Love the art, hate the traffic.
The "big three" art festivals ? Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival and Art-A-Fair ? open this weekend, followed next weekend by the Pageant of the Masters, bringing hordes of visitors to Laguna Beach. (See the special pullout in the B section of this edition for complete information about the festivals.)
City residents and workers looking to outfox the summer swarms have a bevy of options at their disposal.
In addition to its normal bus service, the city offers summer shuttles from June 30 to Sept. 3, a free ride-to-work program and discount taxi vouchers.