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34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dana Point Harbor just keep getting more and more festive each year. The walkway along the harbor from Wind n Sea to the Ocean Institute is a lighted holiday experinece for young and old. Enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent time here three days of the week we visited. We strolled through the shops, ate at the restaurants,and purchased fresh seafood at Jon's fish market. The entire place was decorated for Xmas, and the lights were amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dana Point Harbor is all lit up at the end of the year. The boat parade is very nice and the shore based lighting even better. 2018 seems to be the best year ever.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CaliforniaLen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular I will be back next year the boats were. Dauntingly the weather was good and the water was calm all n all it was a beautiful evening

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thirtythirty007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will be welcome at Dana Point Harbor. That is the best anyone could say. There are excellent restaurants from sidewalk cafes like Captain John's Fish Market, or sit-downs like the Wind n' Sea. The whale watching, and fishing trips from Dana Wharf are world...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Dr_GS_Hurd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice place to walk around and check out the sights. Lots to see. Scenic. Very interesting. Marina is loaded with boats and its great to check out. Nice walkway with restaurants and marine shops to keep you busy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Randy2353
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

What a nice surprise. The lights attend the harbor are beautiful and interesting. They even include frolicking dolphins

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caw18
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

It’s been our favorite since ‘76 when we bought our first boat and it’s still special. Great walking, excellent restaurants, and amazing vistas to enjoy. So welcoming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely place just to walk around, eat, or shop. Plenty of parking and a beautiful place to admire the yachts and the ocean landscape.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MominOC
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Nice shops around . Must go for photo op. It's nice place to hang out . Have coffee or a meal. I wasn't able to go back for the sunset, but I think it would be gorgeous.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Christopher T
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Response from ChadG282 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I've ever seen but after heavy rains it's there. According to the Orange County Register, it's flowing again. Google it. I can't post html links here.
Christopher T
5 July 2017|
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Response from Ruth G | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no waterfalls at Dana Point. There are some scenic beaches to explore, lots of picnic spots, good restaurants, huge marina with interesting boats, and the Ocean Institute is quite intriguing! Lots to see and... More
13 May 2016|
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Response from Dave G | Reviewed this property |
The schedule may have changed since I went. Check on-line as seasons will effect schedule. It's a great trip enjoy. PS If this helps please state with a thumbs -up. ~BWD