Local Interests

Arts and Entertainment

Cabrillo PlayhouseThrilling and entertaining audiences since 1953! The Cabrillo Playhouse offers quality live theater productions including; musicals, dramas and comedies.Casa Romantica Cultural Center and GardensPerched on a bluff overseeing the historic San Clemente Pier, the magnificent Casa is a living demonstration of California history, culture and ecology – a showplace for the entire region. The Casa is a tangible way to share in the experiences of other times, cultures, and people and through that to learn more about our world. Come and enjoy everything this spectacular estate and performance venue has to offer.


San Clemente Aquatics CenterThe facility amenities include a 50 meter competition pool, 25 yard training pool, a water play structure, grass rental space, Men’s & Women’s locker rooms and event room. The City of San Clemente offers a wide variety of American Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons, Splashball, Adult Water Fitness, and drop-in programs (lap swimming and recreation swim).Trails and HikingIn addition to its world renowned beaches and golf, San Clemente has 5 major trail networks that span the City from the beach, up the canyons and along the ridgelines. These trails have been designed to provide a safe walking, hiking and riding experience while maintaining San Clemente’s coastal rural environment. These beautiful trails include; Sea Summit at Marblehead Trail, Forster Ranch Ridgeline Trail, and Beach Trail. San Clemente State BeachSan Clemente has been a California state beach since 1937 and is popular among water sport enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to escape from inland heat and nearby metropolitan areas for the day. The beautiful mile long beach stretches between the curling ocean surf and the foot of a steep bluff.Baron Von Willard Dog ParkThe Baron Von Willard Memorial Dog Park, an off-leash dog park is located at 301 Ave. La Pata. The park consists of two areas with separate entrances, a large dog area for larger dogs and a small dog area for smaller or older dogs that don’t get around so well anymore. The dog park is just past the entrance to Steed Park and there is plenty of on-street parking.San Clemente PierBuilt in 1928 for strolling and fishing, the San Clemente Pier is the heart and soul of this area. Families love the beach south of the pier and surfers congregate year-round to the north. It’s a wonderful spot to watch surfers and enjoy a meal at the Fisherman's Restaurant and oyster bar. Don’t miss the sunset from the end of the pier!San Onofre State ParkLocated 3 miles south of San Clemente, this beach is one of California's most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists. Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time. The state beach has three distinct areas: the San Onofre Bluffs, the San Mateo Campground and the San Onofre Surf Beach. Courtneys SandcastleCourtney’s Sandcastle is an award-winning universal playground, which is part of the Vista Hermosa Sport Park in San Clemente, California. It serves children of all abilities, and is especially designed for children with physical, mental and sensory disabilities.

Shopping and Dining

Downtown San ClementeThe downtown area is the heart of San Clemente and includes an eclectic blend of antique shops, restaurants, boutiques and businesses. Home to some of the best beaches in Southern California, downtown San Clemente’s tree-lined streets and historic wood pier provide a unique shopping and dining experience.Certified Farmer's MarketThe San Clemente Certified Farmers Market was founded by Jan Peverill and Sandy Heil in April 1994. Since inception, Rick and Sandy Heil have worked hard to bring fresh produce to the residents of San Clemente. Their goal has always been to provide the highest quality produce to their loyal customers. All farmers are certified by the Orange County Department of Agriculture, and strive to bring the freshest produce possible to the market.


San Clemente Municipal Golf ClubThe San Clemente Municipal Golf Club is a scenic, family friendly championship 18-hole golf course located approximately one mile from the Pacific Ocean and features ocean views from a number of holes. Owned and operated by the City of San Clemente, the course is Named “Best Value in Orange County” in 2008, the rolling hills and relaxed atmosphere of the “Muni” have remained popular with local golfers for over seventy five years.Adult Sports LeaguesThe City of San Clemente's Adult Sports program offers great opportunities for adults to get exercise, have fun with family and friends and meet new people. The Adult Sports program offers leagues for teams three (3) seasons a year: winter, spring and fall. The leagues include men’s softball, co-rec softball, men’s basketball, and coed soccer.Youth Sports LeaguesThe City of San Clemente offers youth sports programs for all ages, regardless of skill level, all seasons of the year. Some of these programs play in a league format, but are recreational in nature.
Last Updated: 9/22/2015