Hip District
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The Hip District in Laguna Beach (which stands for Historic and Interesting Places) runs from Thalia St to Bluebird Canyon Dr on PCH. It is home to 16 art galleries, 19 restaurants and dozens of interesting shops. This part of town has a unique history, including the Old Pottery Place, La Casa del Camino, and other properties built in the early 1900s. It's a great place to shop, eat, and explore.
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Steve2454
Menomonie, WI24 contributions
Feb 2023
Kind of boring. Not the type of shops we care for. Not much mention of Historic area. Parking is difficult on the street. HIP??
Written 14 February 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Jan 2022
HIP translates to "historic and interesting places" and this is a stretch (IMHO). The intent here, it seems, is to create an identity for a stretch of Laguna badly in need of "identity" and personality. The most historic thing we found was the incredible Moss property once used as a restful place by a president in times gone by.

Along the way, not always sure if we were within the boundaries, we enjoyed the views, beach access, artistic tile work and quirky shops. Nothing jumped out as particularly historic or interesting.

Our best experiences were when we left the highway and walked along and around and amongst the off-the-road neighborhoods.

"HIP" is cute, for a slogan, but this stretch does not seem "hip" or historic or interesting for a place. Nice try. Maybe in the future but just not now.
Written 23 January 2022
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Edviga
Laguna Beach, CA30 contributions
Feb 2020
As a Laguna local, I find the HIP district on Pacific Coast Highway the best shopping area in Laguna Beach. With its quirky galleries, surf shops and cafes it is much more unique and interesting and far superior to the downtown shopping experience.

Be sure to go past Bluebird street to the Art Center and beyond to Diamond Street.
Written 10 February 2020
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MominOC
Orange County, CA5,011 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Our hotel was in this area. Walking is really fun in this area and not as crowded as the main area. Street parking is more plentiful as well.
Written 12 August 2019
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