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FALL in love with Dana Point!

September 14, 2023

Dana Point in the fall is simply amazing! Our weather doesn’t change too much, it just gets better like fine wine! The traffic slows down from the summer, and pink sunsets light up the sky on quiet beaches or a paddle on the water. Beach days are the best days this time of year.

paddling dana point harbor

Fall in Dana Point is the kick off to outdoor adventures by the beach from the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach to the 35th annual Velzy Surf Classic, with a sprinkling of Halloween themed events in between, not to mention our Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a magical time of the year and a wonderful excuse to BOOK a family stay, a romantic getaway, or a friends trip with one of our many fall offers. 

The weather is ideal for enjoying a glass of wine on a sunset wine cruise on the harbor, dining at one of our many restaurants like Bourbon with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, or visiting our local wine and cheese shops while enjoying your purchase at one of our many hotel balconies with a view such as the Waldorf Astoria. Check out the “wine hour” that is included in a stay at Blue Lantern Inn.

dana point harbor sunset


waldorf astoria

Dana Point is famous for its Whale Watching and it’s a quintessential experience when visiting. Though we experience whale watching year around, It’s a chance to see Humpbacks, Bryde’s Whales, Blue Whales and a possible Dolphin Stampede! Check out one of our Whale Watching tour operators and book your adventure this season.

blue whale tale