Guidebook for Dana Point

Tessa And Alyssa
Tessa And Alyssa
Guidebook for Dana Point

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Go for a walk on the world renowned Strands beach at Sunset…it is what made us fall in love with Dana Point.
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Strands Beach
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Go for a walk on the world renowned Strands beach at Sunset…it is what made us fall in love with Dana Point.
The Dana Point Harbor is straight down Golden Lantern about a mile. Beautiful place to take a stroll. Kayaking, paddle boarding, whale watching tours, sailing, parasailing, sports fishing, sunbathing, restaurants, coffee shops, former home of the Pilgrim Ship and the Ocean Institute Adventure Camps. Baby Beach (located at the end of the harbor) is a great beach for kids. The Dana Point Harbor is straight down Golden Lantern about a mile. Beautiful place to take a stroll. Kayaking, paddle boarding, whale watching tours, sailing, parasailing, sports fishing, sunbathing, restaurants, coffee shops, home of the Pilgrim Ship and the Ocean Institute Adventure Camps. Baby Beach (located at the end of the harbor) is a great beach for kids.
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Dana Point Harbor
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The Dana Point Harbor is straight down Golden Lantern about a mile. Beautiful place to take a stroll. Kayaking, paddle boarding, whale watching tours, sailing, parasailing, sports fishing, sunbathing, restaurants, coffee shops, former home of the Pilgrim Ship and the Ocean Institute Adventure Camps. Baby Beach (located at the end of the harbor) is a great beach for kids. The Dana Point Harbor is straight down Golden Lantern about a mile. Beautiful place to take a stroll. Kayaking, paddle boarding, whale watching tours, sailing, parasailing, sports fishing, sunbathing, restaurants, coffee shops, home of the Pilgrim Ship and the Ocean Institute Adventure Camps. Baby Beach (located at the end of the harbor) is a great beach for kids.
A bitchin' surf spot!
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Salt Creek Beach
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A bitchin' surf spot!
The outdoor patio bar overlooks the ocean and is an awesome place to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset. During the summer weekends, they often have musicians play.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Ritz Carlton Drive
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The outdoor patio bar overlooks the ocean and is an awesome place to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset. During the summer weekends, they often have musicians play.
This mini hike has GORGEOUS vistas and views of the ocean.
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Badlands Park
31671 Isle Vista
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This mini hike has GORGEOUS vistas and views of the ocean.
San Clemente, Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano are all great towns to visit for the afternoon or evening, for shopping, art galleries and restaurants (All within a 10-20 minute drive). - San Clemente is quaint Spanish style beach town, with a main street (called Avenida del Mar), with shopping, bar hopping and great restaurants. o Take the 5 South, exit Ave Palizada, Right onto Avenida Palizada, Left onto N El Camino Real, Right onto Avenida del Mar. o Our personal favorite restaurants are: • The Beach Fire Grill, Nick’s and The Cellar.
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San Clemente
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San Clemente, Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano are all great towns to visit for the afternoon or evening, for shopping, art galleries and restaurants (All within a 10-20 minute drive). - San Clemente is quaint Spanish style beach town, with a main street (called Avenida del Mar), with shopping, bar hopping and great restaurants. o Take the 5 South, exit Ave Palizada, Right onto Avenida Palizada, Left onto N El Camino Real, Right onto Avenida del Mar. o Our personal favorite restaurants are: • The Beach Fire Grill, Nick’s and The Cellar.
Closest Grocery Store, CVS and Bank of America – Down Golden Lantern, about two blocks on the left.
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Ralphs
32555 Street of the Golden Lantern
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Closest Grocery Store, CVS and Bank of America – Down Golden Lantern, about two blocks on the left.
Trader Joe’s, 24 Hour Fitness, Chipotle, Blockbuster, Edwards Cinema, Jamba Juice & Yogurtland – Up Golden Lantern, about a mile and a half on the left.
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Trader Joe's
32351 Street of the Golden Lantern
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Trader Joe’s, 24 Hour Fitness, Chipotle, Blockbuster, Edwards Cinema, Jamba Juice & Yogurtland – Up Golden Lantern, about a mile and a half on the left.
• Starbucks - Down Golden Lantern and Right on PCH about four blocks.
Starbucks
34122 Pacific Coast Highway
• Starbucks - Down Golden Lantern and Right on PCH about four blocks.
One of the best places for a Drink or Coffee with a View. Great view of the Dana Point Harbor.
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Chart House
34442 Street of the Green Lantern
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One of the best places for a Drink or Coffee with a View. Great view of the Dana Point Harbor.
• iHeartYoga in the Park o Donation based outdoor yoga. A variety of classes & styles everyday at 10 AM in front of the Marriott Dana Point in Lantern Bay Park. Suggested donation $8. No reservations needed. - Head down Golden Lantern. Park will be on your Left, overlooking the Harbor (Corner of Golden Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive.)
iHeartYoga in the Park
25111 Park Lantern
• iHeartYoga in the Park o Donation based outdoor yoga. A variety of classes & styles everyday at 10 AM in front of the Marriott Dana Point in Lantern Bay Park. Suggested donation $8. No reservations needed. - Head down Golden Lantern. Park will be on your Left, overlooking the Harbor (Corner of Golden Lantern/Dana Point Harbor Drive.)
• Though we are not golfers, we’ve heard the Golf Course at the Monarch Beach Resort is terrific! - Head up Golden Lantern, Left on Stonehill, Right on Niguel Road, Left onto Monarch Beach Resort.
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Monarch Beach Resort
Monarch Beach Resort North
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• Though we are not golfers, we’ve heard the Golf Course at the Monarch Beach Resort is terrific! - Head up Golden Lantern, Left on Stonehill, Right on Niguel Road, Left onto Monarch Beach Resort.
Dana Point Farmer’s Market – Saturday’s 9 am – 1 pm. (Located A few blocks from the BBH in front of Hennessey’s.)
Dana Point Certified Farmers Market
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point Farmer’s Market – Saturday’s 9 am – 1 pm. (Located A few blocks from the BBH in front of Hennessey’s.)
Pedego Electric Bikes in Dana Point has bikes available for rental by appointment.
Pedego Electric Bikes Dana Point
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Pedego Electric Bikes in Dana Point has bikes available for rental by appointment.

Food Scene

Best Breakfast/lunch – RJ’s – (down Golden Lantern just before the harbor on the Right). Our personal favorites are the Banana Pancakes and Eggs Florentine.
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RJ's Cafe
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
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Best Breakfast/lunch – RJ’s – (down Golden Lantern just before the harbor on the Right). Our personal favorites are the Banana Pancakes and Eggs Florentine.
Best local Bar – Hennessy’s – decent bar food (incl. fish and chips) with firepits and live music on occasion)
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Hennessey's Tavern
34111 La Plaza
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Best local Bar – Hennessy’s – decent bar food (incl. fish and chips) with firepits and live music on occasion)
Taco Surf is a fun place to go for Taco Tuesday!
Taco Surf
34195 Pacific Coast Highway
Taco Surf is a fun place to go for Taco Tuesday!
Craving a burger and a good beer selection? This is our favorite spot!
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The Riders Club Cafe
1701 North El Camino Real
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Craving a burger and a good beer selection? This is our favorite spot!
Our favorite local coffee shop. Cute, cozy and friendly.
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J C Beans Inc
34114 Pacific Coast Highway
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Our favorite local coffee shop. Cute, cozy and friendly.
• Coastal Kitchen – A beautiful, upscale restaurant with a wonderful patio and delicious happy hour food & drinks! - Down Golden Lantern, Right on PCH, Coastal Kitchen will be on Left in a few blocks - 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA, 34091
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Coastal Kitchen
34091 Pacific Coast Hwy
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• Coastal Kitchen – A beautiful, upscale restaurant with a wonderful patio and delicious happy hour food & drinks! - Down Golden Lantern, Right on PCH, Coastal Kitchen will be on Left in a few blocks - 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA, 34091
• Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern – This restaurant is relatively new to us. We’ve been there once for a happy hour burger and it was pretty good! - Down Golden Lantern on the right, just before the Harbor - 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive
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• Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern – This restaurant is relatively new to us. We’ve been there once for a happy hour burger and it was pretty good! - Down Golden Lantern on the right, just before the Harbor - 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
• The Coffee Importers – in the Dana Point Harbor. Outdoor coffee shop overlooking the boats with great sandwiches, soups, coffee and ice cream.
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Coffee Importers
34531 Street of the Golden Lantern
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• The Coffee Importers – in the Dana Point Harbor. Outdoor coffee shop overlooking the boats with great sandwiches, soups, coffee and ice cream.
• Luxe Restaurant and Martini Bar – Great martinis and bites! Good deals at happy hour. Down Golden Lantern, Right on Del Prado - 24582 Del Prado Ave.
Luxe Restaurant and World Famous Martini Bar
24582 Del Prado Avenue
• Luxe Restaurant and Martini Bar – Great martinis and bites! Good deals at happy hour. Down Golden Lantern, Right on Del Prado - 24582 Del Prado Ave.

Drinks & Nightlife

If you are in the mood for a 15 minute drive up the coast, the Rooftop Lounge in Laguna is gorgeous and a local hot spot.
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Rooftop Lounge
1289 South Coast Highway
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If you are in the mood for a 15 minute drive up the coast, the Rooftop Lounge in Laguna is gorgeous and a local hot spot.
This is a casual, SoCal surfer style grill. Try their fish tacos…mmmmm!
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The Shwack Beach Grill
24502 Del Prado Avenue
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This is a casual, SoCal surfer style grill. Try their fish tacos…mmmmm!
In the mood for some good ole' country dancing? We are from Texas originally, so LOVE a good ole dive bar with boot scootin' & two stepping. Wear your cowboy boots! Bands on weekend evenings.
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SWALLOW'S INN
31786 Camino Capistrano
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In the mood for some good ole' country dancing? We are from Texas originally, so LOVE a good ole dive bar with boot scootin' & two stepping. Wear your cowboy boots! Bands on weekend evenings.
• Hennessy’s – decent bar food (incl. fish and chips) with firepits and live music on occasion - A couple of blocks away!
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Hennessey's Tavern
34111 La Plaza
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• Hennessy’s – decent bar food (incl. fish and chips) with firepits and live music on occasion - A couple of blocks away!
• Stillwater – Bar food, outdoor seating & occasional live music. – Down Golden Lantern, Right on Del Prado -24701 Del Prado Ave.
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StillWater Spirits & Sounds
24701 Del Prado Ave
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• Stillwater – Bar food, outdoor seating & occasional live music. – Down Golden Lantern, Right on Del Prado -24701 Del Prado Ave.

Sightseeing

San Clemente, Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano are all great towns to visit for the afternoon or evening, for shopping, art galleries and restaurants (All within a 10-20 minute drive). - San Juan Capistrano is a quaint historic town, home of the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Our favorite spots are: o Swallow’s Inn - In the mood for some good ole' country dancing? We are from Texas originally, so LOVE a good ole dive bar with boot scootin' & two stepping. Wear your cowboy boots! Bands on weekend evenings. o Hidden House Coffee – A coffee house with a good vibe, located on the Historic San Juan Strip o Los Rios Historic District – One of the oldest residential streets in California, now home to teahouses, coffee shops, restaurants, gift shops, a petting zoo and a museum.
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San Juan Capistrano
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San Clemente, Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano are all great towns to visit for the afternoon or evening, for shopping, art galleries and restaurants (All within a 10-20 minute drive). - San Juan Capistrano is a quaint historic town, home of the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Our favorite spots are: o Swallow’s Inn - In the mood for some good ole' country dancing? We are from Texas originally, so LOVE a good ole dive bar with boot scootin' & two stepping. Wear your cowboy boots! Bands on weekend evenings. o Hidden House Coffee – A coffee house with a good vibe, located on the Historic San Juan Strip o Los Rios Historic District – One of the oldest residential streets in California, now home to teahouses, coffee shops, restaurants, gift shops, a petting zoo and a museum.
Mickey, Minnie, Princesses, Pirates…what’s not to love? o Head North on the 5, Exit Harbor Blvd, Left on Harbor & follow the signs to Disneyland. Located in Anaheim. We suggest using the Waze App for directions to help route around SoCal traffic. (33 miles from the BBH)
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Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Drive
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Mickey, Minnie, Princesses, Pirates…what’s not to love? o Head North on the 5, Exit Harbor Blvd, Left on Harbor & follow the signs to Disneyland. Located in Anaheim. We suggest using the Waze App for directions to help route around SoCal traffic. (33 miles from the BBH)
We’ve heard good things about Legoland from our friends with kiddos! o Head South on the 5, exit Cannon Road, Left on Cannon, Right onto Legoland Drive. Located in Carlsbad, California (35 Miles from the BBH)
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Legoland
One Legoland Dr
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We’ve heard good things about Legoland from our friends with kiddos! o Head South on the 5, exit Cannon Road, Left on Cannon, Right onto Legoland Drive. Located in Carlsbad, California (35 Miles from the BBH)
The BBH is about halfway in between Los Angeles & San Diego if you are looking for a day trip! LA is approximately 60 miles North and San Diego is approx. 60 miles South. (Wine country is approx. 60 miles East, in Temecula.)
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Los Angeles
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The BBH is about halfway in between Los Angeles & San Diego if you are looking for a day trip! LA is approximately 60 miles North and San Diego is approx. 60 miles South. (Wine country is approx. 60 miles East, in Temecula.)
The BBH is about halfway in between Los Angeles & San Diego if you are looking for a day trip! LA is approximately 60 miles North and San Diego is approx. 60 miles South. (Wine country is approx. 60 miles East, in Temecula.)
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San Diego
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The BBH is about halfway in between Los Angeles & San Diego if you are looking for a day trip! LA is approximately 60 miles North and San Diego is approx. 60 miles South. (Wine country is approx. 60 miles East, in Temecula.)
Baby Beach (located at the end of the harbor) is a great beach for kids.
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Baby Beach
34445 Ensenada Pl
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Baby Beach (located at the end of the harbor) is a great beach for kids.
The BBH is in the heart of the Lantern District! Stroll around the Lantern Districts to get a feel for this laid back Surfer Town!
Dana Point Lantern District Sign
24292 Del Prado Avenue
The BBH is in the heart of the Lantern District! Stroll around the Lantern Districts to get a feel for this laid back Surfer Town!