San Juan Capistrano Attractions
Blas Aguilar Adobe House. Built in 1794 to serve as a home for the soldiers and local Native Americans who served in the mission, this historical site contains artifacts that tell the story of what happened during those early Mission years.
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. The largest park in all of Orange County, this highly accessible park is just seven and a half miles from the city and offers wide open spaces, extensive trails for biking and hiking, as well as a themed playground for the little ones to enjoy. It also has facilities for campers and joggers including showers and fountains with water suitable for drinking.
O’Neill Museum. One of the first wooden frame houses in the city, this historical architectural gem was built in the Victorian style. The structure was constructed in the period between 1870 and 1880 and now serves as a museum. It was built by saloon owner Jose Dolores Garcia for his wife Refugio Yorba.
Historic Town Center Park. This community park is encircled with a jogging paths and contains picnic facilities perfect for lounging and for barbecues with family and friends. It also serves as an outdoor event venue for concerts, town gatherings and outdoor theatrical productions.
Mission San Juan Capistrano. This town complex built in 1776 is one of California’s most treasured historic sites. It is a registered monument with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The city has carefully preserved the grounds over the years. The complex spans over 10 acres and contains numerous adobe structures and gardens that visitors can still see today.