- The list below includes 312 free or cheap things to do in or near Dana Point, California, including 125 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Parks, Paddleboarding and Hiking Trails.
- From Salt Creek Beach to Dana Point Harbor, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dana Point and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach and San Clemente.
58% 62 votes
33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Offering premier entertainment in the San Juan Capistrano area, The Coach House plays host to a variety of shows. The casual atmosphere allows guests to feel laid back when enjoying dinner, drinks and a concert by a touring headliner or local band.
The Las Ramblas Trail is a 3.5 mile dirt trail that can be hiked year-round. It has a variety of inclines to suit both the novice and advanced hiker, allows dogs and bicycles and offers sweeping views of the coast.
A dog park with separate fenced areas for large dogs and small dogs, Laguna Niguel Dog Park offers large spaces for playing and socializing. Floored with wood chips rather than grass, the park offers water fountains, as well.
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641 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673 MoreLess Info
Popular first-run Hollywood films are presented at Krikorian Premiere Theatres throughout the week with certain bargain ticket times. There are six individual auditoriums, a full snack bar, and select movies shown in Digital 3DX.
Built in the late 1800's the O'Neill Museum is a historic piece of San Juan Capistrano history. The house museum acts as the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society Headquarters and houses the towns prominent documents, maps, photos and more.
A cinema multiplex with a number of amenities, Regency Theatres in San Juan Capistrano is most notable for Rick's Cafe, a bar and restaurant on the premises. It shows first-run movies and offers specials and matinees.
Chapparosa Park is a leisure park that is situated on 16.5-acres of land. The park features a tot lot, a tire swing, four picnic tables, three basketball courts, a lighted soccer field, a restroom, and four barbecues.
26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Mission San Juan Capistrano celebrates the early culture of Orange County, California and the Native American inhabitants. The mission offers guided tours and hands-on activities that include basket weaving, koi feedings, adobe brick making and gold panning.
San Juan Creek Trail is a multi-use hiking and biking trail open year round. The 6 mile trail offers both paved and more challenging dirt paths with hills and variable terrain, and runs past the town and alongside beachfront areas.