Don’t be fooled by the breezy, laidback, sandy beaches that stretch along the shores of Laguna Beach. This more-than-a-beach-town town is alive with culture and has a diverse events calendar that proves it. Festivals, shows, events, workshops and concerts are enjoyed throughout the year. If you visit in October you can witness the Plein-Air Painting Invitational which presents a weeklong landscape painting festival focusing on the community, environment and art education. Take in a show at the Laguna Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating theatre on the West Coast. The best part about Laguna Beach is that even with its diverse menu of cultural experiences, those breezy, laidback, sandy beaches are always available for a stroll.