Looking to visit the Laguna Beach area this winter? Be sure to take along plenty of warm, rain-repellent clothes and be prepared for the nights to be chilly!
Throughout the year, Laguna Beach, California, features a temperate climate averaging in the low 70s. Laguna Beach is situated on California's southern coast, in Orange County, southeast of L.A. The month of February in Laguna Beach is considered to be winter time, and is one of the coldest and rainiest times of the year.
According to the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau, January, February and March are Laguna Beach's winter months, receiving an average rainfall of about 2.5 inches per month. However, temperatures normally do not go below 64 degrees during the day. Laguna Beach's night time temperatures drop to around 45 degrees in February. Winter weather in Laguna Beach is fairly mild and residents do not experience any extreme hot or cold temperature fluctuations.
If you're planning a trip to the Laguna Beach area in winter, it would be wise to pack a few extra light sweaters and long pants in addition to your normal wardrobe. Since Laguna Beach is on the Pacific Coast, winds can blow in from the ocean and make the breezes somewhat chilly. Combine that with a bit of rain or coastal mist, and you'll definitely want to wear a hooded jacket, sweater or sweatshirt when you're outside. A good pair of walking shoes with non-slip soles would be beneficial as well such as tennis shoes, crocs or another type of comfortable, waterproof shoe. Umbrellas are not really a necessity during this time of year.
Even though February is winter time in Laguna Beach, there are still a number of outdoor activities available to visitors. Laguna Canyon Winery (lagunacanyonwinery.com) offers weekly wine tasting opportunities in both downtown Laguna Beach or at their winery a few miles to the east in Laguna Canyon. Laguna Beach's Farmers Market (orange.cfbf.com) is open every Saturday throughout the year as well featuring farm-fresh produce, seafood and wines. Visitors can take free yoga classes that are available at Laguna Beach parks and on its beaches. If you're a sports enthusiast, you can also try your hand at pier fishing or windsailing, and Laguna Beach is famous for its surfing. Just make sure to wear a wetsuit.
Laguna Beach is also home to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (pacificmmc.org), a rescue and rehabilitation center for marine mammals. It is a free attraction located next to Laguna Beach's dog park and is open to the public daily. If you're an arts enthusiast, Laguna Beach features the Laguna Beach Art Museum (lagunaartmuseum.org) and The Laguna Playhouse (lagunaplayhouse.com) performing arts theater, where new artwork and plays are showcased monthly.
Restaurants and Bars
Laguna Beach offers a diverse collection of eateries that include seafood restaurants, Mexican cantinas, sushi bars and gluten-free dining options. Laguna Beach's nightlife is quite extensive as well, featuring lounge bars with live jazz music, DJ'ed nightclubs, bars with a culinary happy hour, and Italian and Royal Hawaiian night celebrations.