A Day in the Life of a Dana Point Resident

May 18, 2017

Michael Powers has lived in Dana Point for more than 20 years and has deep roots in the quaint, coastal community. He started a company, Greenfield Communications, and setup shop in the city’s Lantern District in 2001. Since then, he’s worked on major community projects, including Dana Point Town Center, by providing fiber optic communication services.

An outdoor enthusiast, Michael loves to sail, run, catch the occasional wave and partake in the local food scene. “Dana Point still has this small town, coastal vibe that’s really unique to Orange County,” he says. Here is Michael’s favorite way to spend the weekend:

MORNING: Start the weekend off with a run, beginning at Creekside Park and following the trail down to Doheny State Beach to grab a southern biscuit or breakfast burrito at the Boneyard Café, which is often called a front-row seat to the waves.


AFTERNOON: Set sail out of Dana Point Harbor, often called the most romantic spot on the California Coast. “I try to take my sailboat out at least once a week,” says Michael. “It’s a great way to unwind.”


EVENING: Enjoy incredible ocean views and delicious seafood – cooked in a variety of inventive styles, including Southwestern, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Cajun and Mediterranean – at Harbor Grill.