Summer Day Trips Around San Clemente

June 28, 2019

When you live in a new home at coastal Sea Summit in San Clemente, CA, day trips throughout the area become part of the lifestyle. So much to see and do! Just pick your destination, buckle up and head out.

Here are a few of the many possibilities for you to enjoy.


Enjoy a staycation right near home in San Clemente! You’ll have plenty of day-trips to choose from.

San Clemente Pier

San Clemente Pier holds Fisherman’s restaurant, one of the most popular dining spots in the area. Pick up a light snack at the Pier Shack, watch the surfers, take in the ocean views and fish, no fishing license required.

Go to a Local Beach

No matter what beach you choose, your day will be a hit for the whole family. Options include San Clemente State Beach, T-Street Beach, Calafia State Beach, Trestles Beach, North Beach, 204’s and more. You can walk the San Clemente Beach Trail from North Beach to Calafia Beach.

Park Semper Fi

A life-sized bronze statue of a marine honors U.S. marines and sailors at Park Semper Fi. After contemplating the monument, have a seat at one of several benches that give you spectacular views of the beach below.

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

Award-winning Casa Romantica is a historical landmark and center for the arts that offers exhibits, performances, lectures, workshops and tours appropriate for all ages.


About 10 minutes away, legendary San Juan Capistrano offers relaxing options for your day.

Metrolink Train Station

As an alternative to driving up I-5, consider enjoy a Metrolink train ride from San Clemente to San Juan Capistrano. When you arrive you can shop, take in a petting zoo, enjoy the park and eat well at one of the restaurants.

Los Rios Historic District

Take a leisurely walk through the Los Rios Historic District with its historic houses, coffee shops and tea houses, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

A former mission in colonial Las Californias, Mission San Juan Capistrano is famous for the annual Return of the Swallows. Here, you can enjoy historical collection exhibits of artifacts, rare paintings and more. The Mission offers activities such as basket weaving, cultural festivals, gardens, summer concerts and more.


Eleven minutes up the road from San Clemente, Dana Point offers a host of sea-related options.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

Charter a boat for fishing expeditions and whale and dolphin watching tours.

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

See the underwater world up-close through an underwater viewing pod, whale and dolphin watch and take a Catalina cruise at Captain Dave’s.

Dana Point Sportfishing

Dana Point Sportfishing offers a variety of fishing charters to choose from.

AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals

Whether you’re new to ocean fishing or a seasoned enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy prime fishing spots on an AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals charter.


Make Sea Summit your home and embrace the coastal lifestyle in San Clemente and all around. Only a limited number of homes remain in our Azure, Sapphire and Viewpoint neighborhoods, so make your move today!

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