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Mission San Juan Capistrano is located in the heart of historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the train station – a perfect destination for all ages! After you visit the Mission, shop, dine, tour and explore all that our downtown has to offer. Stay a little longer and book a room at one of our local hotels: Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano – Autograph Collection, Best Western Capistrano Inn or Residence Inn by Marriott Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano.

The historic districts are home to unique historic assets, a notable Native American history, the Legend of the Swallows, a historic train depot, an equestrian heritage, a renowned library and many outstanding community curated adobes and historic buildings.  The culture is strengthened with festivals, concerts and art shows — all within walking distance from one another.



Accommodations


Shop

DOWNTOWN

Capistrano Plaza
(An array of dining and shopping options in the center of downtown)
Camino Capistrano & Ortega Hwy

Mission Fine Art Gallery
Ferris Kelly Building, circa 1920s
31760 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C
(949) 291 7738
www.missionfineart.gallery

Mission Promenade
(Featuring fine shops, dining, beauty and health series in a historic plaza)
Ferris Kelly Building, circa 1920s
Camino Capistrano & Ortega Hwy

Mission Store
(A Landmark Experience)
26801 Ortega Hwy
(949) 234 1318
www.missionsjc.com/mission-store

The Old Barn Antique Mall
(Featuring over 40 unique and special vendors)
31792 Camino Capistrano
(949) 493 9144
www.facebook.com/TheOldBarnAntiqueMall

Wildfire Mercantile26850 Ortega Hwy, Ste. K
(949) 240 6770
www.wildfiremercantile.net

VISIT SHOPS IN LOS RIOS HISTORIC DISTRICT

The Tea House on Los Rios
Rodman House, circa 1910s31731 Los Rios Street
(949) 443 3914
www.theteahouseonlosrios.com

Las Catrinas
(Mexican Folk Art and Handcrafts)
Trulis House, circa 1889
31742 Los Rios Street
(949) 441 7182

Nest
Sanchez House, circa 1884
31711 Los Rios Street
(949) 661 1395
facebook.com/Nest-127027370644583

The Cottage Gallery
Rios/Stanfield House, circa 1890
31701 Los Rios Street
(949) 340 6693
www.cottagegalleryonlosrios.com


Dine & Wine

DOWNTOWN

3:16 Bakery Shop
26762 Verdugo St, Ste. A
(949) 218 6060
www.facebook.com/316BakeryShop

Bueno Bueno Mexican Kitchen
26762 Verdugo St.
(949) 388-4588
www.buenobuenokitchen.com

Capistrano Plaza
(An array of dining and shopping options in the center of downtown)
Camino Capistrano & Ortega Hwy

Cedar Creek Inn
26860 Ortega Hwy
(949) 240 2229
www.cedarcreekinn.com

El Adobe de Capistrano
Mexican Steakhouse
Miguel Yorba Adobe, circa 1797
31891 Camino Capistrano
(949) 493 1163
www.eladobedecapistrano.com

Ellie’s Table, Egan House, San Jan Capistrano
Egan House, circa 1883
31892 Camino Capistrano
(949) 558 5310
www.elliestable.com

Five Vines Wine Bar
31761 Camino Capistrano #11
(949) 800 9145
www.fivevineswinebar.com

Hennessey’s Tavern
31761 Camino Capistrano
(949) 441 4777
www.hennesseystavern.com

L’Hirondelle Restaurant
31631 Camino Capistrano
(949) 661 0425
www.lhirondellesjc.com

Mission Promenade
(Featuring several dining
 choices)
Ferris Kelly Building, circa 1920s
Camino Capistrano & Ortega Hwy

Rancho Capistrano Winery
Vaquero West Building, circa 1938
26755 Verdugo St, #100
(949) 481 6682
www.ranchocapistranowinery.com

Sundried Tomato
American Bistros & Catering
Valenzuela Adobe, circa 1789
31781 Camino Capistrano
(949) 661 1167
www.sundriedtomato.com

Swallow’s Inn
(“Worst bar in the county”)
Circa 1950
31786 Camino Capistrano
(949) 493 3188
www.swallowsinn.com

Taqueria El Campeon
31921 Camino Capistrano, #15
(949) 489 4078
www.elcampeon.com

Trevor’s at the TracksCapistrano Depot, circa 1894
26701 Verdugo St, Ste. A
(949) 493 9593
www.trevorsatthetracks.com

We Olive & Wine Bar
Ferris Kelly Building, circa 1920s
31760 Camino Capistrano, Ste. B
(949) 441 7279
www.weolive.com/san-juan-capistrano

VISIT RESTAURANTS IN LOS RIOS HISTORIC DISTRICT

The Tea House on Los Rios
Rodman House, circa 1910s
31731 Los Rios Street
(949) 443 3914
www.theteahouseonlosrios.com


Tour

San Juan Capistrano Historical Society Walking Tour Guides
Reservations: To make a reservation, please call the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society at (949) 493 8444.

Donations gratefully appreciated. All proceeds go towards historical preservation. Affiliated with San Juan Capistrano Historical Society.

San Juan Historical Guides
SUNDAYS AT 1 P.M.
The Walking Tour visits Los Rios Street, adobes, the historic downtown, and the old jail to hear tales of times gone by.

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Train Depot on Verdugo Street
Reservations: No reservations required. For group tour information and reservations, please contact: sanjuanhistoricalguides@gmail.com or call (949) 503-1632.

Donations gratefully appreciated. Proceeds go towards preservation and the Montanez Adobe Museum.

Please ask for the city’s Historic Walking Tour Guide for a complete listing of historic buildings in the historic downtown, or download a free walking tour map at sanjuancapistrano.org


Discover

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Historic Chapel, Landmark & Museum
Founded 1776
Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California Landmark #200, is the “Jewel of the Missions” and hosts one-of-a-kind artifacts, treasures, and paintings, original adobe buildings, Serra Chapel, world-famous swallows, and the Ruins of the Great Stone Church.
26801 Ortega Hwy
(949) 234 1300
www.missionsjc.com

O’Neill Museum
Garcia/Pryor House, circa 1870
Home to San Juan Capistrano Historical Society
Open: Wednesday – Sunday
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society is the headquarters for archives of photographs, books, documents, maps, genealogical records, oral histories, and much more.
31831 Los Rios Street
(949) 493 8444
www.sjchistoricalsociety.com

Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum
Circa 1794
Open: Friday – Sunday
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Explore the Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum through its presented artifacts, photographs, lectures, and hands-on education to learn about the different historical periods of San Juan Capistrano.
31806 El Camino Real
(949) 751 7258

Mission San Juan Capistrano Clubhouse
26801 Ortega Hwy
(949) 234 1300
www.missionsjc.com

Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
(949) 489 8082
www.caminorealplayhouse.org

San Juan Hills Golf Club
32120 San Juan Creek Road
(949) 493 1167
www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com


Downtown Events

JANUARY

No Community Events Scheduled


FEBRUARY

No Community Events Scheduled


MARCH

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s St. Joseph’s Day & Return of the Swallows Celebration (VIRTUAL)
Friday, March 19 · 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com/swallows


APRIL

Mission San Juan Capistrano Celebrates Earth Day (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, April 22 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com


MAY

Preservation Month at the Mission
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com


JUNE

No Community Events Scheduled


JULY

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s
Feast of Saint Junipero Serra Historic Bell Ringing
Wednesday, July 1
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com

Outside SCR
Family Friendly Outdoor Theater presented by South Coast Repertory
Thurdays – Sundays beginning on Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, August 1st
www.scr.org


AUGUST

Summer Concerts in Historic Town Center Park
Wednesday, August 18 · 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free to the Public
31872 El Camino Real
www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series
Saturdays: August 21 · 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com/music


SEPTEMBER

San Juan Capistrano Historical Society Annual Heritage BBQ
31831 Los Rios Street
www.sjchistoricalsociety.com

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Patriots Day Historic Bell Ringing
Friday, September 11
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com

Summer Concerts in Historic Town Center Park
Wednesday, September 15 · 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free to the Public
31872 El Camino Real
www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Constitution Day Historic Bell RingingThursday, September 16
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com


OCTOBER

Ghost Tours led by the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society
Los Rios Historic District
31831 Los Rios Street
www.sjchistoricalsociety.com

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Feast of St. John of Capistrano Historic Bell Ringing
Friday, October 23
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com


NOVEMBER

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Founders Day Historic Bell Ringing
Sunday, November 1 
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Park at San Juan Capistrano
31872 Camino Capistrano


DECEMBER

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Capistrano Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony (Ticketed Event)
Saturday, December 5 · 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com/christmas

Annual City of San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 5 (FREE)
31872 El Camino Real
www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Capistrano Lights Nightly Program
December 6 – December 30, 2021 · 4:00 p.m.
26801 Ortega Hwy
www.missionsjc.com/christmas


ONGOING EVENTS

Camino Real Playhouse
Weekly shows, plays and events all year long (including Camino Real Playhouse in the Park) on two indoor stages.
www.caminorealplayhouse.org

The Coach House
Weekly concerts, shows and events all year long.
33157 Camino Capistrano
www.thecoachhouse.com

San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce
31421 La Matanza Street
www.sanjuanchamber.com

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 4PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Closed early Christmas Eve and Good Friday.
Hours subject to change

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