Fact Sheet

Visit Laguna Beach TM
Fact Sheet

Visitors Center: 381 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Open daily, Monday - Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Executive Office: 361 Forest Avenue, Suite 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Local Phone: (949) 497- 9229
Toll-Free: (800) 877-1115

Websites:
www.visitlagunabeach.com
www.lagunabeachfoodies.com
www.greenlagunabeach.com

Purpose:
Founded in 1986 and celebrating its 28th year, the primary role of Visit Laguna BeachTM (formerly Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau) is to market the City of Laguna Beach both locally and globally. They direct and implement all marketing, public relations, member interaction, website development, consumer contact, visitors guide request fulfillment, incentive meetings market sales and more.

Mission:
The mission of Visit Laguna BeachTM is: Visit Laguna BeachTM is a non-profit organization consisting of hotels, restaurants and galleries dedicated to promoting long term, revenue generating visitors primarily during the off season and to preserve the village charm and aesthetic beauty of Laguna Beach.

Staff Members:
Director of Marketing: Ashley Johnson
Marketing Coordinator: Janelle Enriquez, CTA 
Administrative Coordinator: Jackie Curran, CTA
Concierges: Michaeleen Crawford, Deena Harros and Kathleen Wallstein

Visitor Services: 
Visit Laguna BeachTM provides information and services to enhance guests' visits to Laguna Beach. The Laguna Beach Visitors Center offers complimentary informational guides, maps, event calendars, wedding, banquet, and special event facilities recommendations. We also offer concierge services including walk-in bookings, activity and arts events information, restaurant and retail referrals, city maps, bus schedules and outdoor activity suggestions.

Meeting & Conference Services:
Laguna Beach, an ideal location for corporate & incentive meetings, retreats, family reunions and weddings, offers a wide variety of lodging and meeting room facilities from beachside to canyon views with golf on-site. From executive board meetings to sales meeting functions, Laguna Beach offers facilities that can accommodate from the smallest group to 700 people complete with superb catering, state-of-the art technology, personalized service and attention to every detail.

Designations/Awards: 
Top Ten U.S. Beaches Travelers' Choice Award -
TripAdvisor (2013)
Best Beach in Orange County (Main Beach) - Orange County Register (2012)
Silver Magellan for Best Mobile App for a Destination - Travel Weekly (2012)
"Best Idea" for Laguna Beach Travel Info Mobile App - Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (2012)
Grand Prize for Best Social Media Campaign to Promote a Destination - North American Travel Journalists Association (2012)
20 Best Small Towns in America - Smithsonian Magazine (2012)
Happiest Seaside Town in the Country - Coastal Living Magazine (2012)
Best Dining Tourism Program by a Destination Marketing Organization in the U.S. - Shop America Alliance, US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council and Cultural & Heritage Tourism Alliance (2012)
Grand Prize for Best Social Media Promoting a Destination - North American Travel Journalists Association (2011)
Most Popular Beach in California - The Daily Beast/Newsweek (2011)
Top 25 Arts Destinations in the Country - American Style Magazine (2010 & 2011)
Best Sustainable Tourism Messages in Advertising - State of California - ‘Tidepool Scene' DVD (2010)
Emmy Award - 'Tidepool Scene' DVD - (2009)
Telly Award - 'Tidepool Scene' DVD - (2009)
Top 10 Sexiest Beaches in America - ForbesTraveler.com (2008)
Best Press Kit - North American Travel Journalists Association (2008)
Top 3 Cleanest Beaches in America - National Resources Defense Council (2008)
Best Overall Marketing Campaign for a Destination - State of California (2007)
Best Beaches in US for Overall Water Quality
- NRDC (2007 & 2010)
Top 10 Beaches in America - MSN.com (2007)
Sexiest Places in the World - Cosmopolitan Magazine (2007)

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