Laguna Beach Named One of Happiest U.S. Seaside Cities

Laguna Beach in Southern California was recently named one of the 15 Happiest Seaside Cities in the U.S. by MSN Real Estate. MSN evaluated the cities for their livability, but a city that’s nice to live in makes an equally delightful vacation spot — and Laguna Beach is both.

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Founded as an artists’ colony and later discovered by California’s surf culture, Laguna Beach hasn’t lost its creative ambience or its funky vibe, despite an influx of high-profile luxury developments. Funky artist studios and myriad galleries still dot the seaside resort’s quaint walkable downtown area. Rubbing shoulders with art studios and galleries, Laguna Beach vacationers will find charming boutiques, eclectic gift shops, designer shops and a delicious array of restaurants to sample.

Laguna Beach’s seven miles of dramatic coastline invite bikers, hikers, kayakers and surfers to explore pristine beaches, secluded coves and fascinating tidal pools. Shadowy canyons and protected wilderness areas offer vacationers a choice of high-octane adventure sports or quiet contemplation as you hike or ride horses across the high chaparral. Golfers will find challenge in Laguna’s championship courses, and world-class spas await to relax away the kinks from all that healthy exercise!

Unlike many other seaside towns, Laguna Beach has kept The Golden State’s inevitable commercialization from cluttering the beachfront. Residents and vacationers enjoy unprecedented public access to some of the most beautiful sandy beaches and quiet unspoiled coves on the Southern California coast. Strict building codes mean that most Laguna Beach luxury vacation rentals offer either stunning views of the mountains at the town’s back or sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean at its feet – and sometimes both!

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