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25+ Essential Things To Do In San Clemente, California

2019 Guide To Experiences, Attractions, Events, & Dining

San Clemente offers a rich Southern California experience with plenty of activities for people of all ages. World-class beaches, excellent dining, four breweries, and a handful of attractions are part of what makes this beach city such a hidden gem. San Clemente quietly impresses travelers from around the world with a rich history of surfing culture, unlimited sunshine, and the best weather in the world. Explore the top things to do in San Clemente below.

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Top Attractions In San Clemente

Explore The Best Attractions In San Clemente California

Read about the best things to do in San Clemente below and check back for upcoming events

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San Clemente Pier

Visit the pier to enjoy stunning coastal views, ocean-view dining at Fisherman's, surfing, or a fun day at the beach.

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San Clemente Beach Trail

Walk, bike, or jog along the beach trail and enjoy stunning coastal views. This pet friendly trail has great views of the pier.

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Explore Casa Romantica

Ole Hanson's original estate is seated in the hills above the pier. Explore this historic icon of San Clemente, or catch one of the many hosted events.

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Surf Trestles

Grab your board and hit the waves! San Clemente is home to many world-famous surf spots including Trestles and T-Street.

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Bonfires, surfing, and a snack shop - T Street is the ultimate Southern California "Endless Summer" beach hangout.

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Shop Del Mar Boutiques

Stroll down Avenida Del Mar and shop the many boutique stores. Del Mar has plenty to browse including gift shops, clothes, and treats.

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Whale Watching

See whales, sharks, dolphins, and other amazing sea creatures. Dana Wharf Whale Watching Discount Tickets available year round. Read more about whale watching

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Beach Bonfire

Cook up s'mores and take in the starry coastline. San Clemente Pier, T Street, and North Beach are popular bonfire spots.

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Local Breweries

Lost Winds, Artifex, and Left Coast - San Clemente's three micro breweries. Stop by for great beer, bingo, trivia, and more.

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San Onofre Beach

Old Man's, dog beach, and one of San Clemente's most classic surfing hangouts. The perfect wave for beginner surfers.

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Surfing Heritage and Culture Center

Surfing Heritage and Culture Center

Surf museum with free admission. Exhibits include the evolution of the surfboard, history of surfing, and culture of surfing.

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Courts are located near the pier and San Clemente State Beach. All sand courts are great for pick-up games.

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Sport Fishing

Dana Wharf Sportfishing trips are a great activity on the water. Book with our discount tickets at the link below.

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Pizza, Brews, & Games

Pizza Port - some of the best pizza in SC, excellent local craft beer, and a small game arcade great for kids.

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Must Try Eats + Drinks

San Clemente plenty of top rated restaurants, delicious fast food shops, and more. Explore the best eats in SC.

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Beach Town Books

70,000 titles to choose from at this boutique book store in San Clemente. Find your next read at this local shop.

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Outlet Mall Shopping

Designer shopping, great food, and fantastic deals await! Outlets At San Clemente is one of the nicest shopping centers in So Cal.

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Rotating lineup of jazz musicians perform on alternating Wednesday nights at Casino San Clemente.

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Watch The Sunset

A San Clemente native's daily ritual includes gathering along the beach trail to watch the beautiful sunset. Don't forget to find bubble man.

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Ice Cream @ South Swell

Time for a treat? Stop by and enjoy gourmet ice cream bars and delicious floats. Open 12pm to 10pm everyday.

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Happy Hour @ The Cellar

One of the top sports for happy hour deals, live music entertainment, small bites, gourmet cookies, and cheese plates.

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"The Triangle" - SC Nightlife

Check out San Clemente Triangle nightlife scene - the only thing to do in San Clemente at night past 10pm.

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Golf SC Municipal

Super discounted rates if you tee off before 7am, plus San Clemente resident discounts.

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Coffee @ Bear Coast

Across from the San Clemente Pier, Bear Coast Coffee is a local favorite with plenty of great coffee and tea drinks.

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