DIY Gallery Walk
Laguna has three distinct gallery districts: Gallery Row, along the 300 to 500 blocks of N Coast Hwy; in downtown’s village, along Forest Ave and Pacific Coast Hwy; and further south on S Coast Hwy between Oak St and Bluebird Canyon Dr. Pick up an art-walk map at the visitor center or download the Visit Laguna Beach app (www.visitlagunabeach.com/app).
Northern Laguna Beach
North of downtown Laguna, off Cliff Dr north of Heisler Park, Shaw’s Cove provides the best tide pooling around. Volunteers are often on duty to answer questions and give you tide pooling tips. Further on, Crescent Bay has big hollow waves good for bodysurfing, but parking is difficult; try the bluffs atop the beach; the views here are reminiscent of Italy's Amalfi Coast.