Two paddle boarders in Laguna Beach

Unleashing Your Creativity in Laguna Beach

Have you ever dreamt of being a cooking extraordinaire or being able to catch a wave and embrace the surf culture of southern California!

Maybe it’s perfecting the ultimate charcuterie board or spinning your very own set of ceramic mugs! Laguna Beach not only welcomes, but encourages everyone to try something new, no matter your age, stage of life, if you’re visiting or have lived here your whole life!  Take a look at the all the opportunities Laguna Beach has to offer and choose one, or two, or three to go for! We promise you won’t regret it!

Paddleboard & Surf Lesson

For the adrenaline junky looking for adventure, check out La Vida Laguna and Laguna Ethos! Both locally owned companies offer a variety of adventures, from surf lessons, paddleboarding, kayaking, guided canyon hikes, and so much more!


Cooking Class & Tea Tasting

Tea & Turmeric is one of Southern California’s only loose leaf tea shops and makes for the ultimate sensory experience! The shop is owned by two local sisters who have single handedly developed a line of gourmet, high quality spices and teas! Sign up for a tea tasting and discover all the health benefits and joys tea can bring or drop in for a cooking course to learn an Indian inspired dish that has been passed down from generation to generation!


Sound Bath 

Let yourself indulge in a relaxing sound bath at one of Laguna’s gorgeous studios, Merkababe Designs! Owner Carly, hosts monthly events where guests can experience the vibrations and healing abilities of sound and crystals. Let yourself lay down, relax and breathe! She also offers beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, a variety of crystals and energy work sessions to help you feel your best. This is truly a divine experience in Laguna Beach and is nothing short of magical! Check out Merkababe’s Secret Garden Day Retreat coming up as well!


Art Classes

Learn from a Laguna Beach local artist at one of Sawdust’s Art Classes! With a variety of different mediums, classes are held on the Festival grounds during off-season allowing guests to experience the magic of Sawdust, while learning hands on. All materials are provided in the cost of signing up for class and absolutely no experience is necessary! You can also check out LOCA Arts Education to enjoy an art experience at the beach on your own schedule, from mint tin painting, plein air, pastels and so much more!


Ceramics

ARTime Barro is a great option for those wanting to experience pottery and ceramics for the first time or anyone who is looking to get back into it! Come solo, with friends, or family and learn the basics of creating pottery pieces on a table and wheel from an instructor. Check out all the events and classes ARTime barro has to offer in their charming studio! 


Seasonal Classes

Take a look at some of our local shops that offer seasonal experiences and workshops. The Salt Horse is a locally owned specialty grocery store with a curated collection of sustainably sourced goods. Owner, Samantha, hosts seasonal workshops on anything from floral arrangements to mastering a grazing board! Laguna Beach’s very own Bluebird Canyon Farms is a family owned and operated farm in the hillside. They offer farm to table courses, seed to plant workshops, herbal and medicinal courses, and many more unique offerings.

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Alex Stall

Marketing & Destination Services Coordinator

Alex graduated from Boise State University in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Studies. She has applied her love for the environment, ocean and creativity in her role as the Social Media and Destination Services Coordinator at Visit Laguna Beach. Growing up as a passionate beach goer in Orange County has made it easy to share Laguna Beach and all the beauty it has to offer.  When not working, she is out looking for new coffee shops or planning her next traveling adventure, hence why the tourism industry is suitable for her!

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