There are so many options for adults to enjoy in South Orange County, but what about fun activities for the whole family? We’ve come up with a few places that both the kids and the adults we know (including our families) enjoy locally. Since we service a wide area, we’ll give you some for San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Dana Point!
The Mission in San Juan Capistrano
When you’re a kid, a Mission may not be the most exciting thing to see. Luckily, you’re an adult and can cater anything to your child’s likes and dislikes! The Mission in San Juan Capistrano is known as “the jewel” because of the beautiful layout and vibrant colors the diverse flower collections.
If you have a kid who likes bugs, take them to the flowers and watch the bees pollinate the garden. If bugs aren’t their thing, they also have a beautiful koi pond plus the area is frequented by hummingbirds and butterflies as well. A perfect time to go is in March when the Swallows migrate back to South OC.
Not to mention the actual tour itself. You can go rogue and wander around, or pick up a recorded guided tour and learn at your own pace. Either way is great, and if your kids are at all interested in history, this is the way to go.
Del Mar Street in San Clemente
As far as fun activities for the whole family go, Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente is incredibly diverse. There are boutiques, art galleries, cafés, wine bars, restaurants of all types, designer stores and more shopping than you can do in one day! With all of these options, everyone can find something that interests them and the whole family can share the experience together.
A few of our favorite fun activities for the whole family include shopping for athletic wear at Killer Dana, looking for things for the kids at Petite Bonhomme, eating sushi at Del Mar Sushi, or checking out high-end fashion at Angel Wings boutique. The list could be endless, but if you want to experience all it has to offer, clear your day and bring the whole family down.
Doheny State Beach in Dana Point
If you don’t know Doheny State Beach as one of the fun activities for the whole family, then you don’t know all that it has to offer. The beach is, of course, an attraction in itself, but the cool things around it make it really exciting. There is Baby Beach, Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, and the Catalina Express!
Baby beach got its name because the waters are peaceful and non-threatening for even the youngest of children. Captain Dave’s is a super fun activity for the whole family. You are best off going between December through April to see whales, but you may get lucky from May to November and spot the enormous Blue Whales. You are also likely to see seals, dolphins, and even sharks during the two and a half journey!
The Catalina Express comes all the way to Dana Point, but it takes you out of the area so it may not necessarily qualify as an activity in South OC, but we included it since it’s easily accessible locally. Catalina has a wealth of activities of its own to explore.
Last but not least, we had to mention Doheny Days. The concerts on the beach are terrific, and you’re surrounded by the beach, it’s a win/win!
Have any more questions about fun activities for the whole family in Orange County? Drop us a line at 949-392-6400 (call or text) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!