Coffee First. Start your morning with a cup of coffee at JC Beans Coffee House, a well-loved local hang out. Relax on the patio, or on chillier mornings, cozy up with your coffee next to the fireplace.
Surf’s Up. Time to get active in the water. You have your choice of surfing, body boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, skim boarding, kayaking — it’s hard to choose. Whatever your pleasure, you can opt for a lesson first or get right into the waves. Talk to the staff at the Eco-Adventure Center to help select and schedule an activity.
Burger Break. Surfing works up an appetite, which is why The Shwack is a favorite among local beachgoers. Get a signature Shwackburger or a chicken sandwich, featuring all-natural chicken with no antibiotics or hormones. Wash it down with one of their 12 craft beers on tap.
Botanical Preserve. Spend a leisurely afternoon walking the 34 miles of trails that snake through the Niguel Botanical Preserve. With 2,000 plant species filling 18 acres, you can see plants from geographic regions ranging from Australia to Chile to South Africa.
Wine Cruise. If you’re in town on a Friday, enjoy a sunset cruise from Dana Point while sampling biodynamic wines. The 90-minute OC Wine Cruise highlights wines from The Organic Cellar, which features organically grown and pesticide-free wines.
Enjoy Upscale Comfort Food. Jimmy’s American Kitchen serves all your hearty favorites, from their famous cheeseburger to Southern fried chicken. Pair your meal with a Pizza Port Chronic Amber Ale, brewed right down the road in Solana Beach.