Downtown San Clemente is quaint and charming, which is why so many residents love living there, and so many visitors choose to make frequent visits. The main street is filled with everything you can possibly want in a small town- great shops, yummy food, fun bars and an endless number of activities, events and shows! Check out our simplified guide to all things downtown in San Clemente!
Places to Shop
Cove- In need of some great home decor for your home by the beach? Cove offers a variety of great kitchen, living room and bedroom furniture and accessories. Your home will be looking fabulous in no time!
Boutique del Mar- This shop is certainly for the fashionable ladies. Boutique del Mar is the place to go if you’re in need of a great outfit for a picnic, night out or even day-to-day basics.
Melrose in the OC- As one of the best places to shop for younger women or teen girls, Melrose in the OC has a variety of “on trend” clothes to keep you looking stylish at all times. The prices are beyond reasonable and the selection is fantastic!
Salt Life- Got a couple surfer boys in your family? Salt life offers cool and easy clothes and swimsuits for men and boys who enjoy the beach life. Salt Life also has options for women, but this tends to be the man’s favorite shop in town.
Places to Eat
Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar- With some of the freshest and best fish in town, there’s no going wrong with Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar. The seafood is caught fresh everyday and the view of the pier and ocean is unbeatable! Happy hour is everyday from 3:30-5:30 pm.
Cafe Mimosa- In need of a great brunch spot? Cafe Mimosa is one of the top brunch destinations in Orange County. The quaint setting is what draws people in, but the mouth-watering brunch and delightful drinks is definitely what makes them stay!
Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria- In California we are accustomed to thin crust pizza, however Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria is ready to change that. Selma’s claims to offer the best deep dish pizza outside of Chicago. Selma’s is a great place for an easy and delicious meal. Also a fun place to take the kids!
Things to Do
Farmer’s Market- Every Sunday morning the main street fills with vendors and marketers of all sorts. Residents and visitors love walking the street and this is where many locals buy fresh veggies and fruits for the week.
Canvas, Paint, and Wine, Oh My!- This fantastic little high street location offers a great date night, birthday party location or night out with the girls. Attendees of the class are able to pay a fee to not only drink wine and socialize, but also be taught a painting class. The class is instructor led and each person will be walked-through how to paint the same photo.
Wine/Beer Tasting- There are numerous brewing companies and spots along the main street that pride themselves on the wine/beer selection! Although it may not be an extravagant winery, wine tasting from place to place along the main street can be a fun and adventurous Saturday night activity with a group of friends!
San Clemente is just one of the many fantastic towns in South Orange County. To learn more about South Orange County check out more of our blogs here!