Orange County Magazine sent their explorers to Dana Point and checked-in to our amazing community for a weekend. Check Adventure #4 and all their adventures in Dana Point here;
Enjoying the Outdoors:
We can’t explore Dana Point without mentioning the outdoors. There are so many outdoor activities to enjoy - hikes, walks, and camping to Yoga in the Park to name a few. The best memories that I have are camping at Doheny State Park. It's the perfect introduction to camping. It isn’t roughing it too much, and it's right there at the beach. If an overnighter is not your thing, line up early for a day camping spot at the south end of the park and be first in line to snag a fire pit.
With all that sun, Dana Point’s perfect ocean breeze allows for just about anything outdoors to be the ideal setting on a summer day. Here are some ideas for getting your outdoor activity fix while exploring the town:
Yoga in the Park: IHeartYoga is one of the largest yoga communities in Orange County. You can join them for yoga outdoors at Lantern Bay Park or in their studio. Bring your mat and find some OM on the grass overlooking the harbor. They also offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Yoga too! Or take a stroll around the harbor to the island and run the stairs to take in the view and some history Dana Point history Bluff Top Trail. See the Hide Drougher Statue and the concrete arches memorializing the Dana Point Inn that never came to be. It’s a breathtaking and definitely Instagram worthy. (www.iheartyoga.org)
Dana Point truly is “The Endless Summer." It's why Bruce Brown built offices in town to work on his film in 1964. Though it will continue to grow, its history is embedded in this beach town, and it is why it’s a favorite amongst locals and travelers alike.