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Family Fun Day

San Juan Capistrano

Family Fun Day

An easy stroll from the station, this family-friendly itinerary is great for those who want to walk a little and enjoy a lot. Fun kid ideas including a petting zoo and a burger stop at Ruby's!


  1. Head straight to Zoomars Petting Zoo. More than 100 friendly animals to pet and feed. Ride a pony or pan for hidden treasures. Located in the Los Rios District. Open 9 am to 5 pm.

  2. Need coffee first? You'll be walking by Hidden Coffee House to get to Zoomars. This funky coffee house is situated literally in a house across the tracks from the station in the Los Rios District.

  3. Time out for lunch. Stop for a hamburger or salad at Ruby’s Diner. This family-friendly restaurant is located approximately one block south of the Mission. Open daily from 8 am to 9 pm.

  4. After lunch, cross the street and visit Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Founded in 1776, and lovingly restored, the mission is home those famous swallows and surrounded by lush grounds

  5. Cool off with ice cream after the Mission. Stop at the 3:16 bakery shop across from the station next to the theater and pick up yogurt, gelato or pastry for the train ride home..

  6. Look for cool destination deals in San Juan Capistrano on our deals page.

Arriving By Train

The San Juan Capistrano Depot rests in the heart of the historic district and is an easy walk to the Mission and Los Rios District. Opened in 1894, the station is an example of the area's Mission Revival architecture.

First Trains Arrive

  • 8:50 a.m. OC Line from Oceanside
  • 9:03 a.m. IEOC Line from San Bernardino
  • 10:01 a.m. OC Line from L.A. Union Station
  • 12:13 p.m. OC Line from L.A. Union Station

Afternoon Departures

  • 2:00 p.m. OC Line toward L.A. Union Station
  • 3:21 p.m. OC Line toward Oceanside
  • 3:29 p.m. IEOC Line toward San Bernardino
  • 6:11 p.m. OC Line toward L.A. Union Station
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Get A Discount

A number of shops, restaurants and historic sites offer discounts to those who take Metrolink. Be sure to explore all the deals while planning your trip!

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How To Ride

Download the Metrolink Mobile Ticketing App. Or use any ticket vending machine (TVM) at any Metrolink station with weekend service to spend the best $10 ever.

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