From Luxury Apartments to Decadent Dining, We’ll See You in Dana Point!

Via Locale: Nestled on the cliffside of south Orange County, you will find the dreamy town of Dana Point. Thanks to it’s exclusive eateries, artistic flair and some of the best surf breaks in SoCal, this neighborhood is the ultimate blend of upscale luxury and laid-back vibes. If you’re planning on relocating to this charming community, we don’t blame you. Here are eight reasons why Dana Point is the place to be in 2022. 

Should you decide to make a move, Prado West apartments is the place to call home. Located in the heart of the Dana Point Lantern District, this luxury apartment community offers  custom home finishes and luxurious amenities. Break a sweat at the 24-hour, state-of-the-art gym, gather for drinks on the rooftop deck or hit the beach on an e-bike. Prado West even offers residents complimentary beach equipment for a day of fun in the sun (think Yeti coolers and paddleboards)! If you dream of living a luxury beach lifestyle this year, then schedule a tour while brand-new apartment homes are still available.

If you are looking for a luxury dining experience with an admirable ambiance, then what are you waiting for? Make a dinner reservation at Whitestone Restaurant and thank us later! Located along Pacific Coast Hwy, this hospitality-driven restaurant serves modern yet approachable dishes from acclaimed chef Anthony Celeste. It’s an ideal place for intimate date nights, big birthday celebrations or even a fresh-from-the-office happy hour party!

Surfing in Dana Point began in the early 1930s, and thanks to the lessons provided by Girl in the Curl, the surf culture is still going strong today. This surf school specializes in youth classes but also teaches clinics and private lessons for men and women of all ages. Their instructors are trained in CPR, first aid, water safety and—of course—fun, providing an enjoyable and safe atmosphere for everyone! If you live near the beach, you at least have to try surfing.

Giana Dana Point is a European-style bakery and is the best thing to happen to Dana Point since sliced bread. Sister store of Maison Cafe + Market, Giana’s believes in creating and serving real food that feeds the body, nourishes the soul and connects the community. You can shop at their market that’s filled with imported meats and cheeses, decadent Italian wines and fresh-baked bread or simply enjoy their full-service dining room. Giana’s is passionate about creating the food that brings people together.

Craft House is a local gastropub with a simple mission to serve delicious food that’ll make you want to come back week after week. Not only does their menu have a distinct flare, it also offers plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds. From birria egg rolls and tuna poké chips to their top-of-the-line Wagyu burger and an even more impressive whisky menu, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this elevated eatery.

Ohana Fest 2022 is an iconic music festival where the community comes together to celebrate music, art and Dana Point’s surf culture. Three different stages are set between the palm trees at Doheny State Beach where the festival takes place over two weekends. Although the lineup has yet to be announced, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam have been some of the legendary past performers. There is no shortage of good vibes at this epic celebration!

Wine tasting at sunset is nice, but wine tasting at sunset on a luxury catamaran just hits different. The Wine Tasting Sunset Sail experience is OC’s only wine cruise where you are accompanied by a host to lead you through a sampling of various organic wines. And since wine tasting isn’t complete without a charcuterie spread, you also get to pair your tasting with gourmet cheese and crackers along with dried fruit and nuts. Enjoy an evening of sunshine, cool ocean breezes and romantic sunset views.