One of the older neighborhoods in the San Diego area, Clairemont is loaded with locals, college kids, and visitors. For those looking to see the less touristy side of America’s Finest City, Clairemont offers a wide variety of options; from Mexican Taco Shops to bright blue skies, an experience in Clairemont is one to remember.
A unique suburb from the beginning, Clairemont got its start as an alternative to the common grid system. Its initial design incorporated winding roads and alleys with scenic views overlooking the Tecolote canyon and Mission Bay. Centrally located, this neighborhood offers easy access to attractions such as the Wild Animal Park, famed San Diego Zoo, Historic Gaslamp Quarter, and beautiful beaches. Find an affordable rental in the community of Clairemont, and enjoy popular local spots, as well as all of the main San Diego area attractions.
Local Favorites: The High Dive and the Blarney Stone are two highly popular local spots. The High Dive is a bar and restaurant known for its great burgers and sandwiches, as well as its open back area, and amazing local beers on tap. The Blarney Stone is one of many local Irish Pubs, but this one is always loaded with the best of the locals. A great place to start your vacation!
Tecolote Canyon and Natural Park: Tecolote Canyon’s 6.5 miles of trails are excellent for walkers, joggers, runners, and mountain bikers. The canyon runs through the center of Clairemont, and is one of the only remaining areas of the suburb that is completely undeveloped. In the mid 70’s it was declared a park, which will protect it from development for many years to come.
Clairemont Town Square: Just off of Clairemont Mesa Blvd, this town square boasts a number of eateries such as Coldstone Creamery, and Quiznos subs, as well as chain business such as T.J. Maxx, Michael’s, and Burlington Coat Factory. If you’re visiting, or just new to the area, this is a great place to get started! You can also find the Pacific Theatres, CVS, and a Vons grocery store in the open, outdoor center.
Distances to Main Attractions
Beaches: Clairemont is about 10-15 minutes from Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach.
SeaWorld San Diego: If you’re staying in Clairemont, you can reach SeaWorld and Shamoo’s west coast friends in 10 to 15 minutes.
San Diego International Airport: The San Diego airport is easily accessible from just about any area of Clairemont, and it is only about 15 minutes away.
Historic Gas Lamp District and Downtown San Diego: The center of downtown is an easy 10-15 minute drive from Clairemont.
Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo/Balboa Park is about 10 minutes south of Clairemont, and is easily accessible via Interstate 5.
Old Town San Diego: Approximately 5 to 10 minutes from Clairemont, Old Town San Diego is easily accessible and loaded with culture.
Easy Access to the 5 and the 52.