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Visit Dana Point, Safely & Confidently.

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Travel Safe. Travel Confidently.

As a destination, Dana Point is committed to providing our visitors with an experience that is as safe, memorable, and enjoyable as possible. While considering visiting Dana Point, please be prepared to follow safety guidelines deemed necessary by the CDC, State of California, and county of Orange.



Open for Leisure Travel

After dreaming of ocean breezes and stellar sunsets, it’s finally time to plan your Dana Point vacation. With seven miles of coastal beachfront, open air, cliffside eateries, renowned dolphin and whale watching, world-class boating, and endless opportunities to catch a wave, we can’t wait to welcome you for that getaway you’ve been waiting for. Rest easy knowing that Dana Point’s hotels and local businesses have worked diligently to prepare for this moment by implementing operational and physical changes with your health and safety in mind.

Kindly note that, although leisure travel is now permitted, there are still important health orders and business modifications in place. Orange County is currently in the “orange tier” of the state’s four-tiered approach to reopening safely and returning to “business as usual”. Below you will find information and guidelines to consider as you plan your safe visit to Dana Point.

Mask Up: Per the California Department of Public Health and Orange County, individuals over the age of three, are required to wear face masks.

  • A face mask, or similar article that completely covers your nose and mouth, is required while in hotel public areas as well as when out walking, shopping, and dining (masks can be removed for eating and drinking).
  • Masks are required if you are inside of, or in line to enter any indoor public space, picking up food from your car window, and while waiting for, and on all public transportation and rideshares.
  • Masks are also required when in outdoor public spaces. If you’re on less populated trails or engaged in outdoor recreation at the beach such as running, biking, and walking, pull up your mask when you encounter other people in close proximity. You don’t need to wear a mask in the water.

Keep Your Distance: Practicing physical distancing is required. Please remain six feet away from those not in your traveling party at all times.

Additional Healthy Practices: 

  • Isolate at home if you are feeling sick
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Wear a mask or other appropriate face covering
  • Wash hands often
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

What’s Open?

  • Hotels & lodgings
  • Restaurants with to-go, curbside, outdoor dining, or indoor with reduced capacities
  • Wineries and wine tasting rooms with to-go, curbside, outdoor dining service, or modified indoor service
  • Bars and breweries where meals are provided with to-go, curbside, outdoor dining service, or modified indoor service
  • Bars, wineries, breweries, and distilleries where meals are not provided can open outdoors with modified service
  • Retail stores and shopping malls with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums with outdoor exhibits or modified indoor service
  • Public beaches and outdoor playgrounds
  • Most bluffs, hiking trails, and parks
  • Golf courses
  • Family entertainment centers with outdoor operations, or indoors with modifications
  • Hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons with modified service.
  • Gyms and fitness facilities with outdoor facilities, or indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services, like spas, body waxing, tattooing, and piercing with modified service
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Places of worship with outdoor services, or indoors with modifications
  • Professional sports without a live audience. Youth sports with appropriate 6-foot social distancing and modifications
  • Indoor movie theaters with modifications

*Please check with individual businesses and locations to confirm business hours, available services, and individual guidelines. Many indoor operations are offering limited capacity.


For outdoor fun, you’ve come to the right place! Enjoy our gorgeous beaches, parks and trails. We just ask that you follow the guidelines and orders as we want to keep Dana Point a safe destination for you, our visitors.


Many resorts and businesses in Dana Point have completed the rigorous programs set forth by health professionals, State of California and industry associations, such as the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Global Biorisk Advisory Council, CDC, and more to keep you safe. Click on the links below to learn more:

  • Guide for Hotels
  • Cleaning & Training
  • CDC Best Practices
  • 3rd Party Accrediation
  • Clean & Sanitization
  • 20-Point Program
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Travel Recommendations
  • Business & Workplaces

Respect California

Visit Dana Point joins Visit California in its call for safe and responsible travel throughout the state this summer and beyond. We support the Responsible Travel Code launched earlier this month, which asks visitors to travel with RESPECT by committing to seven best practices when exploring the Golden State:

  • Roam Responsibly
  • Educate Myself
  • Safety First
  • Preserve California
  • Embrace Community
  • Celebrate Culture
  • Teach Others

The code marries the imperative to travel safely amid the coronavirus pandemic with California’s ongoing effort to encourage visitors, tourism industry partners and Californians to create a sustainable and respectful environment for all. As the code’s preamble pinpoints, “Respect is the key to keeping each other safe and all of California’s precious and fragile beauty protected, today and tomorrow.”



Additional COVID-19 Resources