b'MONARCH BEACHHop on and off at the luxuriousRITZ-CARLTON(ritzcarlton.com) andWALDORF ASTORIA Strands Beach(waldorfastoriamonarchbeach.com)-branded coastal resorts for an opulent daycation, or longer stay. Take a dip in the pool. Dine on coastal-infused small plates. Play a round of golf. Or visit a day spa. The indulgence-filled options here are endless. In a neighborhood exuding romance, local eateries pull out all the stops for dates, any time of day. Get an intimate Italian steakhouse experience atBRIO TUSCANY GRILLE(briorestaurant.com) and sip martinis atSTELLAS ITALIAN RESTAURANT(stellasitalian.com). For live entertainment and a garden patio, head toSALT CREEK GRILLE(saltcreekgrille.com) and dine on elevated comfort fare. Since were on the topic of Salt Creek, take the trolley toSALT CREEK BEACH PARKfor a day of sand and surf. Pack a picnic or opt for elevated snack shack fare atYOUNGS BEACH SHACK(youngsbeachshack.com). Or stay aboard and head towardSTRANDS BEACH . Here, take the funicular down to the picture-perfect, sandy beach nestled against the cliffs of theDANA POINT HEADLANDS.Hike coastal trails or simply relax beachside. For a little respite from the sun, visit the shops atMONARCH BEACH PROMENADElikeLINGERIE PARADIS, USA(lingerieparadisusa.com) and shop MONARCH BAY PLAZA . Or catch a ride toOCEAN RANCHand shop jewelry atSWISS CONNECTION(jeanjacquesmamie.com) TAIL-WAGGING FUNYes! If the question is, can my four-legged friend hop on the trolley, the answer is a resounding yes. Pet-friendly transportation, parks, resorts and vacation rentals, shops, eateries and open-air attractions, Dana Point has everything for traveling dogs and companions. Take a strollor paddle, yes, on a kayak or paddleboardaroundDANA POINT HARBOR(danapointharbor.com). Window shop theLANTERN DISTRICTand grab an outdoor bite or locally brewed beer. For a pet-friendly hike, head toSALT CREEK TRAILand enjoy straight-from-a-postcard views. Want to ditch the leash? Get social at the citysDOG FUN ZONESlocated at Creekside, Crystal Cove, Heritage and Sea Canyon parks. Fun with your pup awaits in Dana Point!MAKE A CONNECTIONWant to take your local adventures to neighboring cities? Connect to free summer trolleys running throughout Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Explore a plethora of local beaches. Tour a historic mission. Or get a dose of retail therapy at the OUTLETS AT SAN CLEMENTE(outletsatsanclemente.com)|14| Destination Dana Point | Dana Point Chamber of Commerce'