Dana Point Entertainment Magazine

Entertainment in Dana Point, California is found throughout the community by the beach. Dana Point is just off the San Diego (5) Freeway. Take the Beach Cities turnoff and follow the Pacific Coast Highway (1) North through Town Center. There is ample street and garage parking for shopping

The Dana Point Harbor

The Dana Point Harbor is known as the "Whale Watching Capital of the World."Over two million visitors came to the harbor each year for shopping, dining and recreational activities. Continue reading about the Dana Point Harbor and watch a video of the beach and cliffs.

Read more about the history behind Dana Point, Californa from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce.

Dana Point is now a community of over 37,000 residents.

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Photo: R. Zucker. Photo taken just west of the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA. harbor.

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The Ocean Institute becomes a beneficiary of Dana Point Concours d'Elegance

DANA POINT, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance announced the Ocean Institute will become a beneficiary of the organization.

The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 8,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs.

To learn about oceanography, science, and California history, students voyage onto the ocean, study in labs and live aboard all ships or in the chaparral, where they can feel and taste the salty sea spray, sort through live specimens, observe migrating whales, collect scientific data and investigate the culture and world around them. On weekends, they open our doors to the public for a sneak peek into how ocean science, history, and literature are used to inspire life-long learners.

The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance takes place on Sunday, June 27, 2010 on the prestigious Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California.

The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with proceeds supporting the Ocean Institute, the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital and other Southern California youth charities. The event is operated primarily as a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Concours, with additional classes showcasing interesting and relevant automobiles. Southern California is the automotive culture capital of the world with a deep history in design, customization and motorsports. The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance organizing committee aspires to create a premier automotive event that showcases this rich heritage

Richard Henry Dana Jr.: Two Years Before the Mast and Other Voyages (Library of America)

This classic volume collects three sea-going travel narratives by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., that span 25 years of maritime history, from the age of sail to the age of steam.

Suffering from persistent weakness in his eyes, Dana left Harvard at age 19 and sailed from Boston in 1834 as a common seaman. Two Years Before the Mast (1840) is the classic account of his voyages around Cape Horn and time ashore in California in the decade before the Gold Rush.

The book is written with an unprecedented realism that challenged the romanticism of previous maritime literature, Dana's narrative vividly portrays the daily routines and hardships of life at sea, the capriciousness and brutality of merchant ship captains and officers, and the beauty and danger of the southern oceans in winter.

Included in an appendix is "Twenty-Four Years After" (1869), in which Dana describes his return to California in 1859-1860 and the immense changes brought about by American annexation, the frenzy of the Gold Rush, and the growing commerce of "a new world, the awakened Pacific."

Dana first visited Cuba in the winter of 1859 while the possible annexation of the island was being debated in the U.S. Senate. To Cuba and Back (1859) is his entertaining and enthusiastic account of his trip, during which he toured Havana and a sugar plantation; attended a bullfight; visited chuches, hospitals, schools, and prisons; and investigated the impact on Cuban society of slavery and autocratic Spanish rule.

Journal of a Voyage Round the World, 1859-1860 records the 14-month circumnavigation that took Dana to California, Hawaii, China, Japan, Malaya, Ceylon, India, Egypt, and Europe. Written with unflagging energy and curiosity, the journal provides fascinating vignettes of frontier life in California, missionary influence in Hawaii, the impact of the Taiping Rebellion and the Second Opium War on China, and the opening of Japan to the West, while capturing the transition from the age of sail to the faster, smaller world created by the steamship and the telegraph.

From the Back Cover Together for the first time: the thrilling nautical classic by one of America's first and greatest travel writers, along with hard-to-find narratives of Dana's later journeys: To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage (1859). Journal of a Voyage Round the World, 1859-1860. Hardcover: 926 pages.
Publisher: Library of America; 1st Printing edition (October 6, 2005).

Dana Point, CA Web Links

Dana Point Harbor Information: (949) 923-2255 or visit www.danapointharbor.com.

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tourist and visitor information on entertainment, dining, rectration and shopping. http://www.danapointchamber.com/

Dana Point Directory and Guide (Printable) http://www.dirmapsusa.com/dpdir08interactive

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