Save the Date, June 21! Summer Solstice with The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Celebrate summer solstice with us at The Ranch at Laguna Beach on June 21st! 

A whimsical night under the trees at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, featuring a menu created by Executive Chef, Charles Imbelli.

5pm-8pm Reception & dinner

Tickets $150 per person, limited amount available. Proceeds support the Ocean Institute’s Outdoor Education programs. 

Tickets on sale soon, stay tuned for additional information!

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Hotels and Resorts

Wondering if you can find a place to stay? No problem. Visitors are in for a real treat in the variety of choices available. From a quaint Victorian bed & breakfast to the luxury of the Monarch Beach Resort, the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, and the Montage, few other areas offer a wider selection of accommodations for the traveler, all conveniently located to everything that makes the South Orange County Coast such a memorable place to visit.


Monarchs of Jazz

Did you recently join us for A Wave of Jazz 2017, and are looking for some more jazz to groove to? 

Monarch Beach Resort has you covered! Monarchs of Jazz returns this Spring with two nights of exceptional jazz music presented by Saxman Paul Taylor, Vocalist Louis Price, and two-time Grammy Award-winning Guitarist Paul Brown on April 29th and Vocalist Oleta Adams, Saxman Warren Hill, and Keyboardist Brian Simpson on May 13th at 7:00 PM

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Seaside Coffee

The seaside patio at The Coffee Importers is the ideal location for breakfast after your early morning walk, a refreshing lunch spot, an afternoon pick me up or an evening gathering place to meet with friends. Now you have no excuses! Come on down and enjoy! The Coffee Importers sells fresh roasted coffee from around the world.

Open seven days a week, 7 am – 9 pm. The Bagel Shop is open daily 7 am.


Best Monarch Beach Getaway!

This luxurious and warm beach house resort experience is winning rave reviews, like a spot on the Departures “Top 100 List” and a “hottest luxury debut” nod from Robb Report

Learn what the buzz is all about with this limited-time offer and discover the inspiring Miraval Life in Balance Spa, picturesque oceanfront golf, sparkling pools, private beach club, and new culinary experiences.

  • Guest room rates from $299

  • $50 daily resort credit

OI Special Offer

The Only West Coast Engagement of Moby Dick!
South Coast Repertory January 20-February 19

The power—and the poetry—of Melville’s colossal novel is transformed into a masterwork for the stage. Driven on by a self-destructive madman, larger-than-life characters search for the white whale, pitting themselves against the Seven Seas with a fiery passion, in this robust and theatrically stunning production by Chicago’s renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Ocean Institute patrons receive special ticket prices when you use the code “MOBYOI” when ordering. 

$30.00 January 28-February 12
$35.00 February 14-19

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City of Dana Point
Attractions & Points of Interest

The Dana Point Harbor houses 2,500 yachts within its two marinas, inside a one-and-a-half mile jetty. Complete harbor facilities include guest slips, a fuel dock, shipyard, launch ramp, boat rentals, yacht sales, community class instruction for all ages, fishing, windsurfing, jetskiing, kayaking, boat charters, two yacht clubs, a sailing association, ocean classroom labs, shops, restaurants, picnicking and a baby beach for young swimmers.