If you are looking for a cute beach town with great food, you must stop in San Clemente. The Spanish style homes and beach atmosphere are fabulous! They have the cutest little town with lots of lovely shops and beautiful beach areas.
We stayed at Nomads the first night.
https://stayatnomads.com Perfect location for a stop over. It has the cutest decor, but note rooms are tiny and there are no amenities. It was a bit loud too, but if you are looking for a place to crash in the heart of the city, look no further. The Nomads Canteen was adorable and the food was fabulous! Highly recommend going to this cute restaurant. Our server Ally pictured below was fantastic! We will definitely go back! Btw: we had bowls but check out the dish called Almost Broke- too funny! Great concept!
We also highly recommend eating at Sol Agave. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! The drinks were great too!