6 Unforgettable Laguna Beach Tours
Laguna Beach just seems to have it all, boasting a rich architectural, cultural and natural beauty unlike anywhere else in Southern California. If you want to truly discover why this coastal gem is so special, there are a variety of amazing Laguna Beach tours to consider and there are many options both for individuals and groups.
High Sea Adventures
For individuals, couples and very small groups, you might opt for kayak or paddleboard tours where you can view stunning Laguna Beach from a unique vantage point. It’s an easy paddle along some of the most scenic coastline in California, including rocky outcroppings and hidden coves that dot the shore. You also encounter magnificent kelp beds, reefs and crystal-clear water in this protected 7-mile marine reserve.
Our La Vida Laguna kayak tours are ideal options for just about everyone – adults, kids, even grandparents. It’s the perfect multi-generational family activity. Ocean kayaking also is a stellar group activity or team-building activity because everyone can participate, and your group works together to move the flotilla silently across the sea. No prior experience is necessary. All you need to bring is a healthy love of nature and the ability to swim. Our expert guides will keep you safe and inform you of the local ecology.
Enjoy Some Local History
Getting wet not your thing? Other Laguna Beach tours include walking tours of the historic downtown and area neighborhoods. For instance, book our Counterculture Tour and you’ll learn about Laguna’s infamous past as the center of the 60’s counter-culture movement and the band of hippie outlaws who smuggled and sold pot and hashish, as well as manufacturing more than 100 million tabs of LSD. It might be hard to imagine, but it all happened right here in Laguna.
Our Art and Architecture walking tour takes a closer look at the original settlers of Laguna, primarily artists who came from Pasadena to paint in a landscape style known as plein air. They built summer bungalows in the California Craftsman tradition, many of which dot our neighborhoods, making Laguna one of the more historic towns in Orange County.
Biking & Hiking Adventures
La Vida Laguna also offers group bike tours, known as the “Back Roads Laguna Tour.” During a bike tour, your group will discover a side of Laguna you’d rarely see on the tourist track. This guided tour has been curated specially to showcase the most interesting scenic homes, neighborhoods, parks and view corridors.
With the fresh air, year-round sun and gentle ocean breeze, Laguna is a great place for a leisurely cycle. This tour keeps you off Pacific Coast Highway and travels on the safer back streets. Our guides provide knowledgeable information on Laguna’s points of interest and its colorful history of artists, musicians and actors.
Fancy a hike instead of a bike? We offer hikes for all skill levels. Laguna has 25,000 acres of protected open space, one of the last examples of coastal wilderness in Southern California. Come experience the coastal eco-system of sage scrub and chaparral. Smell the three varieties of sage that perfume this distinct corridor, irrigated by coastal fog. These safe varieties served as sustenance for the Native Americans who first inhabited the area.
Enjoy A Taste Of Laguna
Another popular Laguna Beach tour is our culinary walk through downtown, where you will experience tastings from some of Laguna’s most prominent restaurants. Laguna has a vibrant culinary scene, and this is an ideal way to experience a number of its finest restaurants in a single afternoon.
After you’ve taken one (or all) of these tours, we think you’ll agree that Laguna is a special place, whether you experience it by land, sea, or restaurant. At La Vida Laguna, we offer these aforementioned Laguna Beach tours as well as many other unique group experiences.
In addition to the Laguna Beach tours, we can provide your group with experiences such as outrigger canoe treks, group yoga, beach Olympics, treasure hunts, surf camp and much more. We specialize in creating adventures that support team building and mindfulness and can provide you with an unforgettable activity or tour whether you have a group of two or 22 or more. Give us a call today, tell us a little bit about your group and goals, and we’ll find an experience that perfectly matches your team.