Laguna Beach Food & Cultural Tour
Laguna Beach, CA
Year-round; Select Friday & Saturdays from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
- Enjoy a guided stroll through Laguna Beach's "Village" as you learn about landmarks & historic sites and taste flavors from local foodie favorites
- Enjoy 5-6 tastings at venues chosen for their uniqueness, character and of course delicious food
- Great way for both tourists and locals to experience the gem of Orange County, Laguna Beach, from a whole new perspective!
What could be better than spending a day in the Southern California sun tasting delicious food, having a few drinks and learning about the area's unique culture?
Your friendly and knowledgeable local guides will lead you through "The Village" in Laguna Beach for a delightfully casual cultural experience you are sure to remember.
Along the way, you'll enjoy 5-6 delicious tastings from uniquely local restaurants. Your guides pride themselves on not only researching the foods and proprietors, but also putting together a unique experience that is laid-back and casual.
"Laguna Beach" is a unique Southern California gem, and this food tour is the perfect way for locals or tourists to experience all this town has to offer.
Tour includes approximately 5-6 tastings. Participants will be provided a bottle of water at the start of the tour and other beverages, including alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase along the way.
The total distance of the tour is approximately 1 mile, but this does not include the return walk.
Gratuity for your guide is not included and is appreciated if you enjoy your experience.
Approximately 3.5 - 4 hours
You will be accompanied by other tour participants with a maximum of 12 per tour.
This experience is only for those on the tour.
This tour will take place if it is light to moderate drizzle. If rain is heavy, the tour will be rescheduled. In your confirmation email you will receive a number you may text for weather & tour status updates.
What to Wear:
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the season. Sunscreen, hats and small umbrellas are encouraged for those sensitive to the sun.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance of intended date.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9?s standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you may reschedule your tour with the experience provider with at least 1 week notice.
Does this tour have anything to offer a native Californian?
Definitely! While tourists love our tour, many of our attendees live in California. To date, approximately 50% of our guest are from the Orange County area.
Where should I park?
Parking can be challenging in Laguna Beach, mainly because most meters have a 3-hour limit. It is because of this that it is not recommend to park at a meter. We recommend parking in an all day lot. There are a couple in the vicinity, the closest one being on Laguna Canyon Rd (133) & Forest. This lot charges $10 during the summer and is 5 blocks from the start of the tour. There is another all-day lot for $10 a day at about 250 Broadway, next to Romeo Cucina. Lot prices are subject to change and often change with seasons. Use caution parking at other all day lots, as many of them have 3 hour limits.
Are there any restroom breaks during the tour?
There are restrooms located throughout various locations amongst the tour. We recommend utilizing the restroom prior to the tour to help eliminate interuptions. The first restroom will be pointed out at approximately 45 minutes into the tour, however there are limited stalls at this particular facility.
Will there be alcoholic beverages?
There will be two stops where beer & wine tastings are optional at $2-3 per tasting.
How much food is served on the tours?
Food Tastings will vary. A tasting is generally a smaller portion to experience the taste of the restaurant. We make amendments to our tour at times, but it typically consists of about 6 tastings.
What restaurants will we visit on the tour?
We visit various restaurants that are subject to change. We are eco friendly so we do not print handouts for the tour but we will be happy to email you a list when the tour is finished if you provide your email address.
Are there any beverages served on the tour?
We supply everyone with a bottle of water at the start of the tour. For legal reasons, alcohol is not provided, however we will stop at 1-2 locations where you have an option to purchase a tasting for $2 each, solely at your discretion.
What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
Please let us know if anyone in your group has a dietary restriction (vegetarian, diabetic, gluten, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know well in advance, we will always do our best to accommodate any special needs. While we are able to accommodate vegetarians, we are unable to accommodate Vegans as cheeses and eggs may be an ingredient in some of the items.
Are any of your walking tours wheelchair and/or stroller-accessible?
While we love to accommodate all participants, wheelchairs and/or strollers are not recommended on our tours due to the many narrow sidewalks that we walk on, certain staircases that we use when entering establishments, and the very small shops that we visit. However, if you still wish to participate and/or bring strollers, we suggest a small stroller for children, which is easier to fold and store. Please keep in mind that at some stops you will have to take your child out of the stroller and carry them, or have them walk.
Is it customary to tip on a tour?
Tipping is customary in the industry but of course not required. First and foremost we want you to have a great time. Tipping is a way to show that the tour guide did a great job. Tips are always very much appreciated!
May I bring my dog/pet on the tour?
We understand your furry pet would love the tastings too, however please do not bring your pet on the tour as it may take away from the experience for yourself and others.
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"Not enough content provided by guide. Food / drink quantity seemed minimal for the price."
"Lydia, our Cloud Nine rep, was terrific! She watched the Flavors of Laguna site we wanted to book and told us when a slot was available for 2 people. Previously, I had been trying to see when a slot was available but, for 5 months I had no luck."
"This was a close call. I ended up with a no on the recommendation because when I compared this to other food tours I had taken, this one didn't make the cut. I have to say that the food was good but the wine tasting stop was a huge disappointment. If you compare this to any wine tasting experience, it was at the absolute bottom. The tree wines, all from the same winery, we're uniformly poor and they appeared to try and make up for it with volume. It felt like a $5 bottles of wine that they didn't mind poring a full glass. Other than the wine experience, the other food items were fine...but that one component made the experience less than optimal. If that were to change I would probably recommended it. As someone who had never been to Laguna, I would have liked a bit more about the towns history...but that might have not have been interesting for the others who were more knowledgable about the town"