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Laguna Beach, California, USA

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Laguna Beach Attractions

Everyone finds something they enjoy in Laguna Beach, whether it’s visiting a museum or spending the day at an art festival. 

California is known for its rich soil and excellent climate.  These two features combined have contributed to the growth of quality grapes resulting in the production of world class wines.  Among the most popular Laguna Beach attractions, tourists enjoy the Laguna Canyon Winery.  It has been around since 1994 when wine-makers begun bringing the best grapes from the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa Valley.  With these, they make outstanding wines, many of which have earned prestigious awards.  Visitors can enjoy an afternoon of sampling and buying at the Barrel Tasting Room. 

Travelers also enjoy the Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve.  It showcases a unique reserve for marine species and game fish.  It spans from the northern part of the beach to the Diver’s Cove.  It’s a paradise for divers. 

But if you wish to stay on terra firma, don’t miss the Hortense Miller Gardens.  They were open to the public in 1959 and house an interesting natural history and horticultural library.  There are 2.5 acres with more than 1,500 plant species.  It’s one of the top Laguna Beach attractions.

Locals and visitors from around the globe make a beeline for the Laguna Art Museum.  It’s the oldest cultural institution of the County.  It’s also the best place to view and learn everything about American and California art.

The Festival of Arts is an important event that takes place between July 5th and August 31st.  It showcases the work of more than 150 area artists in all disciplines including photography and sculpture.  There are special workshops, tours and events.  It’s a must see among Laguna Beach attractions. 

The Museum of the First People is another ideal venue to see.  It exhibits an outmost interesting collection of southern California Indian artifacts including tools, pottery, basketry and art. 

And for a world class experience, tourists can’t stay away from the Richard MacDonald Galleries.  The main focus of the displays is the array of bronze sculptures which are reminiscent of the craftsmanship from yesteryears.  The works of Richard MacDonald can be appreciated in galleries and museums throughout the globe.  They’re among the most visited Laguna Beach attractions.

The Diane Nelson Fine Art Gallery has everyone talking.  It not only showcases painting and sculpture but works in many other mediums of art.  You’ll find that the layout, skylights and special lighting make it even more enjoyable for browsing through the displays. 

If at all possible make time to see the Endangered Planet.  This unusual Laguna Beach establishment focuses on raising concerns about conservation.  If there’s one thing you’ll learn here is that they want to ensure the survival of the arts. 

But if you’re looking for legendary masterpieces the Fingerhut Gallery exhibits paintings by Rembrandt and Chagall.  Recent shows featured the works of Picasso, Matisse and Miro.  Connoisseurs agree that this is one of the best Laguna Beach attractions.

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