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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Dana Point is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Dana Point. This city's sailing, whale watching and golfing draw many visitors. Main Beach Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Dana Point

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Travelers enjoy Dana Point for its whale watching, boating and camping. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dana Point a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shorecliffs Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • San Clemente Pier (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Talega Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • San Clemente Municipal Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Dana Point

Travelers enjoy Dana Point for its boating. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 80°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Dana Point

Dana Point is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Dana Point is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Lantern Bay County Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Dana Cove Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Harbor Point Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Sea Canyon Park (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Doheny State Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dana Point

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Dana Point?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 978 house rentals around Dana Point. From 379 Houses to 333 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Dana Point is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Dana Point?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dana Point:

  • Capistrano Beach: 433 vacation rentals
  • Monarch Beach: 172 vacation rentals
  • Lantern Village: 122 vacation rentals
  • Lantern Bay Estates: 62 vacation rentals
  • Marquesa: 84 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Dana Point?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Dana Point. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lantern Bay County Park: 2,267 home rentals
  • Dana Point Harbor: 765 home rentals
  • Monarch Beach Golf Links: 2,307 home rentals
  • Harbor Point Park: 2,289 home rentals
  • Pines Park: 2,008 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dana Point listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dana Point?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 379 Houses in Dana Point. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dana Point include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 333 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 70 lodging choices
  • Villas: 92 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dana Point?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 410 vacation homes with pool available in Dana Point.

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