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Laguna Beach Wins 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Beaches Award

Published: 02/20/2013

(Laguna Beach, CA) -- Laguna Beach was recognized as a recipient of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice┬« Beaches awards.

The Travelers' Choice Beaches awards honor top beach spots around the world, based entirely on the reviews and opinions from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. In total, 276 winning beaches were named across Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, the U.S. and more.                                    

"The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau Board of Directors and staff are delighted to have Laguna Beach recognized as one of the top ten U.S. Beaches Travelers' Choice award winners," said Karyn Philippsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bureau.

"Sharing the story with the world as to how special Laguna Beach really is and having the visitors' recognition in this way compliments our community as a whole," stated Judy Bijlani, President/CEO of the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau.

"The Travelers' Choice Beaches winners have joined an elite list of destinations that are enjoyed and appreciated by a large community of travelers," said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. "This award is a great honor for the local tourism industry and reflects the destination's great charm and appeal."

The complete list of 2013 Travelers' Choice Beaches can be found at:

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About Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier coastal destination located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and along the southern coast of Orange County. Known as home to hundreds of local artists, and set amid 20,000 acres of wilderness, Laguna Beach is primarily served by Orange County Airport located just 20 minutes away. For general destination information, visit

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 60 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to Trip Advisor's millions of monthly visitors.

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