San Clemente isn’t the typical touristy place in terms of attractions, but that does not mean that there are many fun things to do and fun places to go in the Orange Country City. There are beautiful beaches, great golfing, and many other great places to visit.
One of the top places to go in San Clemente is the beach. There is the San Clemente State Beach, or the San Onofre State Beach for starters. These are some of the two most beautiful beaches in Orange County, not just the San Clement area. Another beautiful area to walk to the beach is the San Clemente Pier. There is fishing, and small, cute, little gift shops there.
The cultural center, called Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, is another beautiful place in San Clemente to visit. This center is a historic site located on a cliff top. This iconic place is an example of perfectly preserved 1920s Spanish architecture that sits alongside many different types of beautiful, native plants. As the name suggests, the cultural center is very romantic, and is the perfect place for a wedding. In fact, there are many weddings held there every week.
The San Clemente Wine Company is also a very popular attraction on Avenida Del Mar, in the heart of the city. The wine tasting events are said to be very fun, and the staff available at the winery are always willing and able to help you pick out the perfect wine for the occasion.
Surfing is a big part of Orange County, and subsequently San Clemente. The Surfing Heritage Foundation displays the rich history that the sport has, featuring real boards that were used all the way back in the 1800s. It is a little off the beaten path, but this means that the location is not packed with tourists, making for a nice, peaceful visit.