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Dana Point has long been considered the premier retreat destination in greater Orange County, California. Conveniently midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the community and its miles of beaches boast a rich history of surfing, foothill trails prime for mountain biking and plentiful sunshine year-round. Dana Point is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest and Dana Point on the southeast, offering up ample access to a wide variety of watersports, sightseeing and dining options for the whole family.
Along South Coast Highway and Forest Avenue are dozens of high-end boutiques, art galleries and historic buildings. Local favorites include C.J. Rose Fashion Boutique and home goods store Vertigo Home.
For an excursion like no other, book Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. From your catamaran, an underwater viewing pod will allow you to see into the ocean's depths. You're also likely to see sea lions and dolphins.
With 2,400 acres of woodland and an underwater park, Crystal Cove State Park attracts hikers, swimmers, mountain bikers and scuba divers. Take a hot coffee on a serene, foggy morning walk.
Serving as home to multiple award-winning vintages, Laguna Canyon Winery's handcrafted wine is a family-owned business. Make a reservation to sample wine and cheese in their tasting room.
On-site at Monarch Beach Resort is Miraval Spa, a tranquil oasis dedicated to helping guests keep their life in balance. Reserve an appointment for a wellness treatment or massage inspired by the resort's coastal setting.
Animal lovers will love to stop at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, whose mission is to inspire ocean stewardship through education about seals, dolphins and more. Admission is complimentary and donations are appreciated.
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For swimming, volleyball and basketball, visit Main Beach near the downtown area. Picnic Beach is aptly named as its rocky nature means it's better suited for eating and people watching. For surfing and bodyboarding, try the boundless waves at Crescent Bay.
If you're visiting Dana Point from late June to late August, take advantage of the complimentary trolley as transportation. The trolleys run in 20-minute loops going north and south on Pacific Coast Highway. Ask your concierge for a route map.
Families with children ages 5 to 12 can make full- or half-day reservations at this kid-friendly Monarch Beach Resort program. Extracurricular enrichment activities and a complimentary Monarch Beach Kids Getaway Kit will keep your kiddos fully entertained.
Monarch Beach Resort offers on-site Surf Hosts to take care of kayak rentals and the scheduling of private bodyboarding or surf lessons. If you're just looking to relax, Surf Hosts will wait on you hand and foot with lounge chair service.
Picture a classic southern California scene and it's likely you're envisioning Dana Point. Blazing sunsets, gentle waves and golden sun-kissed beaches will greet you just about any time you visit. Ocean breezes help keep extreme summer heat at bay and while the brief winter - roughly January through March - is the rainiest time, reliably mild temperatures make Dana Point a welcome retreat even during this time.