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Visit Dana Point

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Why Choose Our Destination?

If you’re thinking about meeting in Southern California, and it’s between Los Angeles and San Diego, that’s exactly where you’ll find Dana Point in the OC — perfectly located halfway between LA and SD. Dana Point is nestled on a sunny seven-mile stretch of California coastline. The destination offers four world-class resorts that include The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Monarch Beach Resort, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa and The DoubleTree by Hilton Doheny Beach renowned for unsurpassed service and incredible indoor and outdoor facilities perfect for intimate meetings and black-tie galas alike. The resorts can collectively accommodate your larger meetings and conferences needs including a wealth of engaging activities and attractions to ensure a memorable meeting.

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Distance from airport

  • John Wayne Orange County Airport

    37.01 km from city center

  • Long Beach Airport

    69.2 km from city center

  • Los Angeles International Airport

    99.78 km from city center

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Monarch Beach Golf

Recreation
10 minutes away
Few golf experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Here, along the dramatic bluffs of Southern California, master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition on one of the select few oceanfront golf courses in California. Commanding sweeping views to the sea, this par-70 championship course offers an unending variety of play. Quality and service are at the core of the golf experience at Monarch Beach Golf Links, which offers an assortment of amenities for the convenience of our guests: Resort golf facility open to the public year-round At the Clubhouse, the Club 19 restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, drinks & appetizers until the later afternoon with spectacular golf course and ocean views The golf courses, Monarch Café and refreshment cars service is located adjacent to the first tee and fifth tee Golf & Lifestyle Retail Store offers top lines of golf merchandise and equipment as well resort wear and ocean themed home decor Locker room for men and women Golfers have access to the Miraval Spa facilities and gym for a discounted rate of $25.00 (only valid for same day as golf) The Golf Academy at Monarch Beach offers various player development and golf instruction programing Netted hitting bays, putting & chipping green FLEX Sets premium club rentals available featuring; Nike, TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping & Titleist Nike rental Golf Shoes available 24-hour reservation service; phone & online Groups ranging in size from 12 to 144+ can be accommodated for tournaments and special events Host of the 2001 & 2002 Hyundai Team Matches Golf Magazine’s Premier Golf Resorts for 2016-2017 - GOLD Medal Winner 4.5 Stars (out of 5) - Golf Digest, “Best Places To Play” Golf Channel's #1 Buddies Trip for Ladies for 2013 & 2016 OC Weekly Winner of the Best Golf Course of 2015 Call for more information: 949.248.3001
50 Monarch Beach Resort North
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Dana Point Harbor

Recreation
5 minutes away
Dana Point Harbor is not only a beautiful harbor in one of the most romantic areas of California, it is also a bustling portside community, offering many amenities to both residents and guests. Dana Point Harbor is divided into the East and West Basin, both of which operate as a separate marina. Combined, they have a total of 2,500 slips for vessels of various sizes. Included in the harbor are 50 guest slips for boats transiting the coastline and yacht clubs, which makes weekend cruises from the harbor ever more popular and exciting! Additional harbor facilities are a ten lane launch ramp, dry boat storage hoist, fishing pier, shipyard, marine fuel dock, three yacht clubs, and a commercial sports fishing operation, which offers whale watching trips through out the year. One-of-a-kind boutiques offer beautiful, unexpected treasures. You won’t want to miss the sterling silver and gold jewelry handcrafted by artisans of the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Santo Domingo from The White Pelican. Other shopping delights include special cards, art collectibles, designer perfumes, clothing for men, women, and children, artisan chocolates, and specialty coffee and teas from around the world. After all of that shopping, you’ll want to enjoy a fabulous meal at the one of restaurants that is located within Mariner’s Village and Dana Wharf. Try the fish and chips from Jon’s Fish Market, where you can enjoy the sounds of a saxophone player in the late afternoon, providing a beautiful backdrop to the great food, and panoramic harbor views. For dessert, don’t miss The Scoop Deck, located within Coffee Importers, which sells Dreyer’s Ice Cream and an array of mouthwatering desserts. Try the Mocha Shake- a longstanding favorite with chocolate and coffee ice cream, a shot of espresso, mocha beans, and a shot of homemade whipped cream to top it all off- delightful!
34624 Street of the Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

Recreation
5 minutes away
Captain Dave’s daily dolphin and whale watching trips aboard high-tech catamarans can get you up close & personal with Blue Whales (May – November), Gray Whales (December – May), and year-round Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and occasionally Orcas (Killer Whales). Not to mention five species of wild dolphins that can number in mega-pods of up to 10,000, sharks, sea lions, endangered seabirds and much more, for an educational and incredibly exciting whale watching experience. Captain Dave’s boats are never crowded with a maximum of 49 passengers. And they’re eco-friendly, too, because we don’t offer sport fishing. We specialize in dolphins and whales! Knowledgeable marine naturalists explain how these animals live while you explore our collection of whale and dolphin artifacts. And Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat! Our vessels depart from Dana Point every day. Our whale watching trips serve all of Southern California including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Oceanside, and San Diego Charters for meetings/groups also available. Call for information or to book (949) 488-2828
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center

Recreation
10 minutes away
The Nature Interpretive Center is located adjacent to the CNLM Dana Point Preserve, at the terminus of Scenic Drive (Green Lantern becomes Scenic Drive). The facility includes educational, management and operational space designed as a visitor center for the Conservation Area. The Center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Public walks are offered at 9am on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays of every month. The tour schedule is as follows: Nature Tour: 1st Saturday Whale Tour: 2nd Saturday History Tour: 3rd Saturday www.danapoint.org/visitors/nature-interpretive-center For more information, call (949) 248-3527
34558 Scenic Drive
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Recreation
5 minutes away
The Original Whale Watching Company in Orange County Dana Wharf Whale Watching began in 1971 and was the first whale watching company in Orange County. We are the premier year-round whale watching facility in Southern California if you are coming to Whale Watch you want to do it from Dana Point with Dana Wharf the pioneers of the industry . We interact with over 1000 whales during the Gray whale migration in the winter and view hundreds of 90 feet Blue whales in the summer. In addition to whales, thousands of dolphins, sea lions, sea faring birds and even shark are found year-round in our waters, so we always have plenty of wildlife to see. We are also home to the original Dolphin Stampede video. Charters for meetings/groups also available. Call for information or to book: 1-888-224-0603
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Ocean Institute

Museum
5 minutes away
The Ocean Institute, founded in 1977 as the Orange County Marine Institute, is a community-based 501 (c ) 3 organization that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. The Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales. Meetings and groups will find a wide variety of options from hosting a welcome reception on a tall ship to an intimate gathering around a fire circle, to large state-of-the-art meeting facilities.
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Dana Wharf Sportfishing

Recreation
5 minutes away
Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Well, we have good news for you! Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go – young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip. Our landing caters to the novice as well as the seasoned angler. Our knowledgeable crew and expert skippers who are always eager to help educate and instruct, if needed. The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. They include Halibut, Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. You never know what you might reel in, and that is part of the magic of fishing. Our vessels are clean and our friendly, professional and experienced crew are there to help you! Our vessels offer a full galley with hot and cold food. Beer, soda, chips and candy are available for purchase (sorry, no coolers can be brought aboard the boat). If you do not have fishing gear, we have rods and reels to rent from $14 – $18, and a day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required. Come join us for an adventure you will never forget. It might just become an obsession. Charters for meetings/groups available. Call 1-888-224-0603
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA, US 92629

Outlets at San Clemente

Shopping
10 minutes away
Orange County's only coastal outlet shopping center. Open Daily, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Outlets at San Clemente Customer Service 949-535-2323 Toll-free: 844-OSC-SHOP Shop@outletsatsanclemente.com Driving Directions NOTE: Some GPS receivers do not yet recognize “West Avenida Vista Hermosa.” Please use the following directions to ensure a smooth arrival. From I-5 South: Exit Avenida Vista Hermosa. Turn Right onto Avenida Vista Hermosa. Turn Left into the center.From I-5 North: Exit Avenida Vista Hermosa. Turn Left onto Avenida Vista Hermosa. Turn Left into the center. Parking Options Self-parking is available throughout, including covered parking in the lower level of the spacious parking structure on the south side of the center near Avenida Pico.
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA, US 92672

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In Dana Point, you’ll discover the soulful style of Southern California, where transformational ocean experiences await, and remarkable sophistication abounds. Your group will instantly marvel — and forever hold memorable — the beautiful mix of sand and sea unlike any other oceanfront destination. It’s the Whale Capital of the World, and the luxury center of Southern California, all in one incredible destination. Dotting Dana Point’s pristine coastline and dramatic bluffs are four remarkable resort properties, each with panoramic ocean views that are breathtaking. Here, guests are graciously enveloped with a sensational setting of functional indoor and outdoor venues, distinctive accommodations, unique dining and uncompromising hospitality. Close in proximity – within three miles— and even closer in partnership, the four resorts of Dana Point provide expert planning and special event support to ensure your meeting logistics are smooth and stress-free. And getting to Dana Point is a breeze. You can fly into Southern California via five major airports. Los Angeles (LAX) and San Diego (SAN) are convenient and John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County is only 20 miles from Dana Point. Once you land, there’s so much to see. Dana Point is home to a variety of whales and herds of migrating dolphins — it’s exhilarating viewing marine life whether cruising around on a stand-up paddle board, or on the world’s most unique catamaran with underwater viewing pools. In addition to extensive property-level green initiatives and sustainable meeting practices, the resorts of Dana Point have united to provide accommodating ... relaxing ... inspiring ... breathtaking and memorable moments for all who visit . Breathtaking...that's the point!

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