"Sweet Romance & Swallows in San Juan Capistrano" San Juan Capistrano by marinarena

San Juan Capistrano Travel Guide: 157 reviews and 482 photos

SJC-A place to be!

San Juan Capistrano has many advantages: (1) it can be reached easily from the train (2) it is very picturesque, providing a romantic backdrop (3) it is under the radar, so it is not jam-packed and touristy!

Mark this O.C. city for one to visit!

A lovely panoramic shot!

This town of Orange county is on local "must-see maps" for its historic mission in the downtown area. There is a yearly celebration here that marks the arrival of swallows to the mission. More info on this point is to come and oh, so much more to add here!

...and yet another water fountain!

She is a darling one in a well landscaped spot in downtown SJC!

I hope to add much more to the SJC pages. Riding on the Amtrak numerous times, I have seen that the countrysides here are just spetacular with wonderful hiking trails and ranch areas.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful views, the mission, serenity, remote
  • Cons:has a few "rough,unkept spots", but I stress very few!
  • In a nutshell:SJC- An alternative place for a romantic venture!
  • Last visit to San Juan Capistrano: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 3:22 PM

    I can't believe people are actually using trains in SoCal! That's great. Love the pics and info.


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