Glamping With a View of the Pacific
GLAMPING CLOSE TO HOME: San Clemente State Beach campground offers the opportunity to stay in a vintage camper just a short walk from the beach - the way California used to be. The Holidays offers The Muir, The Drifter, The Roadrunner and The Wrangler - each with plenty of space for four adults plus a smaller child in an overhead bunk. Have more in your party? Bring along a tent to "rough it" outside the camper! The rentals go for $209/night from April 1 through October 31 and then $189/night November 1 through March 31. Make a reservation through Reserve California and search SAN CLEMENTE SB (HOLIDAYS VINTAGE TRAILERS)
OCEANFRONT TABLE: Surfing, swimming, boogie boarding or skimming on one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California may work up an appetite. Head to the San Clemente Pier and stop by the Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar for an oceanfront table. Good for a lunchtime snack or a sunset cocktail. But be sure to bring your sunscreen, a sweatshirt for after dusk and water shoes or sandals to handle the rocks on the beach.
LA CASA PACIFICA: As you're walking along the beach, look for the massive oceanside mansion that was once home to former U.S. President Richard Nixon. Known as the "Western White House" during Nixon's time, the home and several other structures cover approximately 15,000 square feet on an almost six-acre property. You won't miss its red roof.