Spring in Laguna Beach Brings Blue Waters, Luxury Dining, Arts Festivities & More

Springtime beach days mimic summer tropics in Laguna Beach, Calif., as locals and visitors alike enjoy picturesque coastlines, cliffsides and blue waters. Within this natural beauty lies a diverse and unique artistic community of creatives.

Mosaics, murals, sculptures and countless galleries adorn Laguna Beach’s highly walkable streets. With a history rooted in artistic expression, the city is known as an art colony. Laguna Beach is home to over 100 art galleries and artist studios; many of which are open to the public on most days. Walk from coffee shop to coffee shop, enjoying local roasts while admiring gallery window displays and over 100 pieces of public art. Continue the walking tour with Thursday Art Walks, hosted on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anyone can partake in the cultural festivities as the Laguna Beach Trolley links together over 40 galleries. Each gallery hosts evening events, such as live music, artistic demonstrations and more! 

Experience more artistic beauty while learning about California history at the renowned Laguna Art Museum, which boosts a purely Californian permanent collection. Representing a comprehensive portrayal of historic periods and artistic styles, this visual and educational experience is a must-do for all visitors. 

The artistic celebrations extend outside of the visual arts as the city also hosts an annual music festival in February. The Laguna Beach Music Festival, directed by renowned, Grammy-nominated violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, will host a week of classical music exploration this year from February 12–18.  

Take a break from the countless creative showcases with classic Laguna Beach experiences. Dine al fresco on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway or make a reservation at a waterfront restaurant to experience a breathtaking sunset.

Nestled between two harbors, the city is the perfect location for year-round whale watching. Visit before April for a chance to view gray whales during their peak migration season.

Temperate sunny Southern California weather often allows for many winter and spring beach days. Laguna Beach’s seven-mile-long coast consists of 27 beaches, each with unique landscapes that encourage a multitude of coastal activities. Swim, sunbathe, stand-up-paddle-board, surf, snorkel and so much more this spring in the oasis of Laguna Beach! 

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Photos courtesy Visit Laguna Beach

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