Visit Laguna Beach Blog http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/ Category - History Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:36:57 GMT LGBTQ Laguna: Food, Fun and Family in SoCal’s Original Gay Beach http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2017/9/LGBTQ-Laguna-Food-Fun-and-Family-in-SoCal-s-Original-Gay-Beach/162/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/LB-LGBT.jpg'/><br/>In the 1960s, Main Beach in Laguna Beach was not only a major tourist destination, but also known as the epicenter of the city's gay culture, which was home to two beachfront gay bars, Dante's and ... Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2017/9/LGBTQ-Laguna-Food-Fun-and-Family-in-SoCal-s-Original-Gay-Beach/162/ Laguna Beach's Hidden History: Rum Runners, Hidden Coves, and Bottles on the Beach http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2016/10/Laguna-Beach-s-Hidden-History-Rum-Runners-Hidden-Coves-and-Bottles-on-the-Beach/97/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/Prohibtion-sherrif-1-.jpg'/><br/>Have you heard of Anthony Cornero? If you lived in Laguna Beach during prohibition you would have recognized his name in a heartbeat—though he was even better known by the nicknames “Tony the Hat” or ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2016/10/Laguna-Beach-s-Hidden-History-Rum-Runners-Hidden-Coves-and-Bottles-on-the-Beach/97/ Have You Checked These Hidden Gems Off Your Laguna Beach Bucket List? http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2016/13/Have-You-Checked-These-Hidden-Gems-Off-Your-Laguna-Beach-Bucket-List-/128/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/Victoria-Tower-Landscape-1.jpg'/><br/>Like any city with a high volume of visitors, Laguna Beach has certain tried and true attractions. Spending a day on Main Beach, hiking through Laguna Canyon, and strolling the length of Heisler Park ... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2016/13/Have-You-Checked-These-Hidden-Gems-Off-Your-Laguna-Beach-Bucket-List-/128/ Laguna Beach's Second Oldest Bar Has Rocked For Ages http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2016/1/Laguna-Beach-s-Second-Oldest-Bar-Has-Rocked-For-Ages/126/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/Marine-Room_scale.jpg'/><br/>&nbsp;The Marine Room, Laguna Beach's second oldest bar is also the town’s hottest hangout for 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;What do you do when you’ve got a local landmark on your hands, when a place seems to be ... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2016/1/Laguna-Beach-s-Second-Oldest-Bar-Has-Rocked-For-Ages/126/ Laguna Beach's Hidden Histories: The Main Beach Lifeguard Tower http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/24/Laguna-Beach-s-Hidden-Histories-The-Main-Beach-Lifeguard-Tower/112/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/Resize-Assistant-11.jpeg'/><br/>IMAGINE IF YOU WILL, Laguna Beach as a mythical kingdom by the sea:&nbsp;&nbsp;The craggy outcroppings at “Rock Pile” would have ballads sung about them – stories of brave men and women who dared ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/24/Laguna-Beach-s-Hidden-Histories-The-Main-Beach-Lifeguard-Tower/112/ Skimboarding: Laguna’s Sport http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/11/Skimboarding-Laguna-s-Sport/103/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/skimboarding-2.jpg'/><br/>Have you spotted them, the wave hunters of Laguna Beach? They stand on the shore in packs, leaning their tanned frames against the shovel-shaped spears they call skimboards. Like any distinct tribe, ... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/11/Skimboarding-Laguna-s-Sport/103/ Laguna's Hidden History: The Fight for Laguna Canyon http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/26/Laguna-s-Hidden-History-The-Fight-for-Laguna-Canyon/88/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/SporlederArt-LB-Tourism-1.jpg'/><br/>A LARGE PART OF Laguna Beach’s unique charm can be explained with a few minutes spent on Google maps. Aerial views show a beachside town lacking major access points; an enclave located equidistant ... Tue, 26 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/26/Laguna-s-Hidden-History-The-Fight-for-Laguna-Canyon/88/ Laguna's Hidden History: The Trees of Forest Avenue http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/7/Laguna-s-Hidden-History-The-Trees-of-Forest-Avenue/75/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/P1000475.JPG'/><br/>When the first settlers came to Laguna Beach, life was anything but easy. The only fresh water ran in through a creek and was collected right where Laguna Canyon Road now meets Broadway. In order to ... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/7/Laguna-s-Hidden-History-The-Trees-of-Forest-Avenue/75/ Laguna's Hidden History: The Victoria Beach Pirate Tower http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/13/Laguna-s-Hidden-History-The-Victoria-Beach-Pirate-Tower/67/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/Laguna-Beach_-Victoria-Tower1.jpg'/><br/>IF YOU HAVE even an ounce of swashbuckling spirit, you can’t explore Laguna’s ever-eroding cliff sides and cavern-filled canyon trails without daydreaming of pirates. It’s easy to imagine an 18th ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2015/13/Laguna-s-Hidden-History-The-Victoria-Beach-Pirate-Tower/67/ The Greeter! http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2014/22/The-Greeter-/26/ <img src='http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/includes/content/images/media/Eiler-Larsen_crop.jpg'/><br/> When you are driving into Laguna Beach on PCH you may notice a statue of a man where Park Avenue and Forest Avenue intersect with PCH. Another statue welcomes you at The Old Pottery Place on PCH. ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.visitlagunabeach.com/blog/post/2014/22/The-Greeter-/26/