Metrolink Weekends - Daycations - San Clemente

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    Come Play in the Sand

    Escape for a beach day in San Clemente where you can plant your umbrella in the sand, roll out your towel and soak up the sun. It is one of our top destinations. Still there’s more to this station than a day at the beach. We’ve created several day trip options including outlet shopping and going for an easy beach cruise to and from the pier.

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    The Best of San Clemente

    Make the most of your visit with our carefully curated ideas. Watch for exclusive deals courtesy of our Metrolink partners – just show your Metrolink ticket. Enjoy like a tourist. Act like a local.

  • Day Trips

    Beach Day Getaway

    Take Metrolink to the beach in San Clemente! The station is minutes from the sand and surf.

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    Outlet Shopping

    Enjoy a quiet day of seaside outlet shopping with plenty of options for drinks and dining.

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    Cycling Adventure

    Go for a beach cruise that includes plenty of place to explore, dine and take selfies.

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    FUN THINGS TO DO

    Outlets of San Clemente

    A beautiful way to save! Shop 60+ big brands at deep blue discounts in a stunning, Spanish-style village overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Stroll to shopping from the station and enjoy the open-air mall with delicious options for meals and snacks.

    From station: Take the San Clemente Trolley from the train station or walk
    North Beach

    Hop off the train and onto the beach, complete with picnic tables, swings and restrooms. The city runs a concession area in summertime.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Ole Hanson Beach Club

    Built in 1928 and recently renovated, the historical Ole Hanson Beach Club features rich character and charm on the coast perched above North Beach. Features fresh-water swimming in the club’s community pool for a small daily fee.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    San Clemente Historical Society

    Museum & Research Center. For more than 25 years, the Historical Society has preserved artifacts of San Clemente’s history, displayed in rotating exhibits in the museum.

    From station: From the Metrolink train station, take OCTA Bus Route 191 South
    San Clemente Coast Trail

    San Clemente's 2.3-mile beach trail offers stunning views of the coastline. Bring your bike onboard the train and enjoy one of the most picturesque shorelines in SoCal. Begins at the Metrolink station.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    T-Street Beach

    One of the area’s most popular surfing areas, T-Street is a few steps down from the San Clemente Coast Trail and offers restrooms and summer concession areas. Bring your board on the train.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
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    GREAT PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

    Moulin

    Stop at this French artisan bakery, bistro and café for breakfast, lunch or treats to take to the beach or along the trail.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    La Colombiana

    Snug, homey restaurant with patio seating offering a traditional range of Colombian dishes.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    The Shwack Cantina

    Casual Mexican restaurant with cantina-inspired dishes and refreshing margaritas.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    The Riders Club Café

    Elevated American fast food such as carnitas sandwiches along with craft beers & a wine list.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    SC Ranch Market

    Featuring a wide variety of local foods and goods, this is a great place to stop for picnic goodies or a meal at the bakery and coffee shop.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Landers Supply House and Liquor Bar

    Housed in a Spanish-style building that was an aquarium in the ‘30s, Landers serves up food and drink and vintage Western goods for sale.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Asada Cantina + Kitchen

    Contemporary take on Mexican cuisine offered in a woodsy, polished setting with a wraparound bar. Located at the Outlets at San Clemente.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Bowlology

    Offers acai, pitaya, protein and poke bowls plus smoothies and cold-press juices. Located at the Outlets at San Clemente.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Rockwell’s Bakery Café and Bar

    Comfort food & gourmet menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located at the Outlets at San Clemente.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Ruby's Diner

    Refuel while shopping with breakfast, burgers, fries, shakes and more in a vintage-style diner setting. Located at the Outlets at San Clemente.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Slapfish

    Slapfish is a modern seafood shack that serves the quality of fine dining at the cost and convenience of fast "er" food. Located at the Outlets at San Clemente.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
    Tomo Noodles and Dumplings

    Enjoy a flavorful menu featuring a variety of savory ramen, dumplings, sandwiches and fried rice. Located at the Outlets at San Clemente.

    From station: Within walking distance of the train station
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    The San Clemente Trolley is free and runs daily from Memorial Day weekend to the last Sunday in September. The system is made up of two routes, a Downtown Red Line and a North San Clemente Blue Line. The Red Line operates on weekends from April 2, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

  • Good to Know Before You Go

    • It’s an easy walk from the San Clemente North station to beaches, trails, a beautiful outdoor mall and unique restaurants.

    • Take your board or bike onboard the train.

    • Be sure to check the last train departure time for your ride home.

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