809 Laguna Playhouse Tips
Lots of restaurants nearby, we ate at the Lumberyard. Great food and ambiance.
Turn right (if coming from PCH) just before you reach the theater. Here you may have better luck in finding metered parking (up to 3 hrs) or at a smaller pay lot.
We dined at near-bt Brussels Bistro and found the French-influenced food very good and the owner attentive.
Parking at the theater is $10 but there is a public lot across the street that ranges fron free to affordable depending on what else is going on in Laguna. Read the small portable signs in the lot to know which area to park in.
Do not go to this theater. During the summer they hold events and close the parking lot for a festival next door. A walk of 3/4 miles may be necessary.
You can park in one of the shuttle lots and ride in free shuttle. There is cheap parking, but you have to look for it. Public lots are $5 for all day.
It's summer time in Laguna, leave earlier than you would normally. Traffic on Laguna Canyon and PCH is very heavy now.
Drive to the Festival parking lot on Hwy 133 and take one of the convenient free shuttle buses to the various art festivals, restaurants and theater, with return to lot, open until 11 pm.
The weather was balmy summer evening. I wore black jeans and orange and white striped long sleeve slipover shirt, carried a jacket which I never needed. .
Parking is challenging in Laguna Beach. Be sure to allow time for that and for the inevitable traffic one encounters driving up Laguna Canyon. If you don't you're likely to miss the beginning of the play. We parked on the street next to the Verizon store. There is also a lot directly across from the theater.
Arrive early to find summer time parking in Laguna. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy a little stroll to the theater.
Many people dressed attractively, and I so appreciate this. Observing people looking tasteful is more rewarding than looking at baggy t shirts and faded jeans!
You may park across the street for free--as long as your arrive early enough. Otherwise, the meters require a lot of change and are unnecessary.
Slapfish is down the street and you can sit outside with a great view of the Ocean!