Downtown San Clemente Shopping
Local Shops, Surf Shops, Dining & Bars
The second best place to check out in San Clemente for shopping is Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente. The heart of San Clemente beats in this area which offers some cute local shops, amazing restaurants, and several sophisticated wine bar - not to mention it's also just a short walk from the San Clemente Pier. Day or night, downtown San Clemente is a great place to spend an afternoon and is one of the best spots in Orange County for date night - young or old.
2nd to none shopping and dining
Visit Local Spots & Surf Shops
With a smattering of top-notch restaurants in every category it is a certainty you will not go hungry while taking a stroll down this beautiful street. Pizza, Mexican, Upscale dining, casual dining - there is something for every brand of street-goer. Check out the best restaurants in San Clemente if you want to get good idea for some of the best spots to check out while you are there. There is also a quality selection of spots to check out for the nightlife crowd including classy wine bars (with piano) and a handful of bars to grab a crisp IPA or craft beer.
Stroll to the Pier
10 Minute Walk from Downtown San Clemente
The San Clemente Pier is just a short walk away from Avenida Del Mar and is a great place to visit day or night! The pier is simply stunning at night and is a great place to take a walk after your dinner or imbibing in the downtown area. There is just something about the pier from the hilltop that will give you that warm feeling of home. Either painted with the warm Southern Californian sun, or the brilliant star display hovering above at night, the pier is a no-brainer for vacationers and locals alike.
Downtown San Clemente
Metrolink Makes it Easy
There are two San Clemente Train Stations. The two Metrolink stations give San Clemente access to both southern and northern destinations. The train connects from San Diego through Orange County and continues north past Los Angeles into Ventura County. It's a great and inexpensive way to travel around Southern California. There's no better place to stop and get a snack or enjoy a day than in the inviting restaurants and bars of downtown San Clemente.