At Besame Mexican Grill, the kitchen sneaks housemade items under the radar and into the menu. Their shrimp cocktail, for example, perches blue Mexican shrimp above housemade cocktail sauce, and their cinnamon churros arrive decked out in housemade whipped cream. These signature touches help to upgrade south-of-the-border staples into elegant new variants, including enchiladas full of slow-cooked short ribs and fish-of-the-day covered in yellow mole sauce. Tacos, which are available at a discount on Tuesdays, brim with carne asada, chicken, and carnitas. As the happy hour menu suggests, those same tacos pair excellently with margaritas. And there are eight of these in all, from the classic house margarita to the fruity watermelon and the fancy Cadillac, named for the only place one should never drink it.
Dedicated to spreading nautical know-how, Aventura Sailing Association has been supplying aspiring seafarers with sailing instruction, boat rentals, and knowledgeable skippers since 1976. Captain Mark Howe helms the association's sailing school, which instills students with safety guidelines and sailing theory in a classroom setting before taking to the waves for hands-on experience with navigation and popular pirate songs. Instead of suffering the expenses of boat ownership, Aventura Sailing Association members are free to rent vessels from the association's stable of well-maintained 30- to 43-foot sailboats, paying only for the time spent atop the waves. Membership ($55 for each additional month) also grants discounted pricing on sailing school, access to various sailing events, and the opportunity to shadow more experienced sailors and glean subtle tricks of the trade.
Nearly every night of the week, Brio Tuscany Grille buzzes with live entertainment and special events. Of course, the food adds to the overall experience, too. Since 1993, the restaurant has treated its guests to award-winning Italian cuisine all week long, even until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Ocean breezes surround diners as they sit down to wood-fired pizzas and nearly a dozen different pasta and risotti options. Oftentimes, though, it's Brio Tuscany's signature crab and lobster bisque that steals the show. It features Maryland crab and local Pacific lobster simmered with fresh herbs, spices, and a splash of sherry wine. On weekdays, visitors can also pop in for a light lunch before returning to the office or their job making sure clouds stay in the sky.
A fervent believer in the power of juicing, Jaime Hoben founded Juicilicious Juice Bar with the hopes that her message of drinking to your health almost always means juicing. Maximizing health potential, all of Juicilicious' offerings are organic and cold-pressed?meaning customizers get the highest benefits of the fresh fruits and veggies, since produce is never heated?producing juices packed with optimal amounts of enzymes and nutrients. Hoben and her staff design customized juice cleanses for clients, who can choose the duration of the cleanse, as well as their preferred drinks, and also specialize in smoothies, kids' drinks, healthy shots, and a?a? bowls.
Located in Dana Point (Laguna - South Beaches), The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort is convenient to Harbor Point Park and Nature Interpretive Center. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 400 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios where you can take in ocean and golf course views. 42-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and double sinks.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Dana Point? This hotel has 30000 square feet (2700 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Vivo Rooftop Lounge proves that the view from the top is spectacular. The open-air lounge overlooks a stretch of waterfront park along the Pacific Ocean from a fourth-floor perch. It?s the perfect spot to catch the sunset over cocktails, especially since Vivo specializes in classic manhattans and the treetini, a mix of Veev a?ai spirit, pomegranate liquor, lime juice, and Sprite. In an effort to promote environmental sustainability, the restaurant will plant one tree for every treetini served.
A selection of gastropub dishes?available after 5 p.m.?rounds out the menu. Diners can enjoy burgers, pasta, and grilled seafood on plush, outdoor couches while roaring fire pits and patio heaters keep chilly ocean breezes and confused snowmen from Antarctica at bay.