Laguna Beach Attractions

Laguna Beach Attractions

Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale SafariCapt. Dave's Dolphin
& Whale Safari

24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Join Captain Dave for the most unique whale watching trip in the world! Their daily, year-round, dolphin and whale watching trips are the highest rated on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google+. Bring the kids, family, and friends for a chance to get up-close and personal with Gray Whales (seasonal), Blue Whales (seasonal), and throughout the year Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, Killer Whales, and much more. Southern California has the largest concentration of Blue Whales of anywhere on earth!...more

Dana Wharf Sportfishing
& Whale Watching

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

The thriving Coastal waters of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County Coastline provide an unparalleled backdrop to any fishing trip. These bountiful waters provide unequaled fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore, and dorado.

OC's 1st Whale Watching Company invites you an an adventure through our Coastal waters of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County Coastline. Dana Wharf offers one-of-a-kind Whale and Dolphin Watching excursions for the whole family. Dana Wharf Whale Watching began in 1971 and was the first whale watching company in Orange County...more

$20 Whale Watching Cruise Special: Laguna Beach
309 Palm Street
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Newport Landing Whale Watching has served Laguna Beach and Newport Beach for over 20 years providing the finest whale watching and dolphin cruises. Year around cruises view many varieties of whales including the giant blue whale, which attains lengths over 80 feet, several types of dolphin, seals, and all sorts of other marine life...more

Heisler Park
North of Laguna's Main Beach along the bluffs of Cliff Drive

Arguably the most popular park in Laguna Beach, Heisler Park hosts breathtaking views of the cliffs above and the waves below. With such tremendous beauty, it is no surprise that many couples elect to have a Laguna Beach wedding there.

Laguna's Beaches
Main Beach / Crescent Bay / Shaw's Cove / Sleepy Hollow / Wood's Cove / Victoria Beach / Aliso Creek / Thousand Steps

The entire coastline of Laguna Beach has been declared a "Marine Life Refuge" to protect and preserve the rich variety of marine life forms for all to observe and enjoy. Tide pools are not to be disturbed in any way. People may fish (except in Heisler Park Ecological Reserve where fishing is prohibited), but take nothing else.

Laguna's "Window to the Sea", located in the heart of downtown Laguna. Boardwalk area with pathway to Heisler Park, volleyball and basketball areas, picnic tables, children's play area, protected tide pools. Laguna Beach has some of the best diving spots in Southern California.

Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair
June 27 - August 31, 2014
777 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Laguna Beach is famous for its artists' community. But Art-A-Fair goes beyond to discover artists from around the world and in other parts of the country as well as those who live right here in Laguna. Art-A-Fair jurists pride themselves on selecting art in all mediums for its summer Festival that will be rich in quality yet diverse in content so that every visitor to Art-A-Fair will connect with at least one artist's work. But we're pretty sure you'll connect with many.

Laguna Beach Art Galleries
First Thursday's Art Walk

The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, local art institutions, lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach.

First Thursdays Art Walk’s mission is to promote Laguna Beach as a leading year-round destination and community of fine art galleries. For participating galleries and more information click here.

Festival of the Arts
July 6 - August 30, 2014
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

From its humble beginnings as a means of promoting and sustaining the fine arts in Laguna Beach, the Festival of Arts has matured into a world-renowned cultural institution drawing visitors from far and wide. The Festival – with its premier attraction, the Pageant of the Masters – has shared its success, awarding millions of dollars over the years in the form of scholarships to art students and grants to art and cultural organizations, and hosting cultural events on the grounds throughout the year. The Festival of Arts and the City of Laguna Beach have grown up together, becoming inseparable in the eyes of residents and of the many patrons who return year after year to enjoy the world-class art of the Festival and unique tableaux vivants of the Pageant.

Laguna Beach Attractions:  Laguna Art MuseumLaguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive at North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Laguna Art Museum is a 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. Through its permanent collection, its special exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and enjoyment of California art and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field. 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.

Pageant of the Masters
July 9 - August 30, 2014
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Info: 949.494.1145

The world famous Pageant of the Masters is the crown jewel for the Festival of Arts, and often referred to as "the most unique production in the entire world." Starting on July 9th and running through August 30th at the Festival of Arts , the Festival of Arts will host this one-of-a-kind living art display every night at 8:30 p.m.

Laguna Beach Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

The Laguna Playhouse is a long-standing cultural and educational force of the regional and national theatre landscape.  They strive to reflect and serve the community and it’s artistic needs.  They actively engage artists and audiences through enlightened programming of the highest quality..

Sawdust Art Festival
June 27- August 31, 2013
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

Selected “Best Art Festival” by OC Weekly and voted “one of the country’s top five festivals” by American Style Magazine, the Sawdust Art Festival features over 200 talented Laguna Beach artisans. Local artists and craftspeople create, exhibit and sell unique pieces of work using all types of media including painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles, mixed-media and much more. Come enjoy the beautiful outdoors, artist demonstrations, including the popular glass-blowing demo, art activities, live entertainment and four outdoor cafés.  Open June 27 – August 31, 2014. Other year-round events at the Sawdust Art Festival include Sawdust Studio Art Classes and Spring Into Art weekend workshops, and the Winter Fantasy festival.