Even California grey whales need to stop and check for directions. This weekend and next, Dana Point is the place they'll do it, and so the city's holding its 41st annual Festival of Whales. Ground zero for Dana Point's party is the Headlands Conservation area:
The Park includes a public trail system, over three miles in length, and links all the parks and open space areas of the Headlands. The system includes pedestrian trails, coastal and beach access, scenic overlooks and the Nature Interpretive Center. The parks and trails can be reached either off of Green Lantern or at Dana Strand Rd., limited parking is available along these streets or at the Nature Interpretive Center parking lot. The trails are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily.
This weekend they've got a parade, a block party, educational lectures, and a sandcastle building contest.