Today, I bring to you the top 5 attractions in Laguna Beach! While soaking up the sun and relaxing at the beautiful Retreat in Laguna, there is much more that this lovely city has to offer. Whether you want to spend your day unwinding as the ocean breeze calms your soul or you have an itch for some exciting new adventures, here in Laguna Beach we have it all!
1. Heisler Park
One of Laguna Beach’s finest parks, here you can sit back and enjoy the invigorating coastline while barbecuing up your favorite meal. Once all that delicious food is enjoyed, take a half-mile stroll down the coast where you will be met by one of a kind coral reefs! Whether you’d prefer to view from a distance or want to get an up close look at the true essence of the reef, the water is crystal clear so everyone can capture its beauty.
2. Ride a Local Bus or Summer Trolley
Want to give your overworked feet a break, but still want to explore the city? We sure have a treat for you! During the summer months (July-August) the city provides free trolley services throughout the entire city! Experience the town in a whole new way. As you are greeted by the friendly driver, sit back and relax as you catch a glimpse of Laguna Beach’s lifestyle. Download the Laguna Beach Travel Info App and use the “Trolley/Bus Tracker” to access real-time local transit information so you can plan your day to be just as you would like.
3. Wine Tasting in the Canyon
The Laguna Canyon Winery offers award-winning wines that have been specially handcrafted on-site. Built in 2003, this exclusive winery is a must go for all. As you wind down your day and enjoy all of the beautiful scenery Laguna has to offer, come by and enjoy multiple award-winning fine wines. They currently feature three brands at their main winery tasting room, premium brands Laguna Canyon, Purple Paws and Wyland Cellars. As you put your feet up, breathe in the fresh air and taste the finest of wines know that a portion of all Purple Paws wine sales go for the care of homeless pets. Marine artist ‘Wyland’ embellishes the Wyland Cellars brand and a portion of the sales go to the Wyland Foundation which supports clean rivers, oceans and children’s programs.
4. Laughter Yoga
It’s time to get those stomach muscles put to work! The Laughter Yoga Institute offers a lighter approach on fitness, of course having a great time doing so. This therapeutic approach uses laughter as a way to fill the body, soul and mind with everlasting joy. What is laughter yoga you may ask? Laughter Yoga is a blend of yogic deep breathing, easy stretching, self-generated laughter exercises and intentionally cultivated childlike playfulness. The foundation principle of Laughter Yoga is that anyone can laugh, without the need of any reason to laugh. One does not need to feel good first, witness comedy or hear jokes, or even have a sense of humor. The health-building laughter protocol is effective regardless of differences in language or culture. Unconditional Laughter is truly for everyone.
5. Certified Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday morning from 8:00a.m.-12 noon, you can find friendly local farmers and purveyors showcasing their fresh goods. Purchase everything from fruits, vivid flowers, freshly baked breads, vegetables and much, much more! Taste Laguna Beach from the hearts of their locals – you won’t find fresh goods like these anywhere else. As you crunch into freshly grown fruit, you can taste the natural essence of the pride and passion these farmers have for their crops. The Certified Farmers’ Market is located at the Lumberyard Parking Lot near City Hall at the corner of Ocean & Forest Avenues. http://www.cafarmersmarkets.com/ for more info.
On your next trip to The Retreat in Laguna be sure to check out these superb attractions.