Destination guide

Natural splendor at Laguna Beach vacation home rentals

It's not just the people in Laguna Beach who are pretty much as beautiful as they come—even the place itself is a looker. In fact, Laguna Beach is so easy on the eye that it's been attracting artists for the better part of a century. Apart from the creative set, it's the surfing that really puts this place on the map, though a Laguna Beach vacation rental is about much more than surfboards and paint palettes. Take a whale-watching trip, set out on a biking excursion into the San Joaquin Hills, or just enjoy good food and good times with good friends.

Things to do

Attractions near vacation homes in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is famous for its long-standing art community, and if you're looking to get your own creative juices flowing during your Laguna Beach vacation rental, you'll want to start with the Laguna Art Museum. One of the oldest galleries in the area, it's located down by the oceanfront, and focuses on Californian art. To continue your culture trip, you could take in a show at the Laguna Playhouse, or if you're more into marine matters, how about visiting the Pacific Marine Mammal Center? They rehabilitate stranded seals and cetaceans, before plopping them back in the Pacific.

Activities

Activities near your Laguna Beach summer rental

With more than 20 beaches and coves along this stretch of coast, a Laguna Beach vacation rental isn't going to leave you short of somewhere to sun yourself. Surfing is HUGE round here, so bring your board or rent one if you're into the big waves. Dry off with a bit of hiking in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, saddle up your mountain bike and hit the nearby San Joaquin Hills, or take a boat trip in search of Moby Dick. There's a great festival scene in Laguna Beach, and while art events tend to take center stage, music's big here too.

Weather

Best time to travel to Laguna Beach vacation homes

Want the good news or the bad news first? Well, the good news is that there is no bad news—Laguna Beach has the kind of gorgeous year-round climate that other beach resorts can only dream of. Whatever the season, you can pretty much guarantee there'll be a decent amount of sunshine, and precious little rain to wash the fun away. If you're in town for the surf, then the best swell conditions tend to be in the summer months between June and October, and you might even catch the Brooks Street Surfing Classic, a legendary competition for local surfers.

Natural features

The city that doesn't do anything by halves

Laguna Beach doesn't believe in compromise. Either you're on sandy beaches, or you're in spectacular hills, and there's not much in the middle. When they're done surfing and sunbathing on the beaches, many visitors make for Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Covering 7,000 acres, it's up in the San Joaquin Hills, and features plenty of lakes and coastal canyons. And it's not just the stuff above the waterline that gets looked after round here. Offshore there's more than 7 miles of protected marine reserve, with a thriving population of seals, dolphins, and even migrant whales.

Beaches

Best beaches near Laguna Beach vacation homes

The beaches of Laguna Beach are one of its biggest attractions. Vacation homes are close to places like Heisler Park, a beach area with artsy park benches, sculptures, and tide pools, and Victoria Beach, a white-sand beach with mansions and an iconic castle-inspired tower against the cliffs. You'll also like Main Beach, a popular beach with a historic lifeguard tower and volleyball courts.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Laguna Beach

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 24.8 mi (40 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Laguna Beach vacation homes

Laguna Beach is a prime location for a couple’s getaway. Vacation rentals can be found near romantic places like Top of the World, a popular locale for hiking and biking near mountain and ocean scenery, and Crescent Bay Point Park, a green space on a bluff with panoramic views of the ocean and tide pools. You'll also like Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, a wildlife sanctuary on sprawling acreage with rolling hills and trails through woodlands.

Where to stay around Laguna Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,360 vacation rentals near Laguna Beach. From 1,190 Houses to 751 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Laguna Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Laguna Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Laguna Beach:

  • South Laguna: 58 vacation rentals
  • Victoria Beach: 1,133 vacation rentals
  • Blue Lagoon: 44 vacation rentals
  • Woods Cove: 113 vacation rentals
  • Three Arch Bay: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Laguna Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Laguna Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Laguna Playhouse: 3,002 vacation rentals
  • Moss Point Beach: 2,766 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Bay Point Park: 3,072 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center: 3,138 vacation rentals
  • Diver's Cove: 3,014 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Laguna Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Laguna Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,190 Houses in Laguna Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Laguna Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 751 rentals available
  • Villas: 102 rentals available
  • Cottages: 114 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Laguna Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 617 vacation rentals with pool available in Laguna Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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