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Fall in Dana Point

October 6, 2022

It may feel like Summer all year round in Southern California, but that doesn’t stop us from welcoming the Fall season! With average temperatures in the mid-seventies, Dana Point makes the ideal destination to visit. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay now and come see what SoCal Autumn is all about! And for our fellow locals, take note and join us for some fun activities to try this season.

Wine Tasting 

Sunset and wine on the ocean…what could be better? Hop aboard Dana Wharf’s Orange County Sunset Wine Cruise. Enjoy the ocean breeze, music, wine tastings, and gorgeous harbor views on Dana Wharf’s luxury catamaran. The cruise features wine from The Organic Cellar where passengers can indulge in organically grown and pesticide-free wines.

A beautiful sunset at dana Point Harbor
A group of people talking and drinking wine while gathered near the ocean in Dana Point Ca

You can also grab a seat at Frisby Cellars located on the Dana Point harbor. It’s warm and inviting atmosphere makes it the perfect place to treat yourself to a glass, or two, of wine! Frisby Cellars offers a variety of red and white wines along with complimenting bites such as a charcuterie box or prosciutto flatbread. Check out Frisby Cellars’ website and Instagram page to see their weekly specials, live music, and all other upcoming events. 

Fall Events in Dana Point

Dana Point has plenty of events coming up this Fall! The Dana Point Fine Art Association will be holding its Fall Festival Show the weekend of October 15th. 

Don’t miss this year’s REDO Market on October 30th. Explore a community of local artisans and makers showcasing a specially curated vintage collection. Shop, grab some food, and check out the live music!

Man singing and playing guitar at the Dana Point Farmers Market
People walking a dog near some surfboards at the Dana Point Farmers Market

Don’t forget about the weekly Dana Point Farmers Market held every Saturday morning through the afternoon. Stop by and support locally-owned small businesses and grab some seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Cozy around the Fire

Nothing says Fall like cozying up around the fire! Grab some blankets, s’mores, and a fire pit at Doheny State Beach for a fun night on the sand. 

People roasting Marshmallows at a Dana Point Fire Pit
People chatting while roasting Marshmallows around a Dana Point Fire Pit

Many Dana Point resorts and hotels offer fire pits on their properties for guests to enjoy during the chillier evenings. If you are staying at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort and Club definitely check out The Monarch Bay Beach Club and dine steps from the sand and one of their many tables centered around individual fires.

You can also select from rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, and Waldorf Astoria that offer private fire features on some of their patios and balconies. Perfect to enjoy the sunset and make s’mores in the comfort of your room!

A firepit overlooking the ocean at the Waldorf Astoria in Dana Point
A Fire Pit from a hotel balcony room at a hotel in Dana Point California

Football Season

We didn’t forget about all you football fans out there, check out these local hotspots to grab a brew and catch the game at:

Station Craft Brewery + Kitchen – With a large selection of beers on tap, happy hour specials, and a fun atmosphere all while watching the game on the big screen.

StillWater Spirit and Sounds – Heated outdoor seating, a large outdoor fireplace, TV’s for the game, 54 beers on tap, and plenty of great food! All the necessities are covered! Check StillWater’s website for their live music schedule and events coming soon.

The Point Restaurant and Bar – Bring your family and friends and grab a drink and bite for a fun time! Voted one of the top sports bars in 2020 by the OC Register, The Point makes a great option for game night.