Watch our day in San Juan Caspistrano in my YouTube video below:
Here is how we spent our day plus a few things we planned to see that we didn't get to:
Shopping on Los Rios Street
Los Rios Street is the oldest street in California! It still has 40 original structures including a few native adobes. Most of the area is a residential street, but there is one section of shops and restaurants.
We wandered in and out of all the artists’ store fronts and bought clothes inside Las Catrinas.
My mom and I made reservations at The Tea House on Los Rios, and it was the most adorable place. We sat in the back garden and absolutely had ourselves a time enjoying round after round of tea and champagne, finger sandwiches, salad, and of course dessert.
This restaurant was great for an adult mom and daughter day. We saw lots of kids and teens there, bachelorette parties, and husbands and wives. It was a place for everyone with good food and an even better atmosphere.
Learn about The Mission
The Mission is a church that was built to help evangelize the natives. Due to its early closing time, we did not make it in time to visit during our day in San Juan Capistrano.
Learn more about The Mission and purchase tickets on their website here!
Visit the Train Station
Another landmark in town is the train station. We essentially did not cross the train tracks during our day. The town is practically split in two by the tracks, and we primarily stayed on the one side.
See more about the now Zephyr train station here.
I hope to get back to San Juan Capastrano one day to learn more about this beautiful site of California.
Until then, read more California guides below!
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