• Hi, Mark,
    Good question.
    We have the mirror version of your situation here: 40 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. So what do we do for a quick getaway? We usually end up spending time roaming around New York City or Philadelphia: museums, art galleries, restaurants…
    We don’t take the beach for granted…there is a per person charge to be on the beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day. So we usually hang out there the rest of the year.
    San Clemente is, indeed, lovely…do enjoy your local getaway, no matter how brief.

  • Hmmmm…”per person charge”? Guess it depends what that charge is. We’d pay a reasonable amount. More than a reasonable amount would be cause for revolution out here!