Booking a Hotel in Dana Point, CA

Dana Point located in Orange County, California has one of the few harbors along the Orange County Coast. The city is named after Dana Point which in turn named after Richard Henry Dana Jr. and author of "Two Years Before the Mast." Mr. Dana once described the anchorage as poor, but the harbor has since been developed and docks a replica of his ship the "Pilgrim." This massive historical tall ship hosts an open house every Sunday where docents dress in period costume and help you raise sails and sing sea chanteys. Head out to sea next with Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching, spot Gray, Fin, Minke and Killer Whales. Catch some fish instead with one of their fishing charters or the very famous Owner Hooks Fishing Schools. 

Step off the boat and head with the family to the Ocean Institue, this Ocean Education Center offers in-depth Maritime History, Outdoor Education Programs, and Marine Science. 


Top Things to Do in Dana Point, CA

  • Baby Beach
  • Capt Dave's Dana Point Whale Watching
  • Dana Point Caves
  • Dana Point Hilltop Cabana
  • Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Intimadator Sport Fishing
  • Ocean Institute
  • Pilgrim
  • Salt Creek Beach Park
  • The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area

Hospitals Near Dana Point, CA

  • Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

Airports Near Dana Point, CA

  • John Wayne Airport

Military Bases Near Dana Point, CA

  • Joint Forces Training Base
  • LA Air Force Base
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