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Out of Office: Make Dana Point Your Conference Room

July 11, 2019

Forced fun while working 9-5 isn’t so bad in Dana Point…

Here on business but you don’t know what to do?!! First things first, you are out of the office and are visiting Dana Point, so let’s show you where to have some fun, relax, and entertain.

Work it out

Whether you are here on business for the first time, or for the 100th time, the Dana Point resorts can keep you fully entertained with views of the beautiful beaches, upscale restaurants, and AMAZING work out rooms with a medley of unique classes. Take full advantage of any down time you may have and experience all that the town has to offer a with a few suggestions to go, see, and do in Dana Point.

Decompress from work with a mind and body workout. IHeart Yoga offers Yoga in the Park at Lantern Bay Park just steps outside the doors of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Borrow a mat and ZEN out before your next meeting or if you are feeling like you want more of an original experience try their Vino and Vinyasa or Paddle and Yoga workshop. Schedule available here.

Walk into a class at Studio A Pilates and Yoga at Lantern Bay Village and feel immediately relaxed by their coastal décor. They offer the one of a kind MELT Method Pilates class that entails a revolutionary approach to a pain free rolling class that helps to sustain an active and youthful lifestyle. The self-treatment balances the nervous system and connective tissue. Not only will this class make you feel open and pain free but energetic!

If you don’t have time for a full hour class, walk around Dana Point Harbor, or master the million stairs leading up to Lantern Bay Park. The break and views will help to refocus and motivate you for the rest of the workday.

If relaxation is on your to do list as you answer emails after working out, the Monarch Beach Resort has a magical Dry Bar. Set up an appointment for a blow out and hair style before heading out for business engagement.

Entertain with a Night Out

Most often if you are here on business, entertainment is a key factor during your stay in Dana Point. Whether you have to arrange a dinner out or a meeting over drinks for Happy Hour, here are a few ideas for impressing your colleagues that will make you look like a local:

Happy Hour:

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern offers a drink and happy hour menu Monday-Friday 3-6pm in Dana Marina Plaza. Order a medley of small plates, especially the Dueling Southern Dips paired with the Tavern Margie.

Waterman’s Harbor: Overlooking Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach, this restaurant not only has a scenic view of the boats coming in and out of the harbor, but their happy hour and it’s ambiance are quintissential Dana Point. You might be lucky to view a pink sunset while you discuss business over drinks.

If you are looking to dress to impress, host a private charter at Dana Wharf Sportfishing or Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari with a wine or whale cruise. Dana Point is the Whale Capital of the West. It’s perfect for team building!

Dinner:

Raya at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a unique experience! The views of that surround The Ritz Carlton will make you want to stay in Dana Point forever, but this Pan Latin Restaurant with it’s flair for serving sustainable seafood is both a hint of California cuisine mixed with beach views making it a quality business dinner idea.

Bourbon Steak: James Beard award winning Chef Michael Mina’s steak and seafood menu has been named the #1 Restaurant by The Orange County Register. The view and cuisine are not only impressive at the Monarch Beach Resort, but by arranging a business dinner here is sure to get you promoted! It’s a gem with its chic menu and outstanding service.

Away on business in Dana Point can feel like a vacation even when you are at work. We hope you take full advantage of your time in town.

by Nicole Lindstrom