Dana Crest Park: Simply a Dream for Multiple Kids

Dana Crest Park

Dana Crest Park in Dana Point is in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of areas to wander. My sister easily brought four kids under the age of 5 to this park and had no trouble watching them all.  The kids seem to the love the little make-believe houses most of all. A reader calls this the "other dinosaur park" in deference to the big dinosaur park in Laguna … [Read more...]

Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point

Sea Canyon Park Dana Point

Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point is an awesome park for climbers. I love that the big kid equipment is safely enclosed so even little kids can wander around. Directions to Sea Canyon Park: From Golden Lantern, turn onto Acapulco near Dana Hills High School. Make a right on Elisa, left on Santiago. Address: 33093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point, CA. MAP to Sea Canyon Park in Dana … [Read more...]

Why Every Southern California Kid Should Go Whale Watching

Why EverySouthern California Kid Should

Dana Wharf Whale Watching invited my family on a whale watching trip at the end of February. Every time we go whale watching with Dana Wharf is a different experience. The boat is always sturdy and the captain and crew are always accomodating -- but we never see the same thing twice.  March is time for the Dana Point Festival of Whales and a special opportunity to catch the … [Read more...]

ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers Monitor Underwater Parks

ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers

The Resorts at Dana Point are founding partners in the Reef Check Foundation's Adopt-a-Reef program. Reef Check trains and supports a network of volunteer divers to monitor over 100 protected underwater parks in California - and many more internationally. (It's a lot more complicated than that with different protection designations for different areas, but we'll call them … [Read more...]

Explore Dana Point Public Library Kid Section for Beach Books

Dana Point Public Library

Dana Point Public Library has a modest kid section with new releases and separate area of picture books. Family-friendly? Kids Section? Small separate kids section with reading table for kids books and a table with 4 chairs inside the picture book section. Audio Books? One small section of shelving for audio books. Easy Labels? My daughter loves fairy tale books … [Read more...]