San Juan Capistrano is located between Los Angeles and San Diego along the California coast.
It is easy to reach by car by taking I-5 to the Ortega Highway (State Route 74) interchange.
Better yet, the train station is located right in the center of the historic downtown area.
O'Neill Museum, 31831 Los Rios St., ☎ +1 949 493-8444 (email@example.com), . A small museum that documents life in San Juan Capistrano in the 1880s. Also features an extensive collection of historical photos that can be browsed.(33.500422,-117.664261)edit
Walk of Faith Church, ☎ 949-606-0409, . A Home Discipleship Church focused on restoring discipleship in the home.edit
Second Saturday Art Fair, Camino Capistrano & Yorba Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, ☎ 949-493-4700, . 11AM-4PM. A juried display and sale of fine art, jewelry, and crafts that coincides with the Living History Day at the Mission.free. edit
Swallows Parade, . Every spring the largest non-motorized parade in the country celebrates the return of the swallows and the town's old west heritage. Additional events from January through March bring an old west flavor to the town.
Music Under the Stars, . On summer evenings, the Mission's music under the stars] series features concerts in the mission as the sun sets over the mission walls.
The Camino Real Playhouse,  has a regular schedule in its 88-seat theater. Each spring, the melodrama  is a major event with audience members cheering for the hero and booing and throwing foam rocks at the villain between bouts of laughter.
The Los Rios District is the oldest continuously occupied street in California and has a mix of residences and little shops on a beautiful shaded street. It is just across the tracks from the train station.
Zoomars,  (formerly the Jones Mini Farm) is what would happen if a petting zoo were really done right. It is owned by a rare bird dealer and is always close to immaculate and very well staffed. It also has facilities for parties.
Calvary Chapel Church, 31612 El Camino Real. This church is a loving and greatful church that worships and preach. edit
Regency Threatre, 26762 Verdugo Street. Regency is a great movie theatre with nice staff and theatres. They have one V.I.P theatre and a restraunt at the top of the building. edit
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway. The mission is a lovely historical place to visit and is also still a working church. edit
The historical downtown area along Camino Capistrano adjacent to the mission is lines with small shops.
Among the prominent shops are ...
The Antiques Barn, Nearly a block long and full of regional antiques
The Trading Post, Located across from the mission, it looks like a standard tourist trap at first glance. In the back of the store, however, there is a collection of authentic and high quality southwestern handcrafts.
San Juan Capistrano is known for its wide variety of fine dining. Skip the fast food joints by the highway.
There are half a dozen fine restaurants within 200 yards of the rail station.
All the locals know that the best fish tacos anywhere are found at a little taco stand across from the mission, Pedro's Tacos.
Ruby's, 31781 Camino Capistrano. A great restraunt near the theatre and close to all the shops in the historical part in San Juan Capistrano. edit
Golden Spoon, 31654 Rancho Viejo Road. Golden Spoon is a wonderful frozen yogert place down by many other restraunts. edit
Bravo Buger, 31722 Rancho Viejo Road. As they say this restraunt is the best breakfest in San Juan Capisrtano, but they also serve lovely lunch and dinners. edit
Bad to the Bone, 31738 Rancho Viejo Road. A restraunt with great service and food near Bravo and Golden Spoon. edit
Ball Park Pizza, 31654 Rancho Viejo Rd. This pizzaria is a great place for sport events and just going for the delicious pizza for the family. edit
McDonalds, 31822 Del Obispo Street. A greating smile as you enter this joint. You might be able to get a toy for your kids or a nice ice cream for some event. edit
Carls Jr., 31852 Del Obispo Street. Carls Jr is a place to order your hurry lunch and dinner. Next to McDonalds you can have a nice fast food during anytime of the day. edit
Del Taco, 31780 Del Obispo Street. A taco joint that sells most tacos and other mexican food but can also sell bugers and deserts. edit
Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano, 33711 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675, ☎ 949-443-3600, . Located off Interstate 5, the Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano Hotel provides easy access to local restaurants and shopping, the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Camino Real Playhouse and The Coach House.edit