much more for the kids. Being right on the beach also gives them plenty of space to walk around and play. The rooms are spacious and some even have an ocean view.

Laguna Beach Ranch

For golf enthusiasts, this hotel has the only golf course in Laguna Beach. If you are looking for a 9 hole experience this is the place to stay. They have a spa, a nearby hiking trail, and even an outdoor saltwater pool. You will rest in luxurious accommodations and enjoy all that Laguna Beach has to offer while staying here.

Furnished Apartments

There are many furnished apartments Los Angeles residents love it at Laguna Beach. You can find them through brokers, online at sites like VRBO and Airbnb, and by word of mouth. The advantage of these accommodations is that they include their own kitchen and all the tools you need to make your stay as pleasant 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 stores to find the perfect item for you or a friend. Here are two of the most popular shopping spots in Laguna Beach.

Crystal Cove Mall

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

The shops of the old pottery square

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


There are art exhibitions, art festivals, and exhibits year round at 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 appreciate Kush Fine Art and Art for the Soul. At Art for the Soul, you’ll see unique glass pieces that you won’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 terrain also includes miles of hiking trails for adventurous beach goers. You will see beautiful ocean views and see different wildlife species throughout the park. Just watch out for snakes and lynxes.

Victoria Beach

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

Laguna Beach Natural Park

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

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