Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Dana Point, California, is popular among visitors looking for a charming stop right off the Pacific Highway. It's known as the "Whale Watching Capital of the West," but there's more to Dana Point than its marine life.

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Actual ocean view from deck overlooking Doheny Beach
5.0
Outstanding(174 Reviews)
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Dana Point Dream Home with White Water Ocean View (Permit #STR14-0084)
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Soak up the beauty of Dana Point in our House, Dana Point Dream Home with White Water Ocean View (Permit #STR14-0084). With a range of amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, you'll feel right at home.

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4.9
Outstanding(190 Reviews)
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Stylish Chic Hotel-style Beach Cottage-Central AC,Patio,Bikes,Walk to Beach
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 1 bath
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Are you ready to indulge in a relaxing getaway? Our House in Dana Point has everything you need for a rejuvenating stay. Treat yourself to Stylish Chic Hotel-style Beach Cottage-Central AC,Patio,Bikes,Walk to Beach's exceptional amenities, such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi.

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3.4
Average(319 Reviews)
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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Discover the beauty of Dana Point with a stay at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach, a top rated Resort with amenities such as Air conditioner, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Beachfront
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3.9
Good(439 Reviews)
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3star
Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Soak up the beauty of Dana Point in our Hotel, Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea. With a range of amenities such as Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Smoking allowed, you'll feel right at home.

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LUXURY  +   WORLD CLASS VIEWS !!!
4.9
Outstanding(125 Reviews)
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 in Dana Point
ENJOY SPECTACULAR LUXURY OCEANFRONT +MILLION $$$ VIEWS + BEACH ACCESS/ SEE VIDEO
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

This Condo for $452 in Dana Point, is perfect for your next (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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From kitchen looking into living room with Smart TV
4.9
Outstanding(150 Reviews)
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Upgraded one level condo. Lantern Village. AC! View deck. Easy walk to Harbor.
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Condo in Dana Point, for $290 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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4.1
Excellent(677 Reviews)
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3star
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Nestled in Dana Point, this Hotel is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel's top-rated amenities, including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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3.9
Good(35 Reviews)
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 in Dana Point
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

This inviting Resort in Dana Point can fit your needs for many types of vacations, at $353 per night.

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Dana Point travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Dana Point vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Dana Point, and more.

Frequently asked questions

About Dana Point

There isn't a bad neighborhood to choose in the mid-sized coastal city. From right off the Pacific Highway to Capistrano Beach, you'll always be near the action.
  • Beaches: Surfing and swimming are popular at Doheny State Beach. Surfers also love the waves at Salt Creek Beach.
  • The Harbor: In addition to the thousands of boat slips it provides, Dana Point Harbor also is the center of the city's dining and retail scene with more than 50 options to choose from.
  • Nature: Dana Point is home to several Marine Protected Areas, including Dana Point Headlands and Niguel State Marine Conservation Area. It's also home to a three-mile trail system, four conservation parks and a nature center that's ideal for learning more about the city's wild side.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Dana Point, CA?

Dana Point, CA has numerous tourist attractions that make it a must-visit destination. Here are some of the top attractions:

  • Doheny State Beach
  • Dana Point Harbor
  • Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area
  • Salt Creek Beach

Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities at these locations, from swimming, fishing, and kayaking, to whale watching, hiking, and biking. Dana Point is also home to a number of restaurants, shops, and other attractions, making it a great place to spend a day or two exploring.

How can I get around in Dana Point, CA?

You can get around in Dana Point, CA by:

  • Driving
  • Riding a bike
  • Using public transportation

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Dana Point, CA?

Dana Point, CA offers a variety of affordable accommodation options ranging from luxury resorts to budget hotels. Here are four of the top picks:

  • Dana Point Marina Inn: A stylish hotel offering spacious rooms and a convenient location close to the harbor.
  • Capistrano Surfside Inn: An affordable hotel located near the beach, with an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
  • Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea: A comfortable hotel offering all the amenities you need for a great stay.
  • Dana Point Beach House: An oceanfront vacation rental featuring two bedrooms, a living room, and a patio.

What is the culture like in Dana Point, CA?

Dana Point, CA is a beautiful coastal town located in Southern California. It offers stunning views, a laid back atmosphere, and a vibrant culture. Here are five key elements of the culture in Dana Point:

  • Outdoor recreation – With its stunning beaches, parks, and trails, Dana Point is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Arts and culture – The town is home to a range of art galleries, museums, and cultural events.
  • Dining and nightlife – From casual pubs to fine dining, Dana Point has something for everyone’s tastes.
  • Shopping – The town offers a variety of shops, boutiques, and markets.
  • Music and entertainment – The town is home to a number of music venues and live entertainment.

Is Dana Point, CA safe to travel to?

Dana Point, CA is generally considered a safe place to travel. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Keep your valuables secure.
  • Avoid walking alone at night.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Dana Point, CA?

Popular shopping destinations in Dana Point, CA include:

  • Lantern District - offering a variety of boutique shopping and dining options.
  • Dana Point Harbor - offering a variety of restaurants, shops, and activities.
  • Doheny Village - offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

Where is Dana Point, CA?

Dana Point, CA is a coastal city located in southern Orange County, California. It is situated along the Pacific Coast, just south of Laguna Beach and north of San Clemente. The city is known for its excellent beaches, harbor, and attractions such as the Ocean Institute and the Dana Point Harbor.

What are the top things to do in Dana Point, CA?

Dana Point, CA is a popular vacation destination with plenty of activities to do. Here are the top things to do in Dana Point:

  • Visit the Dana Point Harbor
  • Go whale watching
  • Explore the Doheny State Beach
  • Go kayaking or paddle boarding

You can also take a stroll along the Headlands Coastal Trail, enjoy the art galleries and shops in the Lantern District, or take a boat tour to Catalina Island. No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have a great time in Dana Point.

What do I need to know before visiting Dana Point, CA?

Before visiting Dana Point, CA, it is important to know that it is a coastal city located in Orange County, California. It is home to many tourist attractions, such as the harbor, Doheny State Beach, and Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area. Here is a list of things to keep in mind:

  • The city experiences mild temperatures year-round, but temperatures can be cooler in the evenings, so be sure to pack accordingly.
  • Be aware of the oyster beds in the harbor. They can be dangerous to unknowing swimmers, so it is important to stay away from them.
  • There are many restaurants, shops, and activities to enjoy in the area, so researching what is available may help you plan your trip.

What is the price range for rentals in Dana Point?

Vacation rentals in Dana Point have a price range between $74-$4,789. The average price for rentals in Dana Point is $279 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Dana Point?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Laundry

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