- Our list of the best things to do in Dana Point, California, features the top 413 nearby activities — including 163 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Dana Point, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Dana Point, CA , followed by 387 popular activities in nearby cities, including Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Orange, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Tustin, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Elsinore, Westminster, Garden Grove, Corona, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Menifee, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles and Murrieta
97% 800 votes
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari is located in Southern California, where there are more dolphins and blue whales than anywhere else. Use the eye-to-eye viewing pod to go under water during the whale watch without getting wet.
At Dana Point Harbor, tourists can visit a variety of shopping destinations, including coffee and tea shops, clothing stores, and artisan chocolate shops. The location's restaurants include Jon's Fish Market, which offers live music.
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34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
Providing the best of aquatic activities, Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing is a must see for the adventurous. Fishing charters are great for first timers, young, old, and experienced.
A surfing instructional camp, TheCaliCamp offers weeklong intensive surfing instruction sessions led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. The camp offers lodging for students, and provides and sells a variety of equipment and apparel.
The Ocean Institute features 61 immersion-style programs that offer guests the chance to learn about marine science and the environment. The location offers access to a gift shop for those who wish to purchase souvenirs.
79% 107 votes
50 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
At Monarch Beach Golf Links, golfers have access to an 18-hole course with four sets of tees. The site also features a practice area and a rental club, hosts tournaments and golf lessons, and sells deli-style sandwiches at its cafe.