- 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.
- The results below include the top 25 things to do within the city of San Clemente, CA , followed by 374 popular activities in nearby cities, including Laguna Beach, Oceanside, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Costa Mesa, Fallbrook, Mission Viejo, Lake Elsinore, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Niguel, Tustin, Carlsbad, Santa Ana, Corona, Murrieta, Huntington Beach, Vista, Menifee, Los Angeles and Joshua Tree
A cinema multiplex with a number of amenities, Regency Theatres in San Juan Capistrano is most notable for Rick's Cafe, a bar and restaurant on the premises. It shows first-run movies and offers specials and matinees.
61% 56 votes
26755 Verdugo St, Ste 100, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Rancho Capistrano Winery is a family owned winery that provides handcrafted wines. They feature over 50 different wines which patrons may sample on the garden patio or in the lounge. The winery also offers custom labeling for patron's special occasions.
31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Featuring performing arts acts, Camino Real Playhouse is a community theater that hosts a variety of musicals and acting workshops. On Saturdays, the playhouse hosts stand up comedy with local comedians.
San Juan Creek Trail is a multi-use hiking and biking trail open year round. The 6 mile trail offers both paved and more challenging dirt paths with hills and variable terrain, and runs past the town and alongside beachfront areas.
A surfing instructional camp, TheCaliCamp offers weeklong intensive surfing instruction sessions led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. The camp offers lodging for students, and provides and sells a variety of equipment and apparel.
72% 29 votes
Dana Point Harbor, 34551 Puerto Place, Dana Point, CA 92629 MoreLess Info
Located along the Dana Point Harbor, the Baby Beach of Dana Point is a waveless beach designated for swimming. Visitors also commonly enjoy using paddle boards, kayaks, or having picnics at the beach.
The Ocean Institute features 61 immersion-style programs that offer guests the chance to learn about marine science and the environment. The location offers access to a gift shop for those who wish to purchase souvenirs.
26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 MoreLess Info
Mission San Juan Capistrano celebrates the early culture of Orange County, California and the Native American inhabitants. The mission offers guided tours and hands-on activities that include basket weaving, koi feedings, adobe brick making and gold panning.