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Ideal Laguna Beach Summer

Cloudless blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and miles of pristine coastline—Laguna Beach is the ultimate summer destination. This artsy, idyllic vacation spot offers countless things to do during summertime, including the highly acclaimed event, the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts.

Top 5 Summer 2018 Events

  • Pageant of the Masters

    July 7 – September 1, 2018, Nightly, 8:30 PM
    This was voted one of the top 3 festivals in the nation. Experience the thrill in watching magical masterpieces brilliantly come to life in a beautiful open-air amphitheater. Don’t miss it. 
  • Sawdust Art Festival

    June 29 – September 2, 2018, Open Daily
    This is among the favorite things to do in Laguna Beach. Each summer, 200 of the most talented resident artists showcase arts & crafts in an outdoor, fairytale-land of eucalyptus-lined, funky booths, designed from scratch by each artist. Classes available. Live music.
  • Art-A-Fair

    June 29 – September 2, 2018, Open DailyCome for the live music and delight in watching artists at work—125 of them at this festival—or join an art workshop. Luxury home design featured.
  • The Festival of Arts

    July 5 – September 1, 2018
    This is an outdoor fine art exhibition with award-winning local artists. The event features jazz concerts, guided tours, and chocolate with wine pairings.
  • Wine and Painting Nights

    July 5 – September 1, 2018; 8:30 PM: Reservation suggested
    Speaking of wine, why not grab a glass and a class? Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this fun workshop is step-by-step, and you can take home your work of art.

Complete Retreat

Complete Retreat

Step away from your daily routine with this comprehensive package including parking, breakfast and more totaling $265 in savings.
Things to Do in Laguna Beach
July 12 – August 30, 2018; Thursdays 5:30
Sample wines with delectable confections, plus bring a picnic and get serenaded under the stars with groovy jazz and Laguna Beach’s majestic sunset.
July 5 – September 1, 2018; Fridays, 5:30 PM
Dig live, outdoor performances in this new music series from some of the most incredible background singers, showcased.
  • Surf’s Up:
Try skin boarding, which was invented here. There’s also kayaking, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. 
  • Browse Boutiques:
Find elegant or beach-trendy attire, plus eclectic, artisan items.
Things to Do in Dana Point
This summer, relax and luxuriate at our Dana Point oceanfront resort. Hear the waves crash melodically in the background and enjoy unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point offers a wide variety of things to do for families, couples, adventure-seekers, and sports enthusiasts.
More Activities and Things to Do in Dana Point
  • Relax on a sunset wine cruise aboard a 63’ luxury catamaran, from Dana Wharf.
  • Take a whale and dolphin tour.
  • Hike the walking trails at gorgeous Heisler Park.
  • Marvel at the incredible tide pools.
  • Bike at Doheny beach and ride around the lovely harbor.
  • Sip vino on a local wine tour, sampling from Rancho Capistrano Winery and Laguna Canyon, among others.   

Additional Questions

For insider tips and tricks when planning your next getaway, contact a Resort Experience Planner at 949-234-3900
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