One of the best cities in Orange County is San Clemente, a Spanish village by the sea. A wide array of beaches, its shopping districts, the San Clemente Pier, its quiet yet bustling neighborhood, places to eat and a whole lot more.
With a whole lot of things to offer, one may wonder what are the things to in San Clemente. Yes, there are a lot of things to do here, but this article will narrow down the best places to visit in San Clemente.
Well, there are a lot of beaches in San Clemente, and most of them are good for surfing. For this section allow us to pick the best ones for surfing, chilling or camping.
For the novice and professional surfers, San Clemente State Beach is the best place to start your adventure in San Clemente. With an ocean surf to die and a foot of a steep bluff for a mile to try out. By the beach, you can enjoy the beautiful ocean, picturesque views of hills and mountains and enjoy a temperate climate at the same time.
Imagine, having more than 2.5 million visitors per year is a big thing. San Onofre State Beach is the ideal place to surf, swim, sunbathe, camp, kayak, fish, and cycle. The beach is often full packed. The campground offers outdoor showers and chemical toilets, and all campsites have a fire pit and picnic table. The San Mateo Campground offers outdoor showers and chemical toilets, and all campsites have a fire pit and picnic table.
For those who love History and Culture: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens and Surfing Heritage and Culture Center
Casa Romantica keeps the history, culture, and ecology of California. Beautifully set on a bluff overlooking the historic San Clemente Pier. Enclosed in five acres of elegantly landscaped estate gardens. These gardens are home to trails and walking paths, cacti, flowering shrubs, and other endemic species, as well as breathtaking ocean views.
Surfing Heritage and Culture Center is a community-based organization that honors the sport of surfing. The center was built to promote and preserve the heritage of surfing for future generations. Also to encourage and inspire people to share their passion for the sport.
For those who love to go Shopping in San Clemente: Shopping at Downtown San Clemente and Sidestreet Gallery and George’s Music Space
There are a lot of places to go shopping in San Clemente. So, we narrowed it down to two categories. But you can go to our previous post about where to go shopping in San Clemente if you want to know more.
A plethora of things to do in Downtown San Clemente. There’s the farmer’s market along Avenida Del Mar and El Camino Real that goes around Sundays. Enjoy fresh produce like meats, bread, vegetables, fruit, and flowers.
For every hobbyist, it is essential to find a hobby stall wherever you go. So if you are a keen hobbyist the best place to be is in Sidestreet Gallery and George’s Music Space. You can find paintings, musical instruments and a lot of things that’ll you’ll surely love.
Anywhere in San Clemente is fine to dine but never miss to dine at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar. Located at the end of San Clemente Pier. They serve fresh food daily mixed with all the flavors of California and its culture. Not only that their food is good but is also decently priced, a perfect and ideal place to be after spending a day at the beach.
So those were the fun things to do in San Clemente. Never miss a chance to shopping, beaching, surfing and experiencing the San Clemente vibe.
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