SoCal Attractions

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Boat at Harbor

Want to explore Southern California during your visit to Dana Point? Our beautiful city is ideally located on the Southern California coastline midway between the busy cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, making Dana Point a convenient place to stay while visiting the area. More locally, Dana Point is situated next to historic San Juan Capistrano and Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Theme Parks

There is no shortage of theme parks in the area, suitable for kids of all ages.  Thirty miles north, in Anaheim, you can find Disneyland, as well as Disney's California Adventure. Knott's Berry Farm is another family friendly park, located in Buena Park. Thirty miles to the south, in Carlsbad, you can stop by Legoland, on your way to Sea World, located in San Diego.


For the sports enthusiast, check out the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim or the Ducks in nearby Anaheim, CA. In Los Angeles, sports fans have neverending options - from the LA Clippers, Kings, and Dodgers, to David Beckham's new soccer home at the LA Galaxy. College football and basketball fans can visit USC and UCLA campuses, both located in Los Angeles.

Arts and Culture

The Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Concert Hall, and South Coast Repertory Theater are committed to supporting artistic excellence and engaging the entire community. Located in Costa Mesa, these facilities are 30 miles from Dana Point.

Ninety minutes north of our city lies Hollywood. Enjoy the celebrity packed entertainment capital of the world for everything from concerts, theater, movie premieres, and star sightings.