- TripBuzz found 354 things to do with kids in or near Dana Point, California, including 329 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Newport Beach and Irvine.
- From Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari to Salt Creek Beach, the Dana Point area offers 132 different types of family activities, including: Beaches, Parks, Whale Watching Tours and Paddleboarding.
- Sweeping ocean views and dramatic cliff sides are prominent in Dana Point, CA. The affluent residential community offers tourists many opportunities for both indoor and outdoor entertainment. It's harbor is one of the few in Orange County, offering OC locals and visitors access to boating, surfing and other water excursions. The city also hosts the annual Festival of Whales and Tall Ships Festival.
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31791 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
A favorite Southern Destination for families and children is the ZOOMARS Petting Zoo. The petting zoo features a train ride and gold planning and is home to a wide array of farm animals including ponies, sheep and goats.
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.
Shorecliffs Golf Course offers golfers the chance to play an 18-hole game of golf from one of four sets of tees. The location, which hosts tournaments, also offers access to a pro shop, a driving range, and a restaurant.
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.
31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Featuring performing arts acts, Camino Real Playhouse is a community theater that hosts a variety of musicals and acting workshops. On Saturdays, the playhouse hosts stand up comedy with local comedians.
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.
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Ninth Ave and Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 MoreLess Info
1,000 Steps Beach is an isolated beach, and it is always almost empty, especially because the visitor has to climb down more than 200 steps until reaching it. It has a bathroom, a shower and a counter-top.