Daycations - San Clemente

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    San Clemente Pier Station

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    Your Mediterranean Getaway Right Here in SoCal

    Why get on a plane when you can train to this Spanish Village by the Sea? From surfers to shoppers, San Clemente has two train stations and something for everyone. Ride the free trolley around town and to the outlet mall.

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    The Best of San Clemente

    Make the most of your visit with our carefully curated ideas. Watch for exclusive deals courtesy of our Metrolink partners – just show your Metrolink ticket. Enjoy like a tourist. Act like a local.

  • FUN THINGS TO DO

    Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens

    The historic home of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson offers a glimpse of the region’s history through its beautiful Spanish architecture and coastal gardens.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Deal: $1 off admission
    Municipal Pier and San Clemente Beach

    The Pier Station is right on the beach. The pier offers shops, a bait-and-tackle shop, restrooms, picnic facilities, and restaurants.

    Walk from station: At the station
    Outlets at San Clemente

    Shop and save at more than 65 premium stores. From Pier or North Beach Station: Ride the free trolley.

    Sea Summit at Marblehead Trail

    Relatively easy kid-and-dog friendly trail with amazing views of the Pacific. Some wheelchair-accessible areas. From North Beach Station: Diagonally across street

    San Clemente Surfboard Rentals & Private Surf Lessons

    Rent a board (surf & boogie), paddle boats, wetsuits and more or get a private lesson or surf guide. Equipment delivered to beach. 102 Avenida Barcelona, San Clemente Pier Station 949-369-SURF (7873)

    Walk from station: 2 blocks from Pier Station
    5% off rentals
    Village San Clemente Downtown

    Charming network of streets anchored by Del Mar and El Camino Real featuring unique shops and affordable antiques.

    Walk from station: 10 minute walk or take trolley

    GREAT PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

    Italian Cravings

    Fresh authentic Italian pizza, pasta, soup, salad and appetizer plus wine and beer. Mangia bene!

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    15% off food
    San Clemente Wine Company

    Ideal venue for a wine flight and cheese plate while exploring and shopping in San Clemente.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
    Pierside Kitchen and Bar

    Daycations require good food paired with a nice drink and an awesome view. Here’s your place, steps from the station.

    Walk from station: At the Pier Station
    Cassano's

    Venerable, timber-hued Italian joint with Edison bulbs serving pizza, pasta, wine, beer & desserts. Address: 818 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672. Phone: (949) 388-7611

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    The Fishermans Restaurant & Bar

    Seafood chowders, fish & chips, burgers & more in a casual beachside space on the San Clemente Pier. Address: 611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672. Phone: (949) 498-6390

    Walk from station: At the Pier Station
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    La Siesta Mexican Restaurant

    Traditional Mexican eatery known for carnitas has festive mural-clad space, margaritas & happy hour. Address: 920 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672. Phone: (949) 498-3094

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
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How to Get There

Everything you need to know, including train schedules and tips on buying tickets and riding Metrolink trains. Easy!

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  • Connections

    Catch the free trolley every 15 minutes at either Metrolink station every day through Labor Day. Ride all over town and to the outlet mail. Connect with the Dana Point Trolley beginning in mid-June.

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  • Good to Know Before You Go

    • San Clemente has convenient trolleys for getting around town

    • Recommendations above are primarily outdoors - bring your sunscreen!

    • Be sure to check the last train departure time for your ride home

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