Dana Point and Laguna Beach epitomize Southern California’s eclectic brand of casual sophistication. Plan for an active, outdoor itinerary without sacrificing style.
- The bare essentials: swimwear, sun protection, casual wear, sandals and a beach tote.
- You’ll need a wetsuit for surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, though those can be rented. Bring your preferred workout gear, including athletic shoes, for the resort’s fitness center or a walk or jog along the beach.
- Leave your towels, chairs and umbrellas at home — the resort’s Beach Butlers will set you up on the beach with these items.