History & Culture

For some of us, half the fun of traveling is exploring and learning all about where we are. With its fascinating history and extensive cultural opportunities, Laguna Beach provides its visitors with plenty to discover and enjoy.

Heritage Walks and Tours

Take delight in Laguna’s charming, eclectic neighborhoods on a self-guided tour of the bungalows and cottages of Laguna’s past. Maps and brochures are available at the Concierge Desk.

Laguna College of Art & Design

An accredited, degree-granting, four-year college of art and design with excellent facilities and resources. Exhibitions are featured in two galleries and a variety of non-credited classes are available to the public throughout the year.

City of Laguna Beach Public Art

Discover the breadth of sculptures installed by the Laguna Beach Arts Commission. A brochure identifying 28 displays of public art is available at the Concierge Desk.

Laguna Art Museum

As the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, Laguna Art Museum is an American art museum with a focus on the art of California. It promotes the role of art and artists in American culture through collection, exhibition, research and instruction.

Laguna Playhouse

This award-winning, critically acclaimed professional theater company, the West Coast’s oldest, offers a year-round performance schedule in the beautiful Moulton Theatre.

Orange County Performing Arts Center

The Orange County Performing Arts Center is committed to bringing you the finest performers the arts world has to offer. Whether you experience a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, a world-class dance performance in Segerstrom Hall, or one of the fabulous cabaret, jazz or concert acts in Founders Hall (fast becoming one of the hottest nightspots in Orange County), you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.

Pacific Symphony

The Pacific Symphony is fast becoming acknowledged as an ensemble with a national reputation for both exciting performances of the great symphonic repertoire and bold, innovative projects which keep concerts exciting and fresh.

Irvine Museum

Dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist period (1890-1930), the Irvine Museum seeks to promote and educate its visitors about this beautiful and important regional variant of American Impressionism.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

The historic town of San Juan Capistrano was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1776. The seventh of 21 Spanish missions, Mission San Capistrano is a place of peace and unsurpassed beauty.