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Dana-Point sits midway between Los Angeles and San Diego amid the rolling hills and coastal bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. Considered one of the most romantic spots in California, the man-made harbor at Dana Point attracts thousands of visitors each year. The scenery is magnificent, especially from a promontory bluff known as "The Headlands," which overlooks Dana Point Harbor. You will find everything here, including a marina with 2,500 boat slips, complete harbor facilities, boat rentals, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, swimming, walking or playing on the beach. Shopping is a fun activity in Dana Point at the Mariners Alley and Mariners Village, as well as dozens of interesting shops at the Dana Point Harbor. You'll find everything from art and collectibles, custom made jewelry, designer sunglasses and clothing, premium ice creams, t-shirts and trinkets. Whale watching is popular at Dana Point December through March, and the annual "Festival of Whales," is held each March. Several whale-watching excursions are available from Dana Point Harbor. Dana Point offers so much to see and do; your only problem will be finding enough time to enjoy this incredibly beautiful seaside town!

Surrounding areas: Capistrano Beach, California (1.5 mi), San Juan Capistrano, California (2.7 mi), Laguna Niguel, California (3.6 mi), San Clemente, California (4.8 mi), Laguna Beach, California (6.0 mi), Laguna Hills, California (8.8 mi), Mission Viejo, California (8.9 mi)

Dana Point Vacation Rentals

Dana Point Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Dana Point Inn By The Sea34744 Pacific Coast HwyDana Point, CA (949) 240-0150
Blue Lantern Inn34343 Blue Lantern StDana Point, CA (949) 661-1304
Doubletree Guest Suites-Doheny Beach34402 Pacific Coast HwyDana Point, CA (949) 661-1100
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites34280 Pacific Coast HwyDana Point, CA (800) 232-3262
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort And Spa25135 Park LanternDana Point, CA (949) 661-5000
Ritz-carlton1 Ritz Carlton DrDana Point, CA (949) 240-2000
Capistrano Surfside Inn Resort34680 Pacific Coast HwyCapistrano Beach, CA1.5 mi.(949) 240-7681
Clarion Suites Inn34734 Pacific Coast HwyCapistrano Beach, CA1.6 mi.(949) 248-1316
Ritz Carlton Hotel Laguna Niguel33533 Ritz Carlton DrLaguna Niguel, CA1.6 mi.(714) 240-2000
Best Western Capistrano Inn27174 Ortega HwySan Juan Capistrano, CA2.9 mi.(949) 493-5661
Best Western Casablanca Inn1601 N El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA4.7 mi.(949) 361-1644
Days Inn1301 N El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA4.9 mi.(949) 361-0636
Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach2300 W Coast HwyNewport Beach, CA5.6 mi.(949) 722-2999
Country Plaza Inn35 Via Pico PlzSan Clemente, CA5.7 mi.(949) 498-8800
Holiday Inn San Clemente Resort111 S Ave De Ln EstrellaSan Clemente, CA5.7 mi.(949) 361-3000
Best Western Laguna Brisas1600 S Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA6.1 mi.(949) 497-7272
La Casa Del Camino1289 S Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA6.3 mi.(949) 497-2446
Motel San Clemente1819 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA6.4 mi.(949) 492-1960
Holiday Inn-laguna Beach696 S Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA6.7 mi.(949) 494-1001
Travelodge-san Clemente Beach2441 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA6.8 mi.(800) 843-1706
Canyon Point22681 Oakgrove AveAliso Viejo, CA6.9 mi.(949) 716-6100
Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente2481 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA6.9 mi.(949) 366-1000
Inn At Laguna Beach211 N Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA7.3 mi.(949) 497-9722
Comfort Suites3701 S El Camino RealSan Clemente, CA7.6 mi.(949) 361-6600
Fairfield Inn26328 Oso PkwyMission Viejo, CA7.8 mi.(949) 582-7100
Alize2 EnterpriseAliso Viejo, CA8.2 mi.(949) 176-5600
Best Inn1404 N Coast HwyLaguna Beach, CA8.2 mi.(877) 363-7229
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods24341 El Toro RdLaguna Woods, CA9.7 mi.(949) 588-0131
Courtyard By Marriott Laguna Hills23175 Avenida De Ln CarlotaLaguna Hills, CA9.8 mi.(949) 859-5500
The Comfort Inn Laguna Hills23061 Avenida De Ln CarlotaLaguna Hills, CA9.8 mi.(949) 859-0166
Ayres Suites Mission Viejo28941 Los Alisos BlvdMission Viejo, CA10.7 mi.(949) 455-2545
Irvine Suites23192 LK CTR DrEl Toro, CA12.1 mi.(949) 380-9888
Americas Best Value Inn - Irvine23150 Lk Center DrLake Forest, CA12.1 mi.(949) 855-1000
Comfort Suites20768 Lk Forest DrLake Forest, CA12.1 mi.(949) 900-1288
Extended Stay America20251 Lk Forest DrLake Forest, CA12.1 mi.(949) 598-1898
Staybridge Suites Lake Forest2 OrchLake Forest, CA12.1 mi.(949) 462-9500
Residence Inn By Marriott10 MorganIrvine, CA12.6 mi.(949) 380-3000
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels30 Technology DrIrvine, CA12.9 mi.(949) 727-4228
Candlewood Suites Irvine East3 S Pointe DrLake Forest, CA13.0 mi.(949) 598-9105
Candlewood Suites16150 Sand Canyon AveIrvine, CA14.0 mi.(949) 788-0500

Dana Point Weather & Climate

The Southern Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles and San Diego, enjoys some of the most beautiful weather in the state year round. This region boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year, balmy days and cool evenings - perfect for beachcombing, tennis, golf and other outdoor activities. The rainy season runs November through early April, with dry conditions and low humidity the rest of the year. It's not unusual to go all summer with no precipitation at all. Low clouds and fog are usually present right along the coastline on warmer summer days, but clears up by early afternoon. The summer heat is moderated by cool ocean breezes, but keep in mind that as you travel inland away from the cooling effect of the ocean, the temperatures rise (although not to uncomfortable levels.) Thunderstorms in this area are infrequent and light.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 66°F 43°F 2.75 in. 57°F
February 67°F 44°F 2.96 in. 57°F
March 67°F 46°F 2.58 in. 59°F
April 70°F 48°F 0.84 in. 62°F
May 71°F 53°F 0.25 in. 62°F
June 74°F 56°F 0.13 in. 66°F
July 77°F 60°F 0.04 in. 67°F
August 78°F 59°F 0.12 in. 68°F
September 78°F 59°F 0.35 in. 66°F
October 75°F 54°F 0.47 in. 64°F
November 71°F 47°F 1.23 in. 61°F
December 67°F 43°F 1.84 in. 58°F

Dana Point Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the John Wayne Orange County airport (SNA) located about 17 miles northwest of Dana Point in Santa Ana, California, the Chino airport (CNO) located approximately 34 miles north of Dana Point in Chino, California, the Long Beach airport (LGB) located roughly 35 miles northwest of Dana Point in Long Beach, California, and finally the Ontario International airport (ONT) located around 40 miles north of Dana Point in Ontario, California.

Dana Point Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventure CityAnaheimCA28.1 mi.
Disney's California AdventureAnaheimCA28.1 mi.
DisneylandAnaheimCA28.1 mi.
Legoland CaliforniaCarlsbadCA29.4 mi.
Knott's Berry FarmBuena ParkCA32.4 mi.
Castle Amusement ParkRiversideCA37.4 mi.
Scandia Amusement ParkOntarioCA40.9 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterUplandCA43.3 mi.
Pharaohs Lost KingdomRedlandsCA49.9 mi.
Pacific ParkSanta MonicaCA59.4 mi.
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal CityCA59.6 mi.
Belmont ParkSan DiegoCA60.8 mi.
SeaWorld San DiegoSan DiegoCA60.8 mi.
Frasier's FrontierEl CajonCA63.1 mi.
Six Flags Magic MountainValenciaCA85.2 mi.
Water Parks
The Haunted Galleon and Volcano IslandLake ElsinoreCA25.1 mi.
Soak City U.S.A.Buena ParkCA32.4 mi.
Raging WatersSan DimasCA44.3 mi.
Pharaoh's WaterparkRedlandsCA49.9 mi.
Oasis WaterparkPalm SpringsCA70.5 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborSanta ClaritaCA80.0 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborValenciaCA85.2 mi.
Golf Courses
San Juan Hills Country ClubSan Juan CapistranoCA2.9 mi.
San Clemente Municipal Golf CourseSan ClementeCA4.8 mi.
Shorecliffs Golf ClubSan ClementeCA4.8 mi.
Talega Golf ClubSan ClementeCA4.8 mi.
Aliso Viejo Golf ClubAliso ViejoCA9.2 mi.
Casta del Sol Golf CourseMission ViejoCA10.5 mi.
Lake Forest Golf & Practice CenterLake ForestCA11.7 mi.
Tijeras Creek Golf ClubRancho Santa MargaritaCA12.8 mi.
Robinson RanchSanta ClaritaCA14.4 mi.
El Toro Golf CourseIrvineCA14.9 mi.
Oak Creek Golf ClubIrvineCA14.9 mi.
Strawberry Farms Golf ClubIrvineCA14.9 mi.
Back Bay Golf CourseNewport BeachCA15.4 mi.
Rancho San Joaquin Golf CourseIrvineCA15.4 mi.
Newport Beach Golf CourseNewport BeachCA16.8 mi.
Costa Mesa Golf & Country ClubCosta MesaCA17.4 mi.
Tustin Ranch Golf ClubTustinCA19.9 mi.
River View Golf CourseSanta AnaCA20.9 mi.
Willowick Golf CourseSanta AnaCA20.9 mi.
David L Baker Memorial GolfFountain ValleyCA22.3 mi.
Mile Square Golf CourseFountain ValleyCA22.5 mi.
Ridgeline Executive Golf CourseOrangeCA23.1 mi.
Anaheim Hills Golf CourseAnaheimCA25.9 mi.
Fallbrook Golf ClubFallbrookCA27.3 mi.
Dad Miller Golf CourseAnaheimCA27.6 mi.
Oceanside Center City Golf CourseOceansideCA27.8 mi.
Oceanside Golf CourseOceansideCA27.8 mi.
Emerald Isle Golf CourseOceansideCA27.9 mi.
Colony Country ClubMurrietaCA28.3 mi.
SCGA Members Club at Rancho CaliforniaMurrietaCA28.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Snow ValleyRunning SpringsCA60.9 mi.
Ski SunriseWrightwoodCA61.5 mi.
State Parks
Crystal Cove State ParkCA9.5 mi. 
Huntington Beach State ParkCA19.3 mi. 
Bolsa Chica Beach State ParkCA25.0 mi. 
Alamitos Bay State ParkCA30.3 mi. 
Chino Hills State ParkCA31.7 mi. 
White Point State ParkCA39.1 mi. 
Heritage of San Clemente & Visitor CenterSan ClementeCA5.7 mi.(History)
Beall Center for Art and TechnologyIrvineCA15.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Irvine MuseumIrvineCA15.5 mi.(Art)
National Bicycle History Archive of AmericaSanta AnaCA21.4 mi.(Technology)
Bowers Museum of Cultural ArtSanta AnaCA21.4 mi.(History)
California Surf MuseumOceansideCA26.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
California Surf MuseumOceansideCA26.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLa JollaCA28.6 mi.(Art)
Museum of Making MusicCarlsbadCA29.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Fullerton Railway Plaza AssociationFullertonCA30.6 mi.(Technology)
Antique Gas & Steam Engine MuseumVistaCA32.1 mi.(Technology)
Motts Miniatures MuseumBuena ParkCA32.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Long Beach Museum of ArtLong BeachCA35.0 mi.(Art)
Museum of Latin American ArtLong BeachCA35.0 mi.(Art)
Riverside Municipal MuseumRiversideCA37.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Cooper Regional History MuseumUplandCA43.3 mi.(History)
American military museumEl MonteCA45.5 mi.(Technology)
San Bernardino County MuseumRedlandsCA49.9 mi.(History)
Museum of ToleranceLos AngelesCA51.0 mi.(History)
Carole and Barry Kaye Museum of MiniaturesLos AngelesCA51.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Santa Ana ZooSanta AnaCA21.4 mi.
Birch AquariumLa JollaCA28.6 mi.
Los Angeles ZooLos AngelesCA51.0 mi.
San Diego Wild Animal ParkSan DiegoCA60.8 mi.
San Diego ZooSan DiegoCA60.8 mi.
Sea World of San DiegoSan DiegoCA60.8 mi.
The Living DesertPalm DesertCA77.9 mi.

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