- Our list of the best things to do in San Clemente, California, features the top 399 nearby activities — including 172 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- San Clemente, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
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Helgren's Sportfishing provides half-day fishing trips, sea life adventures, one and a half-day Cortes Bank trips, and whale watching trips. Common catches at this destination include both yellowtail and halibut.
Learn To Rip Surf Lessons provides surf instruction for the beginner as well as pointers for the seasoned veteran of the waves. They offer individual tutoring, coaching, group surf clinics, and also have video review available.
76% 239 votes
999 Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island Shopping Center, Newport Beach, CA MoreLess Info
At the Island Cinema, film lovers can enjoy first-run movies in leather stadium seating. The location, which features a digital projection picture, offers both food and alcoholic beverages that are delivered to your seats.
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 MoreLess Info
Established in 1990, Irvine Barclay Theater hosts a variety of live performances of contemporary dance forms, live music and drama. The shows take place inside the Cheng hall with has 756 seats and great acoustics.
Located in UC Irvine's University Town Center plaza, Edwards University Cinema offers showings of independent films. They participate in the Regal Cinemas rewards program so guests can receive reward points for every purchase.
70% 112 votes
850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 MoreLess Info
This location offers temporary exhibits of artwork in addition to its permanent collection of contemporary art holdings. The Orange County Museum of Art also offers visitors the chance to purchase artwork in its gift shop.
92% 51 votes
18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 MoreLess Info
William R. Mason Regional Park offers a wide range of recreational amenities. These include baseball fields, bicycle trails, model sail boating, playground and tot lot, family picnic area, a fitness/par course and an amphitheater.
Woodbridge Community Park is approximately 22 acres and has an amphitheater, a multi-use building, ample picnic areas, barbecues, fountains and restrooms. Their sports facilities include lighted basketball and volleyball courts.
250 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 68% Off Whale Watching Cruise from Davey's Locker
400 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661 MoreLess Info
Offering whale watching cruises and deep sea fishing trips, Davey's Locker Whale Watching Orange County is guided by an experienced and knowledgeable staff for a safe and exciting experience. Participants will receive all of the equipment and tips they will need.