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Laguna Beach Historical Society
278 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Laguna Beach Historical Society is the non-profit authority on Laguna Beach history. The Society is headquarteredMore in the Muphy-Smith Bungalow, built in 1923. The building is open to the public at no cost but volunteers and donations are always appreciated. Donations can be money or historical items.
The Old Pottery Place
1200 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Although only established in 2006, this shopping center is steeped in Laguna Beach history. Built on land that wasMore originally occupied by The Pottery Shack where tourists and residents could find handmade pottery and collectibles. The Childs' family who were the original proprietors of the Pottery Shack decided to sell to Pier One Imports in 1972. Those plans didn't work out so the business and the property funneled back into private hands. The Pottery Shack acreage was then reinvented as a distinctive new shopping center, The Old Pottery Place. A piece of Laguna Beach commercial history is still alive and thriving with businesses in residence such as The Studio Arts Gallery, Sapphire Laguna, Sapphire Pantry, The Chocolate Soldier, Tootsies, Laguna Beach Books, and Blue-Eyed Girl.
Fong Imports
470 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Fong Imports was founded in 1955 and carries Asian décor with other collectables from countries around the world.More This esoteric shop is filled with jewelry, statues, kimonos, paintings, classic Chinese artifacts and a variety of other pieces for home decorating. Arthur and June Fong are the owners of this store and are very knowledgeable about Laguna Beach history and the history of the merchandise they carry. This friendly shop is happy to help customers with their selections and will special order items if needed. Fong Imports is located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach and just a short walk from the beach.
Penguin Cafe
981 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Penguin Café has been a landmark in Laguna Beach since 1943. This café serves breakfast and lunchMore with frosted malts, milkshakes and ice cream. The staff is very friendly and keeps the meals coming out of the kitchen as quickly as possible, helping surfers and beachgoers get a hearty meal without taking a large chunk of time.. Inside, you will still see the original Penguin décor and some classic photos of Laguna Beach's history.

Metered parking is on the street (quarters only), or free in the small lot behind the building.

Lumberyard
384 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Having taken over the space of the now defunct Cedar Creek Inn about two years ago, Lumberyard in Laguna Beach offers aMore vibrant atmosphere rich in history and delicious food and drinks. Its meat and poultry is all-natural and humanely raised and prepared without the use of trans fat. Located close to the art festivals, the restaurant is a great stop for cocktails and appetizers or dinner before or after a show. If patrons bring in a bottle of wine purchased at Laguna Beach Winery, they'll pay no corkage fee. Every year, Lumberyard bottles its own wine through Babcock Vineyards and a local artist designs each vintage's label. Happy Hour is weekdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch offers a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Have A Tiki Day
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Kari Adler is the owner and operator of this clothing store in the outdoor beach-side mall, Laguna Village Arts &More Flowers. A Tiki is a carved wooden or stone figure that is part of the history of the Polynesian people from the islands in the Pacific Ocean. The store carries shirts for men and women in a variety of colors and styles. Women's leggings, knit beanies and tote bags are also displayed at the front of the shop.
The Flower Stand
384 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Once a rolling cart and the only flower provider in Laguna Beach, The Flower Stand has been a part of the town's richMore history since 1980. From bright red and yellow sunflowers to exotic orchids and even succulents and ferns, the business offers a variety of flowers and ways to display them; wreaths, unique and modern arrangements and even potted plants are available. Stop by or visit the website to see the full range of products.