2nd Smallest Cathedral in the World
4 minute drive from the villa. St. Francis by the Sea was built with rubble from an earthquake.
8 minute drive from the villa. Heisler Park has spectacular views of the Laguna Beach coastline. Sit on the benches and enjoy the views!
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
9 minute drive from the villa. The PMMC takes in baby seals and sea lions from the coastline of Orange County. The public can visit these creatures.
Pageant of the Masters
7 minute drive from the villa. Volunteers recreate artwork.
A bunch of local personalities and artists decided it would be a good idea to put frames around their heads and march in an impromptu parade. That evolved into the Pageant of the Masters, which features a series of tableaux vivants or “living pictures” in which volunteers are completely still and create the illusion of both classical and contemporary 2D paintings.
Every night from July 8 to August 31, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. at the Irvine Bowl, located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, (800) 487-3378. Tickets are $20 to $70.
Sawdust Art Festival
9 minute drive from the villa. Local artisans make their own stuff.
From June 26 to August 30, 2015. Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy is on weekends from mid-November to mid-December. Classes are year-round. Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-3030. Ticket costs to the festival are $8.50 per person. Class prices vary.
The owner is an artist in the Sawdust Art Festival. All villa guests are invited for free – both summer & winter exhibitions.
6 minute drive from the villa. Back in the day, the Greeter survived a shipwreck and greeted everyone. Now there is a statue.