Guidebook to Dana Point

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Guidebook to Dana Point

Food scene

START THE DAY RIGHT WITH A LOCAL CUP OF JOE
11 localnici recomandă
J C Beans Inc
34114 Pacific Coast Highway
11 localnici recomandă
START THE DAY RIGHT WITH A LOCAL CUP OF JOE
Locals LOVE Stuft Pizza! Dine-in or delivery ... both options are awesome.
Stuft Pizza
24821 Del Prado Ave
Locals LOVE Stuft Pizza! Dine-in or delivery ... both options are awesome.
Eat outside on the patio, enjoy live music, and eat the best Benedict and drink the best Bloody Mary known to mankind!
9 localnici recomandă
What A Dish Cafe & Catering
24921 Dana Point Harbor Dr
9 localnici recomandă
Eat outside on the patio, enjoy live music, and eat the best Benedict and drink the best Bloody Mary known to mankind!
Stop by for a drink and happy hour and amazing sunsets at their sunset view lounge called 180blu.
22 localnici recomandă
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Ritz Carlton Drive
22 localnici recomandă
Stop by for a drink and happy hour and amazing sunsets at their sunset view lounge called 180blu.
A local favorite of the locals for pet-friendly breakfasts.
11 localnici recomandă
RJ's Cafe
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
11 localnici recomandă
A local favorite of the locals for pet-friendly breakfasts.
Watch the ships sail in and out of the Harbor from this special spot. Nachos and Margaritas ... and a spot for dogs by the fire pit.
24 localnici recomandă
Wind & Sea Restaurant
34699 Golden Lantern St
24 localnici recomandă
Watch the ships sail in and out of the Harbor from this special spot. Nachos and Margaritas ... and a spot for dogs by the fire pit.
Delicious Italian fare that is a real favorite of the locals.
7 localnici recomandă
Brio Tuscany Grill
24050 Camino Del Avion
7 localnici recomandă
Delicious Italian fare that is a real favorite of the locals.
Eat here the day you explore Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach!
56 localnici recomandă
The Beachcomber
15 Crystal Cove
56 localnici recomandă
Eat here the day you explore Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach!
Fabulous Italian fare with live Saxophone most nights
7 localnici recomandă
Stella's
17 Monarch Bay Plaza
7 localnici recomandă
Fabulous Italian fare with live Saxophone most nights

Sightseeing

DAYS of fun, rentals, explorations, and even day camps!
84 localnici recomandă
Dana Point Harbor
84 localnici recomandă
DAYS of fun, rentals, explorations, and even day camps!
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN ... Famous Doheny, long time home of quintessential California surfers.
29 localnici recomandă
Doheny State Beach
29 localnici recomandă
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN ... Famous Doheny, long time home of quintessential California surfers.
Trust me ... your experience will be magic! Whales, dolphins, sea lions, and all sorts of sea birds await you! One of my favorites!
16 localnici recomandă
Capt Dave's Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
16 localnici recomandă
Trust me ... your experience will be magic! Whales, dolphins, sea lions, and all sorts of sea birds await you! One of my favorites!
Buzz over for the day and experience Catalina!
19 localnici recomandă
Catalina Express
34675 Street of the Golden Lantern
19 localnici recomandă
Buzz over for the day and experience Catalina!
PLAY and STAY! Or just PLAY! Enjoy an incredible golf experience ... very close to our back yard.
10 localnici recomandă
Monarch Beach Golf Links
50 Monarch Beach Resort North
10 localnici recomandă
PLAY and STAY! Or just PLAY! Enjoy an incredible golf experience ... very close to our back yard.
RENT and GET OUT THERE!
Harbor Boat Rentals- Dana Point
24747 Dana Drive
RENT and GET OUT THERE!
GO WHALE WATCHING!
16 localnici recomandă
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Street of the Golden Lantern
16 localnici recomandă
GO WHALE WATCHING!
Visit their website for more details, scheduled programs, and children's programs and events.
31 localnici recomandă
Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
31 localnici recomandă
Visit their website for more details, scheduled programs, and children's programs and events.
Favorite "easy access" beach. Park right at the sand, enjoy clean and public restrooms. and casual food and drink available at the Old Pier Site.
Aliso Beach
Favorite "easy access" beach. Park right at the sand, enjoy clean and public restrooms. and casual food and drink available at the Old Pier Site.
Laguna's famous art scene can be experienced in any number of ways during the Sawdust Festival.
53 localnici recomandă
Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
53 localnici recomandă
Laguna's famous art scene can be experienced in any number of ways during the Sawdust Festival.
Great opportunity to see a terrific show! See the sights at the historic site of the first-ever Academy Awards.
229 localnici recomandă
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
229 localnici recomandă
Great opportunity to see a terrific show! See the sights at the historic site of the first-ever Academy Awards.
World Class
882 localnici recomandă
The Getty
1200 Getty Center Drive
882 localnici recomandă
World Class
A whole other side of JPGetty!
364 localnici recomandă
The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
364 localnici recomandă
A whole other side of JPGetty!
Rent bikes, surrey's, surfboards, pedal carts, volleyballs for the hour or the day. Totally awesome way to explore this beautiful park. PARK REQUIRES ADMISSION FEE, the rental center is ocean front. Park in the first lot to the right.
22 localnici recomandă
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
22 localnici recomandă
Rent bikes, surrey's, surfboards, pedal carts, volleyballs for the hour or the day. Totally awesome way to explore this beautiful park. PARK REQUIRES ADMISSION FEE, the rental center is ocean front. Park in the first lot to the right.

City/town information

Home of a certain Race Track ... but much more. A quaint coastal city worth a visit.
80 localnici recomandă
Del Mar
80 localnici recomandă
Home of a certain Race Track ... but much more. A quaint coastal city worth a visit.
Take the morning train to Union Station. Then switch to the redline, and depart at Hollywood and Vine. Exit and behold the history of the Pantages as to rise out of the tunnel. Catch a show. Have breakfast at The Waffle, then walk amongst the Hollywood Stars, and then take on a Saturday or Sunday Matinee and travel home on the last afternoon train. Depart from Laguna Niguel station.
71 localnici recomandă
Los Angeles
71 localnici recomandă
Take the morning train to Union Station. Then switch to the redline, and depart at Hollywood and Vine. Exit and behold the history of the Pantages as to rise out of the tunnel. Catch a show. Have breakfast at The Waffle, then walk amongst the Hollywood Stars, and then take on a Saturday or Sunday Matinee and travel home on the last afternoon train. Depart from Laguna Niguel station.
A really special destination.
91 localnici recomandă
San Luis Obispo
91 localnici recomandă
A really special destination.

San Clemente Pier

Great walkabout experience, dine on the Pier at Fisherman's Wharf.
Park at Heisler Park and have a drink and street taco at Las Brisas! Too much to do to list, but don't miss this artist colony called LAGUNA BEACH.
358 localnici recomandă
Laguna Beach
358 localnici recomandă
Park at Heisler Park and have a drink and street taco at Las Brisas! Too much to do to list, but don't miss this artist colony called LAGUNA BEACH.
SEE WHERE THE MOVIE BEACHES was filmed. Park across the street and take the shuttle bus for to get dropped at the door to paradise. Check out the BEACHCOMBER ... locals love it :)
64 localnici recomandă
Crystal Cove
64 localnici recomandă
SEE WHERE THE MOVIE BEACHES was filmed. Park across the street and take the shuttle bus for to get dropped at the door to paradise. Check out the BEACHCOMBER ... locals love it :)

Sugestii despre oraș

Deplasarea și accesul

Californians love their cars, and it shows!

It's true ... we love our cars! I love to drive and then set off from a central location. For example, I drive my car to Laguna Beach, park at Heisler Park, and then explore the beach walks, the shopping, the galleries, the dining, and the sights and sounds of paradise. Rinse and Repeat at ANY number of amazing cities within our county!
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DANA POINT FARMER'S MARKET

Saturday 9:00 - 1:00 PM La Plaza Park, Dana Point
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Here in JULY? VISIT Pageant of the Masters

www.foapom.com Check for information and the tickets. Truly, people travel from all over the world to attend this ARTREGOUS event :)
Ce să împachetezi

Layer, Layer, Layer

Less is truly more here. Californians are COMFORTABLE and CASUAL. Be prepared to add layers in the early mornings and evenings, and shed them during the day time. SUNGLASSES, HATS, and SUN PROTECTION. It's bright here! A great book, because, yes, you are going to relax during this trip! Don't bother with the beach stuff ... we've got it here for you already! SHOES. You really need good support and comfort here. We walk a lot on all kinds of surfaces, so be prepared!
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Plan ahead for the best experience

Try to plan ONE thing each day ... even if it's "walk on the beach" or "read another chapter." RESERVE all events you can BEFORE you arrive. The weather is quite consistent here and rarely causes your plans to be spoiled. It takes the worries away when the question "what are we doing tomorrow" is already answered!
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Getting out on the water!

Newport Harbor is a sight that is easily explored by car, foot or sea. We enjoy renting a boat and have long used https://www.oceanquestoc.org/nbbr-book-now/