12 micro-itineraries for Coastal Orange County
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Dana Point( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
3. Dana Point Now, we're a bit north of San Clemente, in Dana Point, with a little flashback: In 1834, a rich kid from New England decided to look for a little adventure before starting law school at Harvard. His name was Richard Henry Dana Jr., and he signed on as a merchant seaman on a tall ship working the cattle-hide trade along the coast of Alta California.
Pictured: Placid Dana Cove in Dana Point is a favorite spot for families with toddlers.