San Clemente Street Fair (End of Summer)
Taking the train (Amtrak) right to "Main Shore", the place to be in SC. Recommended by one of my brothers, I have enjoyed the San Clemente Street Fair in the past few years. It's nothing so special, as there are many street fest during the summer in SoCal, but this one has been particularly fun for me.
Locals come together for good food, wine and beer, live music, shopping and just for the sake of casual meeting. The live music is actually quite tolerable. There is usually a party rock band (not too hard or soft), fusion group performing. Last time I went there was an excellent reggae-ish act on stage. For kids, there are little bouncers and water slides for their pleasure.
Coming here will always be special for me because I discovered the works of my favorite poet, Merrit Malloy here at the library. Yes, I'm quite the nerd going to the library while attending a street fair full of alcohol and shopping.
For pictures of the street fest, click on the website link and look on the left side to find "street fair".
Watch the sunset from the lookout on Salvador
At the top of Misty Ridge on Avenida Salvador is a lookout. People often park to see the view overlooking the city and the coastline . At dusk many people who live on the hill walk to this point to watch the sunset.
On the 4th of July you can see the distant firework shows of Laguna, Dana Point, San Clemente & more if the sky is clear.
Friendly Family Owned Mexican Restaurant
Avila's El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant and bar. This is a very friendly family owned and run restaurant. It is San Clemente's newest addition to a long list of Mexican Restaurants.It is located in the historical downtown in a new center built in a Spanish Style to blend in with the old original Spanish Colonials that dot our "Main Street",Avenida Del Mar. My favorite meal is to start with the complimentary fresh chips and salsa. I order a side of guacamole and a Taco Salad. And drink a bottomless glass of diet coke with a slice of lime. YUM !
San Clemente my hometown
San Clemente "a Spanish Village by the Sea" is located on the coast between LA & San Diego. It has a mild annual climate, so travel here is good year round. San Clemente is home to the most surf spots in California.It also has a State Beach with campgrounds on beautiful sandstone bluffs with walking trails to the beach. San Clemente would make a great hub for a Southern California Holiday. We are a15-30 mins drive to Dana Point and its harbor, San Juan Capistrano and its history and Laguna Beach with some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Southern California. San Clemente is also only a 1hr drive to San Diego , LA and Hollywood And only 40 minites from Knotts Berrry Farm and Disneyland,which are also in Orange County.
We see scenes like this often on our fishing pier. The pelicans love to steal fish the fishermen are so nice to catch for them.
The sun setting over the Pacific from the park overlooking San Clemente Beach and Pier.