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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Campground
“3.5 miles of coastline in its natural state between CDM and Laguna Beach. explore tidepools and sandy coves or stroll the beach. popular with swimmers, surfers and divers. hiking and bike trails also.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Beach
“Laguna beach is wonderful, full of culture and art. A beach worth going to for everyone; Whether you're a beach lover, foodie, or art lover, you'll find something to love here”
  • 263 locals recommend
  • 23 Experiences
Art Gallery
“Each year, the Pageant of the Masters is an amazing show where great works of art are reproduced live with actors playing the parts of the figures in the paintings or sculptures.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Only open in Summer and a few weekends before Christmas. Well worth visiting”
  • 43 locals recommend
Spa
“Laguna's best kept secret. The entire coast of Montage is a public beach. One of the best spots for sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, and sunsets. AND - Yoga on the grass bluff overlooking the beach EVERYDAY at 10am - Donation based”
  • 32 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This locations has multiple paths some easier than others. Also allows bikes on some, not all of the paths. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food, hard to get reservations. Walk-ins accepted with a wait. Or just do the bar! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ocean views of the Laguna coast from the 4th floor of 1930's hotel. Roof top dinning & drinks that are on par with any in the world. Mojitos are the best hands down!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lunch, cocktails, or dinner on the rooftop Reggae night on Sundays Live music most nights ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beach
“This is in Laguna Beach, so it's a bit far and the beach itself can be sort of hard to find. In order to access the beach you're going to have to go down (and eventually back up when you want to leave) hundreds (not really thousands) of steps. But the hike is oh so worth it. It's also usually not filled with people which is nice and leaves the beach clean and pristine, there's also a little cave you can venture into if you'd like. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Laguna Beach dining with a view, the outdoor patios is popular with the locals, it’s a great place for brunch / breakfast. It’s next to Heisler Park so you ca take a leisurely stroll or go shopping. Call ahead as sometime reservations are required. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing views of this unique coastline. Lots of walking paths, stairs down to the beach, great for picnics. All very walkable, so bring comfortable shoes and camera to take pics of one of my favorite places to catch my Zen.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. It collects, cares for, and exhibits works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Unlike any other museum in the state, it collects California art and only California art, and ranges across all periods and styles, nineteenth-century to present-day.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“One of the most beautiful walks right along the cliffs North of Main Beach - easy to do”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Beach
“Main Beach in Laguna is the heart of Laguna with beautiful views and things to do. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
New American Restaurant
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“Thursday night is 80s night for dancing and fun! During the day, they have amazing coastal views and lunch on top floor, as well as dinner. American Cuisine. ”
  • 13 locals recommend