Irvine and Dana Point, California both have a ton of beautiful green spaces and cultural attractions and eateries that are ideal for the whole family! Check out some of our favorite family-friendly things to do in Irvine and Dana Point!
Captain Dave’s Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Safari – Dana Point
If you want to get up close and personal with nature, there’s no better place to go in Irvine than Captain Dave’s Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Safari. On these excursions, you are able to see majestic whales (including blue whales, which are officially the largest mammal on earth), and dolphins in their natural habitat. Captain Dave and the other members of the team have been recognized worldwide for their whale rescue and conservation efforts.
The water safari includes underwater viewing pods on some ships so you can get an authentic point of view and get as close to the animals as possible. Crowds are never overwhelming; each customized catamaran carries only 49 passengers, which leaves ample room for nature fans. Some more private options even carry as few as 6 guests, which makes for a very unique viewing experience. Bonus: Mrs. Captain Dave makes some amazing Triple Fudge Brownies, which have become famous and are complimentary with every trip. What a sweet way to end your adventure!
Pedego Electric Bikes – Irvine
Whether in town for a fun family vacation or on a business trip to the bustling city, there is no better way to enjoy the 54 miles of paved off-street bike trails that weave through Irvine, CA, than to check out a Pedego Electric Bike! With these unique hybrid electric bikes, you have the ability to pedal as much or as little as you want. If you’re not sure where to start your tour, Pedego Irvine has maps and many suggested rides to make your riding experience the smoothest possible. For those looking for off-trial adventure, you can also rent mountain bikes! Irvine boasts miles of protected open space as well as some fantastic mountain bike trails, which extend all the way to the coastline.