Forget dealing with the chaos of crowded tourist traps! Instead, try one of our beautiful San Clemente vacation rentals, condos, or beach house rentals- and see why this picturesque Southern California town is perfect for a relaxing family getaway.
Snugly sandwiched between booming Los Angeles and adventure-filled San Diego in sunny Orange County, you'll find San Clemente to be ideally located to experience all things Southern California. This surfer-friendly town is bursting with palm trees, enchanting beaches, and quaint boutiques you can easily walk to from most San Clemente vacation rentals, while still being within an easy day's drive to the aforementioned big cities...and desirable beach towns like Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, each under 30 miles north.
Aspiring beach bums will love spending time catching waves at famous San Onofre State Beach, which boasts some of the best waves in all of Southern California. But don't worry - if you don't want to surf, there are still great areas here to spot ocean life, such as whales, dolphins, and sea lions. So, grab your camera and/or your surf board for a memorable day on the beach!
Get in an invigorating workout along the San Clemente coastal trail. Spanning almost three miles, this oceanfront path is a popular spot for walkers, joggers, and bikers alike. And you'll understand why after catching a glimpse of the breathtaking views, especially during sunset.
Take a short six-mile drive noth to Dana Point Harbor for sailing charters, jet ski, kayak, and paddleboard rentals, and more.
Browse galleries, window shop, and bar-hop as you stroll down Del Mar and Camino Del Real in San Clemente proper for an exquisite shopping and dining experience.
Enjoy a night off from cooking in one of our San Clemente vacation rentals and take your family out for a delicious meal! Book a reservation at Nick's in downtown San Clemente for fine dining and some incredible seafood dishes along with the American favorites. Their San Fransisco Cioppino is a crowd pleaser, and is packed full of flavor among the fresh prawns, clams, sea bass, salmon, and mussels.
Fisherman's on the enticing San Clemente pier is a great low-key eatery featuring house-made seafood chowder, fish and chips, burgers, and tasty beer, and a wonderful place to hit up after exploring shops, fishing, and snapping pictures on the pier.
From fine dining to fantastic surfing, there's something for everyone in this beautiful and lively California beach town!
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