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What are the major attractions in San Clemente?
If your trip to San Clemente is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.Mission San Juan Capistrano is a must-see attraction in this impressive city. Pop in and find out what all the fuss is about.Near the city center, San Clemente Pier is one sight you might like to put on your must-see list. San Clemente State Beach and Casa Romantica are also close by and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Clemente?
You’re probably curious about what else is nearby. Wander a bit outside of San Clemente and you’ll discover a few big-name sights. Wanderers from all over the world head to LEGOLAND® California. You can access it from Carlsbad, 30 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near San Clemente?
Fill up your tank, start the engine and get ready to feel the sea air on your face. San Clemente boasts some gorgeous stretches of coast, such as:

  • Lasuens Beach (2 miles away).
  • Riviera Beach (2 miles away).
  • Capistrano Beach Park (3 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for San Clemente?
Some people find driving in big cities a bit daunting. In a small vehicle like a compact or economy, getting around San Clemente will be a snap. Prefer to spend your getaway discovering the surrounding sandy shores? Check out our wide range of mid-size and full-size SUVs. With plenty of room and oomph under the hood, these bigger rides will make those scenic drives even more memorable. Ticking off all the activities and sights that San Clemente is known for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Clemente?
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s an impressive variety of luxurious rental vehicles in San Clemente. What you end up going with is largely dependent on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you want to treat yourself, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-sized sedan? Otherwise, if you just need a set of wheels to zip around town in as cheaply as possible, go for an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
What side of the road do they drive on in San Clemente?
You’ll have to stick to the right when driving in San Clemente. In addition to that, take some extra caution if it’s your first time in the driver’s seat here. Once you’ve got the hang of how the locals drive, you can relax and start enjoying the scenery!
Is it difficult to park in San Clemente?
Getting a place to park in San Clemente isn’t always simple. That’s why many travelers search for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, make sure you pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit could land you a steep fine.
Does San Clemente have peak-hour traffic?
As with many places, roads get busier in the rush hours before and after work. However, with a population of roughly 65,500, traffic isn’t a huge issue in San Clemente.
Are there speed limits in San Clemente?
Speed limits vary around the city of San Clemente, but generally range from 15mph to 70mph. Most residential zones have a top speed of 25mph unless posted otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Orange County?
Most of the time, your chosen car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Clemente?
As long as you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while operating a vehicle in San Clemente. But ensure you stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Clemente?
While driving in San Clemente, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in San Clemente?
Yes. However, before you turn you must completely stop the car and only continue if there’s no traffic approaching.
Are seat belts compulsory in Orange County?
In short, yes. However, there are a couple of exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

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