The only place you can roast hot dogs and make s'mores at a fire pit in Laguna is at Aliso Beach. For parking, history, surf report and more on this beach, go to AlisoBeach.com.
Summer is almost here, so that means it is time to start thinking about how to get in, out, and around Laguna Beach with all our traffic and parking issues. My first suggestion would be to go to www.LagunaBeachCity.net and search for "Parking".
- Be patient and just smile while driving 1 MPH
- Park far and enjoy the walk to your destination
- Have a game plan before you come to town
- Park between the lines; tires cannot be touching lines
- Don't be one minute late putting change in meters
Enjoy the journey, and the destination!
On my Laguna Beach Walks tour, almost everyone asks about where to park. This parking structure is 2 stories and it is right behind Nick's restaurant, Tommy Bahamas and Gelato Paradiso. You can access it from Glenneyre St. which runs parallel to PCH. This lot only takes credit cards and dollars (no quarters).
Have you signed up for the Laguna Beach Walks walking tour and are a little worried about finding parking when you arrive in town? Laguna Beach has a reputation of slim pickings when it comes to good parking spots in the congested Main Beach area. Here are a few ideas for
#1 - Free Parking: If you want free parking, you can find some in the residential neighborhoods. Drive north of Main Beach to Aster St. and beyond, you will find the
meters end half-way up the block. You will be able to walk to Heisler Park, Laguna Art Museum, then downtown. If you go south of Main Beach, there is free parking several blocks inland. Just have in your mind you will park far and enjoy walking through some
cute cottagy (yes, that’s a word, I Googled it!) neighborhoods to get to the restaurants and shops.
#2 – Metered Parking: If you find a spot in metered parking, you should also go buy a lottery ticket because it is your lucky day! The meters cost $1-$2 per hour, depending on the location. Some meters thankfully accept credit cards. Just remember to park in
between the lines (if your tire is on the line…that means a ticket!) and don’t even be a minute late letting your time run out (that means a ticket!).
#3 – Daily Parking Lots: If I were you, I would forgo your Starbucks coffee for the week, save that money, and use
it at an all-day parking lot. Google, “Laguna Beach Downtown Parking Guide”for all the lots in
town. In the summer, you can take the free trolley to your desired destination once you ditch your car.
Hope that helps and looking forward to seeing you on a Laguna Beach Walks walking tour!
More pictures are on Laguna Beach Walks Instagram