I am looking for things to do with my 14 yo daughter here in San Clemente. We don't have a car so need to find things w/in walking distance or by bus? Beach weather looks iffy for this week. Help! She's typical teen, not real interested in museums, etc. We are at south end near State Park so kind of isolated from things. Thanks for your help.
If you get tired of the beach activities you may want to consider taking the metrolink train [original link]
south from San Clemente to Oceanside, transfer to the Coaster train [original link] and continue to downtown San Diego. There's a variety of things to do depending on you and your daughter's interests and budget.
Or use the Coaster and go north to do shopping in Laguna Beach.
Either way, the Coaster is probably your best bet to go someplace else.
The train going north from San Clement to Laguna Beach is NOT called the Coaster. It's called the MetroLink.
To go north as suggested you go to the San Clemente North Beach station it's a station on the Inland Empire-Orange County and Orange County Lines of the Metrolink commuter rail system covering areas around Los Angeles.
To go South to San Diego you follow the instructions I provided previously. That train system is called the Coaster serving San Diego County, where I live.