2018 Activities

Our afternoon at HD Summit is dedicated to optional networking in a structured, but unorthodox, way. Best of all, you will share the experience with clients, peers, and colleagues. Get to know them in small group settings and one-to-one. After all, people want to do business with people they know and trust.


$180 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Few golf experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Here, along the dramatic bluffs of Southern California, master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition on one of the select few oceanfront golf courses in California. This par-70 championship course offers an unending variety of play. All golfers will start and finish at the same time in this shotgun start.

Note: Limited spaces are available. Club rental is additional.

Recommended attire: Golf attire.


$230 12:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Put your cooking skills to the test and learn how to use fresh ingredients to spice up the visual appeal of a plate! Tspoons is a unique cooking school located in San Juan Capistrano. Guests will work together to create a custom four-course meal for the group, which they will later dine on. This program will focus on the true art of cooking - the preparation and presentation of simple yet elegant and delicious dishes. The menu will feature a selection of up to 4 items and of course, everyone will sample the results at the end of the class.

Recommended attire: Comfortable attire and closed toed shoes. Hair must be pulled back or up for sanitation reasons.


$275 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Orange County is quickly developing an impressive number of craft breweries. On this tour, you will get a chance to visit and get a tasting at three of them in the Coastal Town of San Clemente. During the bus ride there will be beer trivia and quizzes. When at the Breweries you will learn how craft brew is made and meet the people behind the scenes. Throughout the tour you will also get an overview of the San Clemente Architecture, which was one of the first master planned cities in California.

Recommended attire: Casual attire and must wear closed toed shoes.


$275 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Guests will start with an electric bike tour departing directly from the hotel and making their way to Doheny Beach, Salt Creek and eventually ending at Dana Point Harbor. Explore all that Orange County has to offer, relaxing on an electric bike! Perfect for most guests as they eliminate difficulty on hills, these bikes provide for the most relaxing ride where you can choose to pedal or ride electric! Along the way, the guide will share information on the beach itself, area architecture, famous homes, the surf history, and general fun facts about the areas. Following biking, guests will end at Wind and Sea in the harbor and have one of their famous Mai Tai’s!

Recommended attire: Comfortable workout attire and closed toed shoes.


$275 12:45 - 3:15 pm

The launch site for this ocean kayaking adventure takes place in the calm waters of the Dana Point Harbor. Your kayakers will easily be out in the ocean water in no time enjoying the beautiful view and ocean sea air. The instructors guide the group and provide safety instructions prior to launch as well as guidance on the route. Instructors will point out local histories of the coastline and our beautiful natural wildlife. An amazing day in Southern California!

Recommended attire: Bathing suit, quick dry shorts, sunglasses and sunscreen.


$250 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy this relaxing sightseeing trip around the fabled Newport Harbor, stopping at one restaurant in the harbor for cocktails and appetizers! Electric Duffy boats will be outfitted with our staff who are happy to act as your guests’ personal navigator or on-board tour guide this evening. Staff driving the boats will give facts about the canal, homes, and area in general during the cruise. During the cruise, guests will enjoy 3 mini-margaritas, chips and guacamole of course and other bites!

Recommended attire: Casual attire, comfortable shoes, light jacket/sweater and sunblock recommended.


$180 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

With terrific views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Laguna Beach, and a bird’s eye view of the coves and beaches below, this intermediate hike is a gem. Outstanding panoramic shots are just the beginning, your guides will also discuss different elements of the ocean in front you, including the massive kelp forests. Hawks, vultures, and pelicans are commonly seen catching the thermals and floating on the same level as the trail on the ridge. To end the afternoon, guests will enjoy a delicious fresh pressed juice at Heisler Park.

Recommended attire: Comfortable workout attire and closed toed shoes.


$150 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local artist Jessica Byrne is a native Californian and an accomplished landscape painter with an affinity for nature. In California’s rich tradition of plein air painting. Her style has become distinctive for its bold, descriptive brushstrokes and poetic use of light and color. Guests will learn to simplify a scene to create paintings with strength, balance and interest. There will be an emphasis on composition and achieving accurate color and value relationships.


$325 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sailing is one of the few activities that can be soothing, relaxing, and exciting, all at the same time. An afternoon of sailing aboard the Schooner Curlew can provide a fun, refreshing break from the intensity of the daily routine. The crisp ocean air is sure to revive and refresh your team members as they unwind with peers on the rich teak decks of Curlew, an 82' schooner built from the imagination of the legendary American boat designer John Alden. Built to fly, she won many races up and down the east coast in the 20s and 30s. Curlew has since been totally refitted and restored to the highest standards of performance and luxury.

Recommended attire: Comfortable walking shoes and light jacket/sweater.


$300 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

When people think of California, they often think of surfing— and with good reason! With constant waves and 770 miles of coastline, the sport was made famous here. With expert surf instructors, guests, beginners and experts alike, will enjoy this activity in the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach!

Today, guests will meet their instructor at Thalia Beach, in South Laguna Beach. This is the best location in Laguna for beginners because of the consistent, slowing rolling waves. Starting on the sand, guests will learn about form, timing, posture, paddling, positioning, wave selection, crowd etiquette, and safety. After the land lesson, guests will paddle out into the lineup and practice surfing the famous waves of Southern California!

Recommended attire: Bathing suit and sunscreen.


$275 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a one of a kind whale watching activity in boats that are manufactured for the US military and later customized to be ideal whale-watching platforms. The boats used are Zodiac and Boston Whaler’s and for the same reason the Navy and Coast Guard use them: safety, reliability and utility. All boats feature an open bow design, allowing passengers to safety participate in the action at the front of the boat. The speed capabilities allow them to cover more ground and increase chances of seeing wildlife.

Note: There is a 45-minute transfer to/from the hotel for this experience.

Recommended attire: Comfortable attire, light jacket/sweater, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.