San Clemente, California: The Magical Village By the Sea
Long has San Clemente, magical Spanish Village by the Sea, been a remedy for the soul. Sun-drenched beaches, charming shops and stunning sunsets intersect in our vital town. Casa Tropicana Hotel in San Clemente has designed each of its rooms to reflect the area’s relaxed beach style. Spanish-inspired architecture opens the inn to the Pacific while airy decks offer a spot to sit and enjoy the sunset. Comfortable casitas are enhanced with original artwork, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, luxurious linens, thoughtful amenities and gracious service.
So Many Things to Do In And Around San Clemente, CA
Built in 1928, the San Clemente Pier is a 1,200 foot stretch of planks where you can to take a stroll, catch a bird’s eye view of the surfing action or enjoy a meal at the Fisherman's Restaurant and Oyster Bar.
Founded in 1953, a volunteer-run Community Theatre housed in an historic Ole Hanson-style abode located in the center of downtown San Clemente, Orange County, CA. The non-profit, 66-seat theatre has won rave reviews for its innovative and inspired classic and original productions.
Live Music Hot Spots
Sunsets, Iva Lee’s, OC Tavern, Beachfire Bar & Grill and The Coach House
For live music and livelier crowds check out hot spots like these.
Art Walk on Historic Avenida Del Mar - Last Thursday of Every Month
An ideal opportunity to gather with friends, stroll Avenida Del Mar and meet many of our local artists in person. The mood is relaxed and welcoming, shops are open a bit later, and you’ll find this warm community is at its best.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Historic Spanish architecture, gardens and fountains are found just up the road where the swallows return, in San Juan Capistrano.
Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts
A short cruise north on Coastal Highway 1 will land you in Laguna Beach, CA, home to the one-of-a-kind art experience - Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts, and winding avenues filled with Galleries, Boutiques and Shops aplenty for exploring.
San Clemente Golf Club
A championship course, 18 holes, ocean views, terrific clubhouse restaurant
Talega Golf Club
Golf Digest 4-Star Award
asanaFIT Yoga Studio
Hot yoga, Forrest yoga, Body Sculpting, Vinyasa Flow
Local Art in San Clemente
A bounty of local Art Galleries are located within walking distance of the Casa Tropicana Inn on historic Avenida Del Mar and El Camino Real. Featuring works from renowned regional artists, galleries and shops present a diverse offering of talent and disciplines.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
In 1927, Hanson built the Casa Romantica, an expression of his vision of the California Lifestyle Dream. Overlooking San Clemente Pier, the now-renovated 2.4-acre site is and features historic exhibitions, literary symposia, musical attractions, special events, and diverse educational and cultural opportunities that encourage visitors to explore the romance and reality of the Southern California experience.
President Nixon’s Western White House
The seven-bedroom, seven-bath house was designed by Carl Lindbom, who also designed La Casa Pacifica. Sitting above one of the West Coast's major surfing spots, Trestles, La Casa Pacifica Estate is the former home of President Richard Nixon and was used while working away from the official presidential residence, the White House.
San Onofre, Trestles, Beaches and Surfing USA
With miles of beautiful beaches and seemingly endless stretches of sand, San Clementeans embrace the beach culture in their attitudes and lifestyles. We have ‘surf moms’ not ‘soccer moms’. With premier surf breaks including Trestles, T-Street and San Onofre, San Clemente is a world-famous surfing destination. San Clemente is also the surfing media capital of the world. It is home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal, and Longboard Magazine.
San Clemente Farmer’s Market
Sunday mornings, 9am – 1pm, walk the extensive Farmer’s Market on Historic Avenida Del Mar for a bounty of regional offerings.
Take the Train to San Diego for the Day
You can catch the south bound Amtrak steps from our door in the morning, then travel south down the Pacific Coastline directly to Old Town San Diego. The train Station is directly across the street from Old Town. You can spend the day at the historical park, shop in the little Mexican Tiendas, (stores/shops) and dine at Mexican Restaurants right on site, then catch the afternoon train with your new piñata right back to Casa Tropicana!