Elevation : 37 meters
Population : 36,013
Built in : 1776
Named after : Giovanni de Capistrano
Tourism : Year Round
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Accommodation Prices : 72.59 USD - 300 USD
Nearest Airport : John Wayne Airport (21 miles)
Location : Orange County, California
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Welcoming over 300,000 visitors every year, San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful bayfront city known for its iconic bell at the Mission San Juan Capistrano christened after the legacy of Saint Junipero Serra who founded it and then the city. Nestled in the picturesque hills of Orange County, the rustic city overlooks Capistrano beach. The shore is lined with chic eateries, traditional shops and gift stores, all of which add to the natural and commercial appeal.
Returning to the city for centuries are the signature Cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano, creating an ideal retreat for birdwatching at the white sand beach close to the ancient Spanish chapel covering 10 acres of land, now owned by the Diocese of Orange. O’Neill Museum has a select array of artifacts and murals depicting the city’s history across centuries. ZOOMARS Petting Zoo is a great destination to enjoy wildlife safaris amidst lush semi-arid forests. You can take your kids to have fun petting lovable rabbits, emus and llamas that love to get hugs. Sprawled over 8,000 acres, the Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park is flanked with sycamores, coastal live oaks and other flora native to California. You can spend hours on hikes along the trails lined with pristine streams and wildflowers.
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