Things To Do In Dana Point

Up to 54% Off a Whale-Watching Cruise

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

$25 $12

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Experienced crew guides sightseers on two-hour evening tours to catch views of scenic seascapes and blue and gray whales

Up to 63% Off Pilates at Rado's Fitness

Rado's Fitness

Dana Point

$130 $49

Pilates strengthens cores and helps participants build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility

Up to 73% Off Outdoor Personal Training

Laguna Personal Fitness

Lantern Bay Park

$180 $59

Certified personal trainers get their clients in peak physical condition with custom-tailored training regimens in a stunning oceanside park

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for Two

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

$98 $49

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A 63 ft. catamaran glides through Dana Point Harbor during 90-minute cruises as a convivial host serves snacks and The Organic Cellar wine

Up to 44% Off Painting Event from Paints Uncorked

Paints Uncorked

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Grab a seat and an easel near the bar and learn the strokes for recreating the session's chosen art piece

Up to 61% Off Painting Classes

Painting and Fun

Multiple Locations

$45 $20

Experienced painter teaches students of all ability levels to create paintings with step-by-step instructions; supplies provided

Up to 85% Off at Sun Salute Yoga

Sun Salute Yoga

Dana Point

$195 $29

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Seasoned yogis lead students through poses on a soft floor that eases pressure on the joints and strengthens core muscles

Up to 59% Off at Reform Pilates Studio

Reform Pilates Studio

Dana Point

$120 $49

Reformer machines allow for greater range of motion in workouts; barre classes use the ballet barre and dance foundation movements

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Membership

The Dragon Institute

Dana Point

$149 $45

Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art practiced by Bruce Lee, teaches self-defense, discipline, and respect

Up to 51% Off Painting Class at Painting & Vino

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine or cocktails

Up to 71% Off PADI Course at Beach Cities Scuba

Beach Cities Scuba Centers

Multiple Locations

$575 $199

PADI-certification course imparts open-water scuba skills over course of two weekends; optional dives with underwater scooter

Up to 53% Off Guided Kayak Fishing

Fish Village

Dana Point

$260 $129

Anglers use sit-on-top kayaks during guided half- or full-day fishing trip through Dana Point

Up to 60% Off a Sailing-Lesson Package

Aventura Sailing Association

Dana Point

$475 $189

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A five-week sailing course teaches students the skills necessary to charter a boat, and membership grants rentals from a sailboat fleet

Up to 81% Off Outdoor Boot Camp at A FIT Club

A FIT Club

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

AFAA-certified personal trainers lead cardio, core, and strength-training exercises in the park

50% Off Pub Food and Drinks at Vivo Rooftop Lounge

Vivo Rooftop Lounge

Dana Point

$30 $15

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Manhattans, gimlets, and specialty cocktails served alongside upscale pub food on a rooftop patio overlooking the ocean

Up to 84% Off Classes at So Cal Boot Camp

So Cal Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$223 $35

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Fitness program includes nutritional coaching, motivational training, and fitness instruction aimed at incinerating body fat

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Dana Wharf Whale Watching's expert crews and skippers glide their watercrafts on the open seas so visitors can soak up sunshine while searching for rare and endangered whales as they migrate south to avoid tax season. Expert captains steer crafts through frothy spumes and narrate each trip, educating passengers on the abundant life beneath the glassy waters. Voyagers can either venture into the boat's full-service galley for a hot meal or bring their own food and nonalcoholic drinks to stave off hunger and resist eating the ocean's jagged, hamburger-shaped coral.

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point,
CA
US

The elegant artisan-styled Romance on the Water bridal fair exhibits an eclectic array of resources and local vendors to assist brides-to-be in crafting their vision for matrimonial merriment. Delectable hors d'oeuvres and live music from an on-site DJ sate gallivanting bridal buffs as they seek inspiration in chic surroundings designed by a modish crop of top-notch vendors that, in past fairs, have included Crate & Barrel, The Cupcake Store, and Krista Jon Floral & Botanical Stylist. Jo Malone, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, and Frette Linens are set to join the May 22 fair's roster.

24399 Dana Drive
Dana Point,
CA
US

Snorkeling provides land-lubbing humans with an easy, thrilling opportunity to meet their distant marine neighbors and escape the summer heat. In one two-hour joyride, the skilled seafarers at Riviera Yacht Charters will board passengers on a gorgeous Coast Guard-certified vessel for a breezy tour of the ocean surface, leaving dazzling figure eights and calligraphy spelling out the names of famous horses in its wake. They'll then outfit each explorer in snorkeling gear in preparation for an underwater tour of coastal kelp forests, reefs, and coral sandscrapers, where a certified PADI underwater naturalist will take the time to identify the marine creatures that cross your goggled pathway. Call ahead to schedule your trip.

34671 Puerto Pl
Dana Point,
CA
US

From the shores of Big Bear Lake and Dana Point, it's not uncommon to see someone flying high above the waves. But they're not using a hang-glider or an albatross on growth hormones. They're riding one of Action Aqua Flight's flyboards, contraptions that allow their riders to shoot into the air and cut through the surf atop plumes of water. A board beneath the rider's feet thrusts them upward via two massive jets, while two arm-based streams allow the wearer to stabilize and turn. All the while, an instructor follows behind on a jet ski, supplying the board with pressurized water and relaying instructions via headset. Sessions are bookended by calming cruises aboard a pontoon boat, and riders can opt to have their flights recorded for posterity.

34571 Golden Lantern
Dana Point,
CA
US

Spout jets shoot from beneath your feet, launching you from the water's surface, over boats and wildlife. But the experience doesn't hinge on magic or a bribe slipped to Aquaman. Instead, Fly Jet Sports' licensed instructors teach guests how to control their own FlyBoards—water-powered jetpacks strapped to boots and fueled by a current shot through a long, flexible hose. Instructors send FlyBoard users out off the coast of Dana Point, Newport Beach, and Long Beach with the skills to travel nearly 30 feet high or down to 8 feet below the surface. The boards also let their operators reach speeds up to 18.5 miles per hour when towed by a jet ski or chased by an amorous whale.

34512 Embarcadero Place
Dana Point,
CA
US

Fashion Destination Group strives to bring local designers, brands, and businesses into the fashion spotlight through various events throughout the year. On Saturday, June 9, their Summer Fete showcases myriad designs, exhibitors, and stylish ensembles to be explored by fashion-forward audience members. During the afternoon, participants can stop by seminars helmed by industry insiders to learn about new trends, and attend the afternoon fashion show on the grand lawn, where models donning the creations of renowned designers strut their wearable pieces of art.

1 Monarch Beach Resort North
Dana Point,
CA
US