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The Doheny Blues Festival is celebrating 20 years of incredible music this year, and it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a long weekend getaway in Dana Point.

The blues festivities will take place May 20-21 at Doheny State Beach, one of the state’s premier Southern California beaches. This year’s event will feature three stages, food and the best craft beer available on the Cali-coast, and even shopping – from handcrafted art to post artisan merchandise.

Retreat to true comfort after a day and night of blues festivities at one of Dana Point’s four resort properties, where amenities and luxury abound. Each of these hotels has its own distinct style to match your mood.

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Doubletree Suites by Hilton at Doheny Beach
Just a stone’s throw from the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the Doubletree Suites welcomes guests with boutique elegance and beach-day décor, offering an experience that is authentically SoCal. It has recently been renovated and features all-suite accommodations with stunning views from private balconies. Guests can also indulge in amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, massage facilities, fitness center, dog-friendly accommodations and more. Bonus – this property is just steps away from Doheny State Beach for easy Blues Festival access.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The ultimate grandeur awaits at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. With breathtaking, panoramic ocean views atop a seaside bluff, this state-of-the-art hotel is true luxury with a dash of California fun. Make your escape to The Ritz-Carlton if you’re looking for the royal treatment and a little seclusion after the excitement of the blues festival.

With a reimagined personality and playful approach to the California high life, the resort offers unmatched guest experiences including 180blũ, an outdoor oceanfront lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Raya, a dining experience fashioned by Chef Richard Sandoval highlighting Pan-Latin coastal cuisine, and enoSTEAK, a boutique steakhouse offering local organic produce and grass-fed meats. Resort guests can also embrace relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, where the constant presence of the ocean inspires renewal.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has repeatedly earned the AAA Five Diamond Award and promises an unforgettable stay for its guests.

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
The warm and friendly atmosphere of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa welcomes guests with a beachfront location and newly renovated luxury accommodations. Get a true taste of the California coast here with spectacular ocean views and convenient access to all that Dana Point has to offer.

Savor exceptional California cuisine at the resort’s Vue restaurant, or sip on uniquely crafted cocktails at the swanky OverVue Lounge. The resort boasts two heated outdoor pools and a family-friendly Splash Zone pool, and guests can also work up a sweat in the 2,500-square-foot Fitness Center. If the accommodations aren’t enough, book an extra day of pampering into your trip and savor a peaceful spa treatment or two after the blues festival. The Laguna Cliffs’ full-service destination Spa is a 14,000 square-feet haven to indulge in rejuvenation and relaxation.

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Monarch Beach Resort
Located in the rolling hills above the Pacific Ocean, this property has it all – activities and adventure, dining, private beach access and plenty of opportunities for R&R. Light, bright and welcoming, the Monarch Beach Resort is the place to stay for a true weekend retreat. Go poolside with a glamour cabana at the lounge pool, take in the waves off the private beach with butler service, or wine-and-dine at any of the six on-site restaurants. To really recharge, indulge in a day of pampering at Miraval Spa, the on-site spa or work on your golf game with an ocean view at the resorts’ exclusive course.

Visit the property pages to learn more and book your stay – and don’t forget to buy your tickets for the 20th annual Doheny Blues Festival! This year’s celebration promises to be the best yet.

Dana Point, Southern California

Dana Point, Southern California