For the most part, visitors may want a rental car to explore everything Laguna Beach has to offer. Though, for shorter trips centered around downtown, it is much easier - and much more enjoyable- to walk. The city also has a seasonal free trolley to take you through Laguna for when your feet need a break.
Laguna was not made for wheels. Parking — mostly on PCH — is a nodded struggle. If you have a car, we suggest you mentally prepare...and don't pay the meter after 6pm!
For the sunnier and foggier days, the coast inspires a chill at night. As casual as a beach city gets, you won't need to dress up too much — though you will want something slightly warmer for dinners out. And of course, a swimsuit & SPF for the beach!