Things To Do In Laguna Beach:
All sorts of fun Laguna Beach Activities!

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Laguna Beach, you’ve found them! Laguna Beach is overflowing with amazing things to do! When people ask "what do you want to do" it’s not from a lack of choices, it’s usually because there are so many GREAT choices, that it’s hard to choose just one!

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Pacific Marine Mammal

Pacific Marine Mammal Center Laguna Beach sea lions, Things To Do In Laguna Beach
(photo courtesy of PMMC)
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates seal and sea lions to eventually be released into the wild. You can visit their facility every day from 10am-4pm. Admission is free, donations are encouraged! Find out more at Pacific Marine Mammal Center. This has always been one of my personal favorite things to do in Laguna Beach!

Bob Barker donates $250,000 to help repair the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Hortense Miller Garden

Visit the beautiful Hortense Miller Garden, tucked away in the private community of Allview Terrace. Tours are available Tues – Sat (9:45am to noon.) Visitors must make a reservation to visit (949) 497-0716. Admission is free, donations are encouraged! Find out more at Hortense Miller Gardens. Hortense Miller Gardens, things to do in Laguna Beach
(courtesy of H.Miller Garden)

Find out about: Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Heisler Park
Gather the kids and enjoy this annual celebration of American Independence in the beautiful setting of Heisler Park in Laguna Beach

Find out about: Fête de la Musique
Enjoy this free celebration of music which occurs in downtown Laguna Beach with the opening and closing ceremonies at Main Beach in Laguna Beach on June 18th, 2011

Play in a Laguna Beach Park
(Free things to do in Laguna Beach)

Top of the World Park, Things To Do In Laguna Beach
(Top of the World Park)
The city of Laguna Beach is dotted with fantastic parks. Each Laguna Beach park is different, but if you’re entertaining the kids, and lookinf for free things to do in Laguna Beach, many of Laguna’s parks have playgrounds, sports fields, sports courts- and virtually every Laguna Beach park comes with an incredible view.

* Bluebird Park – the historic rocket ship, children’s playground, and the FREE Music in the Park Summer Concert series
* Crescent Bay Park – grassy area, incredible shoreline views
* Dog Park – take your furry friend to the "bark park"
* Heisler Park – grassy areas, beach access, picnic tables, lawnbowling club
* Main Beach Playground – grassy area, children’s playground, volleyball courts, basketball courts, chess table
* Treasure Island – beautifully manicured lawns, beach access, picnic tables, and benches

Spend the Day at the Beach

Perhaps the most popular on the "Free Things To Do In Laguna Beach List" is spend a day at one of the countless sunny beaches! The natural rock formations and conditions are different at every beach, which makes each location perfect for a different kind of activity. Main Beach, Things To Do In Laguna Beach
photo courtesy of Robert Pitt

Rockpile surf, Things To Do In Laguna Beach
photo courtesy of Robert Pitt
Some beaches have great tidepools, others are more sheltered and perfect for snorkeling or diving, and some beaches have a shorebreak which is ideal for skimboarding. Then again, you might want to just sit out an tan in the sun! Check out all of the Laguna Beach beaches so you know which one to go to for your desired activity!

Take a Hike Overlooking the Stunning Coastal Views
Most people never realize that weaved in the heart of Orange County’s developed, urban metropolis are numerous wilderness parks and hiking trails, just waiting to be discovered. Find the perfect Laguna Beach hiking trail for your group and go exploring!

Active Things To Do In Laguna Beach

If you’re idea of fun involves a little bit more physical activity, you’d probably enjoy some Laguna Beach sports. First on the "active list" of things to do in Laguna Beach, is ANY sport that has to do with water: surfing, kayaking, etc. But you can also find golf courses, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis, baseball fields, and cycling. Whatever your favorite Laguna Beach sport is- you’re sure to find locations with great views to enjoy your workout!

La Vida Laguna rents and provides tours for kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddle, or biking in Laguna Beach.

Explore Downtown Laguna Beach Stores, Shops, and Galleries
Many people’s favorite Laguna Beach activity is simply wandering through stores in the Downtown District. With so many different incredible and eclectic boutiques to explore, this has always offered some fun for everyone. If you’re looking for specific shops that you'll want to visit- you can find them at our Laguna Beach Shops page.

Even More Things To Do In Laguna Beach

Some things to do in Laguna Beach are going to cost you a little money, so if you don't mind paying a little for the experience, here are a few more ideas for some Laguna Beach activities!

Explore the Museum
The Laguna Art Museum has both permanent and rotating exhibits to inspire your creativity. Regular hours are from 11am-5pm (plus extended summer hours.) Admission is $15 (Student, Senior, Military $12 and children under 12 are free.) Find out more about the Laguna Art Museum.

Rent a Scooter
Feel the wind blow through your hair and watch the coast zip by as you rent a moped! Beach City Mopeds in Laguna Canyon offers scooter rentals starting at $12.

Go Mountain Biking
If you like more adventurous things to do in Laguna Beach, you can rent a mountain bike at either Rainbow Bicycles (in North Laguna) or Laguna Beach Cyclery (a little closer to South Laguna) and blaze the trails. Either shop will get you fully equipped to take on the rugged Laguna Beach Trails.

Take a Swing at the Batting Cages
You’re never too old to head out to the batting cages! Dust off the old bat and head to Batting Cages.

Go Fly a Kite
In the category of "inexpensive things to do in Laguna Beach", you can always include flying kites. Most people don't normally think of kite-flying as a Laguna Beach activity, but with the great ocean breezes and wide open beach areas, just about anyone can get a kite soaring with ease! You can purchase a kite at Main Beach Toys right next to Main Beach!

Regardless of what Laguna Beach activity you choose to do- Laguna Beach park, Laguna Beach sports, shops, museums, or whatever… you’re going to have a great time! If you’ve found other things to do in Laguna Beach that aren’t on this list! Let me know in the form below & and I’ll get them added!

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