: Los Angeles
: San Clemente Main Beach and Pier
Car: not necessary
San Clemente is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and is just an hour drive to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World. Also, Mexico is just one and a half hours to the south!
Also very nearby is Mission San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, and Dana Point Harbor where you can picnic, enjoy deep sea fishing, rent jet skis, and catch a boat to Catalina Island. There are also several Golf courses nearby to choose from.
In addition to the beach, nearby shops include everything you need plus antiques, swimwear, surf shops, Kinko's, post office, and arts and crafts. Also the public library is only one half block away. Just up the street you will find arts and crafts shows on the first Sunday of the month and a Farmer's Market every Sunday morning.
There are several festivals throughout the Summer including an amazing fireworks display on the pier for 4th of July.