19 Stellar Spots In Laguna Beach For A Rad Road Trip

If you ask us, summer in SoCal isn't complete without at least one jaunt down south to Laguna — especially with Pageant of the Masters in full swing, right now. Because seriously, watching art come to life on stage with the sea breeze providing even more mise-en-scène is simply bliss.
Plus, there's a surprising wealth of nooks and crannies to explore in the small beach town — and since you typically only have a weekend to get into the groove — we're debriefing you on the sweet spots that will make your trip totally unforgettable. And don't worry, we doubt any of The Hills cast will make a cameo!
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For lack of a better phrase, this shop is out of this world. The homey atmosphere of 11th Moon makes customers feel as though they're shopping their BFF's closet. In addition to the two in-house labels (Faden von Mutter and VVS) this shop carries the latest and greatest from VPL, Rachel Comey, Organic by John Patrick, and many more.

11th Moon, 1259 South Coast Highway (at South Coast Highway); 949-715-3254.

Photographed by Hailley Howard
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Next time you're in dire need of a last-minute gift, swing by Areo for a non-cheesy card, plus little odds and ends that will fit in perfectly on any bookshelf.

Areo, 207 Ocean Avenue (near Broadway Street); 949-376-0535.

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Plant yourself on the patio at Nick's and take a bite of the best wedge salad in the world. We're obsessed with the fresh ingredients and copious amount of bacon! Plus, there's no corkage fee for the first two bottles of vino. Cheers!

Nick’s, 440 South Coast Highway (near Laguna Avenue); 949-376-8595.

Other Notables:
Taco Loco, 640 South Coast Highway (between Legion and Cleo streets); 949-497-1635.

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Everyone should own one of Kerry Cassill's duvets from Lala. The lightweight bedding is ideal for hot, summer nights, and you can imagine how cozy the sundresses are. In a word: Heaven.

Lala, 1145 South Coast Highway (between Oak and Brooks streets); 949-497-4422.

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Not exactly a hardware store like the name suggests, Laguna Supply will equip you with the nuts and bolts of a killer wardrobe. From Isabel Marant to Rag & Bone, the essentials are all there!

Laguna Supply, 210 Beach Street (near Ocean Avenue); 949-497-8850.

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Come for the happy hour deals, stay for the view at The Rooftop Lounge at Casa Del Camino. The romantic vibe is great for date nights — and you can't beat the tapas-style menu.

La Casa del Camino, 1289 South Coast Highway (at Cress Street); 949-49702446.

Other Notables:
The Deck, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane (near Cleo Street); 949-494-6700.

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From piano shawls to cowboy boots, this vintage store is a treasure trove of goodies. No need to spend a ton of time sifting through racks of clothing at Macalistaire, every item from this carefully curated shop is tops!

Macalistaire, 1850 South Coast Highway (at South Coast Highway); 949-497-9080.

Photographed by Hailley Howard
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See art like never before at the Pageant of the Masters where real people pose to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. It's a bit bizarre, but always worth a visit.

Pageant of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Road (at Laguna Canyon Road); 949-497-6582.

Other Notables:
Top of the World Park, 21601 Treetop Lane (at Shady Lane); no phone.

Photographed by Hailley Howard
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Since 2001 Fetneh Blake has been known for introducing the SoCal community to up-and-coming designers from around the globe. Displayed like works of art, items from Rick Owens and Olivier Theyskens line the minimalist walls.

Fetneh Blake, 1476 South Coast Highway (near Calliope Street); 949-494-3787.

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It's rare to walk out of shop with a pair of sweats in one hand, and a gown in the other. But, somehow H. manages to carry the best mix of high and low we've ever laid eyes on. Plus, feel free to bring your beau along. There's a fully stocked side for the gents!

H., 1045 South Coast Highway (Near Anita Street); 949-793-4039.

Photographed by Hailley Howard
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From photographs to pastels, Joanne Artman Gallery is the space to discover the finest modern art in this neck of the woods. Hurry and take a peek at the latest exhibit, Fairy Tales & Monsters, before it closes on June 30.

Joanne Artman Gallery, 326 North Coast Highway (near Laguna Avenue); 949-510-5481.

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With grapes sourced from Napa and Sonoma Valley, Laguna Canyon Winery is the local go-to for full-bodied reds and bubbly whites. Sign up for a tasting and we predict your palette will thank you!

Laguna Canyon Winery, 2133 Laguna Canyon Road (at Laguna Canyon Road); 949-715-9463.

Other Notables:
180BLŨ at the Ritz-Carlton, One Ritz-Carlton Drive (near PCH); 949-240-2000.

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Not only is Madison Square Garden and Cafe dog-friendly, but the huevos rancheros with avocado salsa are some of the yummiest we've ever tasted. (And we consider ourselves connoisseurs of the dish!)

Madison Square and Garden Cafe, 320 North Coast Highway (near Aster Street); 949-494-0137.

Other Notables:
K'Ya Bistro, 1289 South Coast Highway (at Cress Street); 949-49702446.

Photographed by Hailley Howard
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A.K.A. "The Dirty Bird," Sandpiper Lounge may be as old as the town itself! This dive bar is a must-hit for the late-night, live performances.

The Sandpiper Lounge, 1183 South Coast Highway (at Brooks Street); 949-494-4694.

Photographed by Hailley Howard
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