Almost two centuries ago, writer Richard Henry Dana, Jr. described Dana Point as the most romantic place along the Southern California coast. Today, this exciting city can rightly claim to have maintained – and even surpassed – that distinction.
Dana Point features wonderful destinations that will help you and your significant other create unforgettable memories. Here are three of the best ones:
- The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
Located atop a 150 foot bluff with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, this AAA 5 Diamond resort hotel embraces Dana Point’s coastal nature in every aspect.
The ocean is the inspiration for its spa services, making use of sea salt, algae and water in massages, skin therapies and other treatments. Most rooms in the hotel feature a private patio or balcony that looks out to the water.
The hotel’s restaurants offer stunning ocean views and serve coastal cuisine, incorporating sustainable seafood and local organic meat and produce. For an extra romantic meal, you can order in-room dining or dine under the stars at the hotel’s outdoor oceanfront lounge.
With easy access to the Salt Creek Beach, you can spend the day doing exciting water activities together, or taking long romantic walks along the sand.
And to capture the priceless moments you spend at the hotel, you can book the 45 minute lifestyle photo shoot service, offered free of charge only to resort guests.
- Monarch Beach Resort
With its stunning hillside and oceanfront location, this resort hotel offers a long list of luxurious amenities and features that will make your stay truly unforgettable.
You and your significant other can enjoy countless activities at Monarch Beach, from taking private surf lessons to kayaking to simply lazing on complimentary lounge chairs while sipping on cocktails. At night, you can keep warm by a bonfire on the hotel’s private beach after an excellent meal at one of the fine restaurants here.
The resort also features a highly rated golf club, where you can enjoy a few games, or take lessons together at the club’s Golf Academy.
For an exhilarating experience, take a self-guided hike up to Bluff Top, and enjoy a romantic picnic amid beautiful overlooking views.
As an AAA Five Diamond facility, Monarch Beach Resort guarantees topnotch service and accommodations that will make your romantic getaway as seamless as possible.
- Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
Couple spas, exciting activities, easy access to a spectacular beach and Dana Point’s historic harbor – all these await you at this AAA Four Diamond resort hotel.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa offers romantic sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from the top of a bluff. Featuring luxurious rooms with a contemporary beach chic design, this resort hotel guarantees a wonderfully relaxing getaway.
Have unforgettable adventures as you explore Dana Point’s historic avenues, or try out the myriad activities the area has to offer, including sailing, whale watching, jetskiing, or ziplining.
Best of all, enjoy tranquil moments together at The Spa at Laguna Cliffs. The Spa’s idyllic cliff top location is the perfect setting for the rejuvenating services it offers, including a variety of massages, facials and body treatments. You and your partner will surely enjoy the luxurious Side by Side Massage service, which comes with champagne, a chocolate treat and a 30 minute stay at the serenely opulent couples’ suite.