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Local Area Activities

Local Area Activities

Beyond San Juan Capistrano, the surrounding area offers a wealth of activities for all interests. Enjoy the pristine beaches of Dana Point and Laguna Beach, perfect for surfing, sunbathing, and tide pool exploration. Head to the nearby hiking trails in Crystal Cove State Park for breathtaking coastal views. For a cultural experience, visit the art galleries and festivals in Laguna Beach or explore the charming shops and dining options in historic San Clemente. The local area is brimming with exciting adventures just waiting to be discovered.
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Local Tip

From the Los Ramblas hiking trail you can see all of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Harbor, San Clemente and on a clear day Catalina Island off the Pacific coast.
Ortega Equestrian Center

Ortega Equestrian Center

Known as the equestrian hub of the West coast, San Juan Capistrano is home and close to many equestrian facilities. The Ortega Equestrian Center and Showpark are notable facilities. For those looking for a more casual ride, San Juan Capistrano offers many trails throughout the destination.
Southern California Beaches

Southern California Beaches

San Juan Capistrano not only offers a unique California historical experience, but it is also superbly placed near many of California's most enjoyable beaches: Dana Point's Doheny Beach, San Clemente Pier, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach are all nearby.
Bike riding

Bike riding

Whether you want to ride a beach cruiser, road bike or prefer an ebike, you can access the Riverbed trail directly down to Doheny Beach, just a short 3-mile ride away.  The hotel offers beach cruisers or for an upgrade electric bikes.  Doheny also offers bike rentals for beachgoers to enjoy.

Hiking

Hiking

Just a few minutes from the hotel, Las Ramblas Flagpole and Harbor View Trail offer panoramic views of the ocean and are popular places among locals to go for a hike.
Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

Learn to cook or hone your culinary skills at T Spoons, just a short 5-minute walk from the hotel. T Spoons offers cooking classes for both groups and individuals. Enhance your learning experience by cooking up your favorite dish and enjoying an intimate dinner in your own private villa.
Old Barn Antique Mall

Old Barn Antique Mall

The largest and most diverse Antique Mall features 75 antique dealers and 10,000 square feet in a historic, turn-of-the-century building. Antique enthusiasts will find a wide range of treasures including art, sports memorabilia, gold, diamonds, costume jewelry and much more. This vintage-to-Mid-Century, authentic antiques mall is a great way to spend a day searching for hidden gems.
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Battle of the Mariachis

Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival. This exciting day features live musical performances by mariachi groups from across Southern California and beyond as they compete on stage for cash prizes before a panel of distinguished judges. 
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