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Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. It is known for a mild year-round climate, scenic coves, environmental preservation, and an artist community. The population in the 2010 census was 22,723.Historically a territory of Paleoindians, the Tongva people and then Mexico, the location became part of the United States following the Mexican–American War. Laguna Beach was settled in the 1870s, officially founded in 1887 and, in 1927 its current government was incorporated as a city. In 1944, the city adopted a council-manager form for its government. The city has remained relatively isolated from urban encroachment by its surrounding hills, limited highway access, and a dedicated greenbelt. The Laguna Beach coastline is protected by of state marine reserve and an additional of state conservation area.Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated three million people visiting the community annually. Annual large events include the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival, Art-A-Fair, Bluewater Music Festival, and Kelpfest.HistoryLaguna Beach was the site of a prehistoric paleoindian civilization. In 1933, the first fossilized skull of a paleoindian found in California was uncovered during construction on St. Ann's Drive. Known as "Laguna Woman", the skull originally was radiocarbon dated to more than 17,000 BP, however, revised measurements suggest it originated during the Holocene era 11,700 years before present. Subsequent research has found several prehistoric encampment sites in the area.
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Heisler Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Crystal Cove
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Main Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Crescent Bay Point Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Laguna Beach

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Wine Tour / Tasting
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4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
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2.7
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Specialty Museum
Mission San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Dana Point
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Laguna Beach

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1,000 Steps Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Treasure Island Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Wood's Cove
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Victoria Beach
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Laguna Beach

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Beach
Aliso Beach Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Table Rock Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Drizzle Art Studios
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Laguna Beach

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Alta Laguna PArk
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Brown's Park
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Hortense Miller Garden
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Laguna Beach

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Crescent Bay Beach
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Laguna Beach Dog Park
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Buy Hand
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Scavenger Hunt
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Huntington Beach Pier Huntington Beach
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Dana Point Harbor Dana Point
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

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