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11 Interesting Things to Do in San Clemente, California

Priya Johnson

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Nicknamed as the Spanish Village by the sea, San Clemente is the perfect getaway for surfing-enthusiasts.
An icon of the city, this historic pier is a great place for photography enthusiasts.
San Clemente Pier
Watch surfers riding the waves, fishing aficionados standing expectantly at the rails waiting to get lucky.
To soak in the local vibe of San Clemente, head straight to San Clemente State beach. Enjoy a variety of beach activities right from surfing, fishing, etc.
San Clemente State Beach
Boasting of some of the best wave spots in the world, this southernmost beach city along the coast of California in Orange County is a haven for beach and surfing lovers.

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Unlimited Surfing
Overlooking the iconic pier is Casa Romantica, which was the home of the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson.  Today, it's a historic landmark.
Romantic Casa Romantic
Loved for its beautiful architecture, enchanting garden settings and magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, it's a popular spot for weddings and couple photography.
High-speed catamaran boats with underwater-viewing pods give you the most surreal experience of swimming along with dolphins and whales underwater.
Unique Underwater Safari
This city is the ideal place to learn surfing or even hone your surfing skills. Sign up for a surfing course, which is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.
Surfing Lessons
Visited by over 2.5 million tourists every year, this legendary State Beach is known for its camping facilities. The beach is clean with great camping facilities made available.
Camping at San Onofre State Beach
The main highlight of this center that houses everything pertaining to surfing is its collection of surfboards, which is actually the largest collection of surfboards in the world.
Surfing Heritage and Culture Center
Explore through 3000 Californian art works spanning from the early 19th century till date. It’s a wonderful place for art aficionados.
Laguna Art Museum
The perfect tour for beer lovers, this tour will enable you to taste the best craft beers available in one tour. Sign up for one of these tours and indulge in the best beers while interacting with the locals.
Craft Beer Brewery Tours
Enjoy fresh and delicious seafood varieties here right from classic surf and turf, fish and chips to even the local poke bowls.
Seafood Specialities