Visiting San Clemente

San Clemente Pier

The San Clemente Pier is jaw-droppingly picturesque. Walk down the boardwalk and you’ll find plenty of places to sit down and gaze out at the glistening Pacific Ocean. The sounds of the waves and gentle winds will tell you what San Clemente is all about. Feeling hungry? The smell of food will entice you to walk down Avenida Victoria, AKA the Pier Bowl, where small cafes sell coffee, tacos, pizza, and crepes.

San Clemente Coastal Trail

This coastal trail is for the sight-seer in you. Walk, bike, or bring your family pet as you travel along the route that begins at North Beach, passes by the Pier, and ends at Calafia State Beach. Flanked by the ocean, the railroad tracks, and breathtaking cliffs, this will be the most relaxing and serene trail you will have ever walked on.

Avenida Del Mar

Shopping, food, and an artistic villa vibe lend heaps of charm to San Clemente’s downtown area. On Del Mar, you will find eclectic boutiques, surf shops, and local restaurants. Whether you are looking for a place to spend time with your family or a special someone, Avenida Del Mar has San Clemente’s best.

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T Street Beach

What guide to San Clemente would be complete without mentioning T-Street Beach? Some of the biggest names in the surfing have grown up surfing this legendary local break. Go online and see live footage of surfers at this very beach, then schedule a lesson at a local surf shop.

San Clemente State Beach

It's time to dive into the water. San Clemente State Beach is the place to do it. With places to picnic, camp, and BBQ, it is perfect for the whole family. San Clemente State Beach has been the most popular beach in Southern California since 1937. Come and find out why for yourself! San Clemente State Beach is at the end of Avenida Calafia.

Krikorian Theater

Can’t wait to see the next sequel in your favorite movie series? Want to see it on the big screen for bargain prices? Come check out the Krikorian Premiere. Located in the Ocean View Plaza Shopping Center, it is the local place to watch movies.

Nick's at San Clemente

Nick’s at San Clemente is the city’s busiest restaurant for a reason. Not only is the menu full of diversity, each individual entree is full of flavor and rich in texture. The restaurant itself is beautiful, designed in a modern interpretation of the villa style that San Clemente is known for.

The Cellar

The Cellar is another amazing place to eat and drink at in San Clemente. Made to look like the inside of a wine cellar with dark woods and amber-rich colors, it is known for its stellar wine and cheese lists alongside entrees and live music.

Bear Coast Coffee

Hometown heroes Bear Coast Coffee are passionate about good coffee. Enjoying a near mythical following in south Orange County, their standard brews and custom creations command the admiration of caffeine lovers near and far.


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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-2139

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is the historic home of the founder of the city of San Clemente. Casa Romantica provides programs for all ages in arts, music, history, horticulture, and literature and is a premier Southern California cultural center.

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Monday — Closed
Tuesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday — 11 am – 4 pm
Friday — 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday — 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday — 10 am – 2 pm

Casa Romantica is closed on President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are also closed on Friday, March 16.

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