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San Juan Capistrano

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The city of San Juan Capistrano is nestled in Orange County, California. It is filled with charm, grace and a variety of activities that are sure to make your getaway experience one of a kind.
 
Walk to many attractions and explore the hidden gem of our romantic, spiritual city full of history. Every journey should tell a great story, and yours starts here.
A Timeless, Beautiful Landscape at Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection, San Juan Capistrano

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From a self-guided art walk to casual bar crawl, there are lots of activities to enjoy.  Our favorite event is the Swallows Day Parade.  A celebration of the return of the swallows every March.
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Explore San Juan Capistrano

Included within your hotel destination fee, you can not only take advantage of complimentary bikes to explore, but also try our coffee at El Café real, daily. You'll experience WiFi that meets your needs and virtual fitness classes to keep your day going. Contact the front desk for more details.
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An Artful Affair

True to the roots of the artistic San Juan Capistrano community, the Inn at the Mission has a variety of local art on display throughout the hotel.  We've worked with local curator to bring the best of the community.  Ask our concierge for a guide that provides the background to each masterpiece within the hotel.  
Spa at the Inn at the Mission

Spa at the Inn at the Mission

Opening this spring, the Spa at the Mission San Juan Capistrano is the perfect relaxation activity. Treatments feature our signature olive oil and will leave you refreshed, relaxed and ready to experience all San Juan has to offer.
Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano

The historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, the 21st mission, was founded by Junipero Serra in 1776, and to this day is one of the best well-kept missions in California. Docent tours are available and invite visitors and locals alike to see this as a cultural destination experience, a place of inspiration, education, and preservation. The mission is home to the ruins of the great stone church and serves as a vibrant place of ongoing learning and worship.
Los Rios Historic District

Los Rios Historic District

As the oldest residential street in California, the Los Rios Historic District is home to restaurants like Ramos House Café, a quaint place to enjoy brunch, or Hummingbird Café, perfect for a cup of tea and a scone. Ideal for families looking for things to do in San Juan Capistrano, Zoomars Petting Zoo allows visitors to take a train ride, feed the animals, or just enjoy the day.
Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Rancho Capistrano Winery is Orange County's largest winery and was the birthplace of grape growing and winemaking in California. The winery has produced over 40 wines and boasts a 3,000 sq ft outdoor patio with rustic teak tables and a blazing fireplace. Rancho Capistrano Winery and Five Vines Wine Bar, along with several other local wineries, offer wine education and tasting opportunities.
 
Amtrak Train + San Juan Capistrano Trolley

Amtrak Train + San Juan Capistrano Trolley

The mission was known as a marketplace for commerce which is widely celebrated in San Juan Capistrano. The train station, located within walking distance from the hotel, allows guests convenient and hassle-free access to San Diego (to the south), Los Angeles (to the north), and beyond. For those venturing locally, the complimentary San Juan Capistrano Trolley operates throughout the summer.
 
Microbreweries

Microbreweries

In the backyard of San Juan Capistrano are several microbreweries offering visitors and the community to experience a selection of local creations: Docent Brewery, and Capistrano Brewery. Nearby in San Clemente, guests will find Artifex, Pizza Port, Left Coast, and Lost Winds.
 
Festivals/ Parades

Festivals / Parades

Every year in March, San Juan Capistrano celebrates the migration of the swallows with Fiesta de las Golondrinas, or "the Swallows Parade". The parade is over 60 years old and is the largest non-motorized parade in the nation. The many events scheduled for this time of the year pay tribute to San Juan Capistrano's unique Spanish and western heritage.
 
Tours

Tours

Our Concierge service can also recommend a variety of activities such as a walking tour of San Juan Capistrano, a visit to the ecology center, or a round of golf at San Juan Hills or Monarch Beach courses. Play a match of tennis at Dana Hills Tennis Center.
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