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San Juan Capistrano

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Popular things to do in San Juan Capistrano

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Specialty Museum
Mission San Juan Capistrano
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Zoomars at River Street Ranch
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
San Juan Hills Golf Club
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
San Juan Capistrano is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The current OMB metropolitan designation for San Juan Capistrano and the Orange County Area is "Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA." The population was 34,593 at the 2010 census, up from 33,826 at the 2000 census. The city was created around Mission San Juan Capistrano, and many of the homes and strip malls resemble the Spanish architecture that composes the building. It is home to the widest variety of homes in Orange County, including those built prior to 1900, in its central district (some being adobes from the 18th century). San Juan Capistrano formerly hosted a population of cliff swallows that migrate each year from Argentina to the Mission San Juan Capistrano.HistorySan Juan Capistrano is the site of a Catholic mission for which it is named, Mission San Juan Capistrano. When the Mission was founded in 1776, the region was populated by the Acjachemen band of Native Americans, called JuaneƱos by the Spanish. The mission was named after Giovanni da Capistrano (1386-1456), the Franciscan saint from Capestrano, in the Italian region of Abruzzo. Use our custom trip planner: San Juan Capistrano and all its delights await.

Side trips from San Juan Capistrano

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Water Body
Mission Viejo Lake Mission Viejo
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Laguna Niguel Regional Park Laguna Niguel
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Saddleback Church Lake Forest
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in San Juan Capistrano

Specialty Museum
O'Neill Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Educational Site
The Ecology Center
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Montanez Adobe
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Architectural Building
Capistrano Depot
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in San Juan Capistrano

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Park
Historic Town Center Park
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Veteran's Park
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in San Juan Capistrano

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Religious Site
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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