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About Laguna Beach
Known as California's Riviera, Laguna Beach is one of the most incredibly breathtaking seaside resorts in the world. In this artists' colony you will find world-class art galleries, funky clothing boutiques and excellent restaurants as well as a beachfront basketball court and tide pools filled with interesting sea creatures.
Considered a serene hideaway for Hollywood's elite, like Humphry Bogart, John Barrymore and Errol Flynn, Laguna Beach quickly became the Get Away of choice in the 1920s. In the 1930s, a summer art festival was created in the hopes of drawing visitors who were coming to Los Angeles for the 1932 Olympics. One of the expositions for this festival turned into the beginning of what is now known as the Pageant of the Masters.
Laguna Beach's reputation as an artists' colony and resort town has been solidified and today sees anywhere from as many as 40,000 people on a summer weekend day to an annual number of about 3 milion tourists.
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