A Mid Week Vacation Day at Laguna Beach in Orange County

Aug 27, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Summer is soon coming to a close, the school year is restarting, and people are returning from their vacations. So today Travelin’ Local is visiting the beautiful beach and upscale village town of Laguna Beach in Orange County.

Laguna Beach has the distinction of being the second oldest town in Southern Orange County.  In 1900, Laguna Beach had approximately 5 families struggling to make a living via farming.

Because its lack of water and land was ill-suited for farming, the founding Laguna Beach families decided to rent its property to surrounding inland communities to escape the summer heat. Thus began Laguna Beach’s dedication to tourism, which remains the mainstay of its current economy. By the 1920s, Laguna Beach was discovered by a group of landscape artists who laid the foundation for its art community, which still thrives to this day. Over the years, other groups have celebrated and discovered the magnificent beauty and artistic culture of Laguna Beach including hippies, yuppies, rock stars, movie industry professionals, business executives, beach lover’s and everyday people.


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In Travelin’ Local’s inimitable tradition, I took a walking tour of the Main Beach area for today’s Walk My World Virtual Tour. Known the world over for its splendorous beauty and artistic community, I highly recommend a visit to Laguna Beach’s beaches, parks, galleries, unique boutiques, and great restaurants. Feel free to click each of the yellow markers to enjoy the local flare. For my next Walk My World Tour of Laguna Beach, I’ll be walking its other outstanding areas and neighborhoods.

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12 Responses to “A Mid Week Vacation Day at Laguna Beach in Orange County”

  1. Lance says:

    Lisa,
    The beach looks so, so inviting!!
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Lance, As much as the beach was inviting, the sound of the waves breaking was one of the most relaxing sounds I’ve ever heard. All I had to do was sit back, close my eyes, and listen.

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  2. Kim says:

    That is one beach I truly want to visit one day!!! Beautiful!
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Kim, It’s a great place, Kim. Your boys would love playing in the waves. :)

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  3. Jay Schryer says:

    It looks like heaven to me, and a thriving arts culture too, you say? Definitely someplace I’d love to visit, or live :)

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Jay Schryer, It’s a great place to visit, and a friend of mine lives there. She loves it, too. Who doesn’t love going to the beach anytime you want.

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  4. David says:

    Nice pictures of the beach and surrounding area. Laguna Beach’s arts, artists, and art galleries are only equaled by its physical beauty.

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @David, I totally agree. The next time I go there, I’ll be focusing on the artist community. It’s a great place.

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  6. Jannie Funster says:

    I was there with Jim and Kelly 4 years ago. Everything about Laguna thrills me. And the photo shows it just as I remember it, except there were only 6 surfboards in a row back then.
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Jannie Funster, LOL………..I hope the other pictures on the map brought back memories for you. :)

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  7. Laguna Beach Handyman says:

    I love everything there is about Laguna Beach. I stumbled your site through reading up on Laguna Beach stuff. Have you ever considered more images to your blog it will improve it a lot . I find it easier to read articles with some illustrations followed. Keep up the blogging! I’ll check back soon!

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