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Salt Creek Beach
Salt Creek Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point Harbor
Attraction type: Piers & boardwalks
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Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
Owner description: The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area is managed by two different entities, the City of Dana Point and the Center for Natural Lands Management. It is atop the Dana Point... more Owner description: The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area is managed by two different entities, the City of Dana Point and the Center for Natural Lands Management. It is atop the Dana Point Promontory and is comprised of 4 parks (in total approximately 60 acres) that contain native Coastal Sage and Coastal Bluff Scrub plant communities. Up to 16 rare plant and 2 Federally Listed species call this area home! Approximately 3 miles of different types of trails wind through coastal bluff tops, mesas, and beaches. less
Attraction type: Visitor centers
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Pines Park
Pines Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Catalina Express
Catalina Express
Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art... more Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art watercraft available while maintaining a high level of dedication to safety, customer satisfaction, and quality of service. Today, the fleet consists of 8 high-speed vessels. More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, and with year round service and up to 30 departures daily, you can easily join them. less
Attraction type: Ferries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Stacks Pancake House
Stacks Pancake House
Ranked #1 of 114 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Casanova Ristorante
Casanova Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 114 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
The Shwack Beach Grill
The Shwack Beach Grill
Ranked #3 of 114 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Californian, Hamburgers, Family Fare, Healthy
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Luciana's Ristorante
Luciana's Ristorante
Ranked #4 of 114 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Stonehill Tavern
Stonehill Tavern
Ranked #5 of 114 Restaurants in Dana Point
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel
$114 - $215
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea
$147 - $305
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
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Beachcomber Inn
Beachcomber Inn
$100 - $225
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in San Clemente
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
3.5 of 5
Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
$239 - $303
Ranked #1 of 1 Dana Point B&B and Inns
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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
$213 - $402
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
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Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
3.0 of 5
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
$157 - $252
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Laguna Woods
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

St. Regis, Monarch Beach
5.0 of 5
St. Regis, Monarch Beach
$433 - $756
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
$550 - $959
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
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Montage Laguna Beach
5.0 of 5
Montage Laguna Beach
$745 - $1,000
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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