Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente
This Hampton Inn & Suites hotel boasts a convenient location near all the stuff that has made Southern California such a popular travel destination: beaches, family-friendly theme parks, quirky shops, and innovative restaurants (for the best dining and shopping in San Clemente, you’ll want to make your way to pedestrian-friendly Avenida Del Mar). At the end of the day, you’ll come back to a spacious suite with lots of amenities and plenty of room to spread out.
- In-room amenities: two 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free wireless Internet, and a balcony with views of a municipal golf course, the city, or the ocean
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool.
- Fill up at the complimentary hot breakfast bar each morning.
- Distance to Disneyland: 35 miles
San Clemente, California: Laid-Back Coastal Town with Spanish Colonial Architecture
The laid-back town of San Clemente is set on the coast of Southern California, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The beach is known for having some of the best surfing in Orange County, but visitors don’t just come for the waves; there’s also a quaint pier and oceanfront eateries lining a palm-studded coastline that still hasn’t been overdeveloped. After a day of swimming or fishing, you can take advantage of pits set aside for sunset bonfires. San Clemente also has miles of biking trails, including some that wind through Camp Pendleton—the country’s largest Marine Corps base.
When San Clemente was founded in the 1920s, it was envisioned as a Spanish-style resort town. You can see some evidence of that plan in the red-tiled roofs crowning the shops and restaurants along Avenida Del Mar, the town’s main artery. Casa Romantica, the home of San Clemente’s founder, has been converted into a cultural center showcasing work by local artists.