Tag: San Juan Capistrano

4 Beautiful Things to See in San Juan Capistrano (with Map)

Charming things to see in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful town located in Orange County along the Orange Coast. It was founded by the Spanish in 1776, and houses a Mission started by Father Junipero Serra. The 1812 Capistrano earthquake caused extensive damage to the Mission and the community went into decline. San Juan was a rural town until after the 20th century, when the Mission was restored in 1910-20s, and it transformed the town into a tourist destination, and was also used as a backdrop for Hollywood films. This town is rich with history, and provides the visitor with wonderful restaurants, gardens, shopping, and historical buildings in which to explore with wonderful architecture which tell a story of times passed. Let’s explore together my favorite things to see in San Juan Capistrano.

San Juan Capistrano Mission takes you back in time

I love Southern California and in particular I love all the small beach towns on the way to San Diego from Los Angeles. They have clean beaches and the water is much warmer than Los Angeles and Ventura beaches. San Juan Capistrano is one of these small beach towns along the Southern California coast. It is small but clean and quiet. Wonderful weather and proximity to the Pacific Ocean make San Juan Capistrano a truly delightful beach town. In addition to the clean beaches, San Juan Capistrano boasts one of the twenty seven old California Missions.