BEST Things to Do in San Clemente | Activities in San Clemente

If you're new to the city or thinking about your next beach vacation, San Clemente offers an excellent variety of activities from surfing local beaches to eating at some of the best restaurants on the coast. Check out this video to see what you should add to your list of things to do the next time you're in town!


Ryan Schramm (00:00):

Hey, thanks so much for watching. I'm Ryan Schramm. I'm a local Realtor in San Clemente, and today, I wanted to take you through a few of my favorite things to do in town. But before we get started, I do want to say, you can do most of these activities in San Clemente year-round. We get 281 days on average of sun per year, so there really isn't a bad season.

Ryan Schramm (00:22):

All right, let's get started. Number one, surfing and the beaches. We are known in San Clemente for world-class surf. There's a ton of beach breaks and point breaks and various spots where you can surf and find a good wave. And our beaches aren't as crowded as say, Newport or Laguna. So, if you want to avoid the crowds, visit San Clemente.

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Number two, hiking and walking trails. We have an awesome trail network that goes all throughout San Clemente.

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So what I mean by this is, I can drive up to the Ridgeline Trail, park my car, and walk up to an awesome lookout point. I can look down into Dana point Harbor, or if I turn around, I can look at Mount Baldy and I can look south towards La Jolla. And that same trail is going to connect to the beach where you can get to Trestles. You can ride your e-bike mountain bike, or you can just walk it. So, we have some awesome trail networks for you to visit.

Ryan Schramm (01:15):

Number three, electronic bikes, e-bikes, Murf bikes. These have become hugely popular in San Clemente. It makes getting around so, so easy. You can start on the south side of San Clemente on the beach trail at the Califia access point and ride along the coast, going north all the way to Dana Point Harbor.

Ryan Schramm (01:36):

It takes about 30-minutes to do, but how cool is that to be able to ride? And it's all on, you know, an e-bike, so you're not getting too winded. And if you do take advantage and ride an e-bike, be safe. Wear a helmet and just, you know, abide by the normal rules of the road as if you were driving a car and it's gonna make the experience more fun and more safe for everyone who's riding and driving.

Ryan Schramm (01:58):

Number four, dining and shopping. So, downtown San Clemente, Del Mar, it's a beautiful treelined street. It's like out of a storybook. You can hit all the best restaurants and do most of your boutique shopping here on Avenida Del Mar, which is the downtown for San Clemente. A little tip, during the holiday season, I hit all of my Christmas shopping downtown.

Ryan Schramm (02:24):

So, if you like a big mall, you can go to Mission Viejo and do that. But if you'd like to keep it local and support local businesses and these boutique shops, there's no better place than downtown San Clemente.

Ryan Schramm (02:34):

Number five, whale watching. I mentioned Dana Point Harbor a couple points ago, and that's where Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching is. To get out and see this spring migration of whales is pretty awesome. You can hop on a boat. It's cheap. It's pretty quick. I think the tours are two to four hours and go out and see the dolphins. See the whales. Sometimes, it's pretty rare, but there's even killer whales, orcas, and it's just one of my favorite things to do, and I know a lot of clients that love doing it as well. So take advantage at Dana Point Harbor and the whale-watching.

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And number six, for all you golf lovers out there, we have some awesome golfing in San Clemente.

Ryan Schramm (03:13):

Off the top of my head, we've got Talega Golf Course, which is actually a public course. We've got Shorecliffs Golf Course. We've got our municipal golf course, which is one of the favorite munies around. It's pretty cheap to play and it mostly has ocean views. And then we've got Bella Collina, which is a members only, private club. But we're also not far from some other really great golfing destinations in Dana Point, Coto de Caza, and down in San Diego. So, really good spot to do some golfing, and a lot of times it comes with that ocean view that you just can't beat.

Ryan Schramm (03:46):

I hope you all found this video helpful. If you're thinking about visiting San Clemente comment below. I'll respond with some more cool things to do, or if you have any questions. And if you're thinking about moving here full-time, whether you're relocating or you want to buy a second home, beach house, investment property, primary residence, please reach out to me, give me a call. I've enjoyed meeting so many cool new people through this channel, so I look forward to hearing from you very soon. Take care.

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