9.1 sq. miles of incredible living boasting 7 miles of breathtaking coastline. Home to around 23,000 residents, Laguna Beach is one of the top places to live and visit. One of my favorite things to do in Laguna Beach is First Thursdays Art Walk held monthly in dowtown from 6pm-9pm. The Summer months are truly the best time to check this out because the weather is phenomenal and the city is so vibrant. Tour over 30 art galleries for free, drink complimentary wine, and enjoy the ocean air. Hop on the free Laguna trolley to navigate between the North, Central, and South galleries.
If you live in Orange County, you MUST experience Laguna’s famous Pageant of the Masters held in a starlit amphitheater from July 7 through August 31, 2013. Art comes to life as volunteers step inside famous paintings and sculptures. The 90 minute larger than life show features a live orchestra and a somewhat humourous narrator. Make dinner reservations in dowtown Laguna before the show then tour the Festival of Arts to see the works of 140 local artists before showtime at 8:30pm. Remember to bring your binoculars (or rent them there) to see if the people blink and dress warmly as it does get chilly in the evening. It will be a night you will always remember!
Benefits to living in Laguna Beach include:
- Laguna Beach Unified School District
- Boutiques & specialty shops
- Hiking trails
- Aliso Creek Golf Course – 9 hole course with ocean views
- Delicious restaurants – dine alfresco with ocean views
- Top resorts
- Art galleries
- Picturesque beaches – take exquisite photos!