Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Laguna Beach?

A: Laguna Beach is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and along the southern coast of Orange County. Laguna Beach is primarily served by John Wayne Airport Orange County Airport located just 20 minutes away. 

Q: What are the closest airports to Laguna Beach?

A: There are five airports located in or just outside of Orange County.

John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) - 16 miles to Laguna Beach
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 54 miles to Laguna Beach
Ontario International Airport (ONT) - 53 miles to Laguna Beach
Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 35 miles to Laguna Beach
San Diego International Airport (SAN) - 75 miles to Laguna Beach

Q: How much time do I need to allow for the security checkpoint at the airport?

A: You can check airport security checkpoint wait times before you leave at

Q: What is the sales tax in Orange County?

A: 8%

Q: Does Laguna Beach have a convention or conference center?

A:  No, Laguna Beach does not have a convention center, but our conference hotels and various meeting venues offer flexible meetings space with over 120,000 square feet citywide available for your group meeting needs. 

Q: What is the typical weather like in Laguna Beach?

A:  Located on the Southern California coastline in Orange County, our typical weather is sunny, dry and cool with summer temperatures rarely exceeding 85° F (29° C), while daytime winter temperatures rarely fall below 60° F (4° C), making us the ideal Southern California experience.

Q: I need help booking a hotel; however, I would prefer to talk to a reservation agent on the phone, who do I call?

A: For concierge assistance call: 949-497-9229 or 800-877-1115 

Q: Where can I find dog friendly hotels in Laguna Beach?

A: View a list of accommodation features and amenities, click on the 'Dog Friendly' category to view all dog friendly lodging properties.

Q:  How can Visit Laguna Beach help me?

A:  We are a complimentary local resource with knowledge on all things Laguna Beach. 

We offer:

  • A daily operating, Official Visitors Center at 381 Forest Avenue, open daily from 10am-5pm.
  • Concierge-assisted hotel bookings
  • An interactive self-serve kiosk
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • Collateral materials
  • Itinerary planning
  • Convenient RFP distribution to Laguna Beach hotels and meeting venues
  • Site inspection coordination
  • One-stop shop for all your planning needs

Q: Where can I find information on relocating to Orange County?

A: Orange County is comprised of 34 cities. To learn more about the cities of Orange County, go to Orange County Government Online or the Orange County Business Council business and career relocation resources.

Q: What banks do you have in Laguna Beach?

A:  For a list of banks, ATMs and currency exchange centers, please visit our website here.

If we didn't answer your question above, please contact us.

Check out the 2018 Official Laguna Beach Visitors Guide and start planning your trip today!

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