Sitting south of Los Angeles yet north of San Diego and along the Pacific Ocean’s edge is California’s seaside treasure of San Clemente. This Orange County city is more than sharp bluffs, pristine beaches and ample ocean activities, says travel writer Kathy Petrino. Rather, it’s a cozy atmosphere known for temperate climate, mountain views, boutiques, delicious eateries and various seasonal festivals. This hidden coastal town boasts a population of only 65,000, but destinations such as the San Clemente Pier, San Onofre State Beach, Outlets at San Clemente and Left Coast Brewing Company. On an adventure here, Kathy Petrino recommends the city’s farmers market for fresh California eats as well as area boat tours to truly experience the Pacific environment at its fullest.