Metrolink Weekends - Daycations - San Juan Capistrano

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    San Juan Capistrano

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    Ranked #1 in Family-Friendly Journeys

    Walkable town featuring that famous mission, a petting zoo, unique restaurants and watering holes, and the Los Rios District, California’s oldest neighborhood. Grab the trolley at the station and connect with points around town and Dana Point.

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    The Best of San Juan Capistrano

    Make the most of your visit with our carefully curated ideas. Watch for exclusive deals courtesy of our Metrolink partners. Enjoy like a tourist. Act like a local.

  • Day Trips

    Boutiques & Dining

    Explore San Juan Capistrano’s antique shops and boutiques lining Camino Capistrano.

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    California History Tour

    Let us give you a cool little tour of some of the most historic spots in this quiet little mission town.

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    Family Fun Day

    The quiet town of San Juan Capistrano is a fun place to escape for the day with your family.

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    Mission San Juan Capistrano

    The Jewel of the Missions offers attractions and activities for all ages.

    From station: 10 minute walk
    Deal: Free child’s admission with paid adult admission
    Los Rios Historical District

    Cross the tracks and stroll through California’s oldest continually operating neighborhood lined with quaint shops.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Zoomars Petting Zoo

    Whether you’re feeding llamas, petting goats, riding ponies or panning for gold, this charming little zoo offers hours of family fun.

    From station: 10 minute walk
    O'Neill Museum

    Step back in time at this meticulously preserved home from the 1800s that doubles as the hq for the local historical society.

    From station: 7 minute walk
    Antique Row

    Shop for one-of-a-kind items at the unique antique shops and dealers on Camino Capistrano.

    From station: 10 minute walk
    Bike Trails

    The San Juan Creek Trail trailhead at Los Rios affords access to a 6-mile ride to the Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.

    From station: 10 minute walk
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    Bueno Bueno Mexican Kitchen

    Casual, modern Mexican food and craft cocktails close to the station.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Deal: 10% off your check
    Ellie's Table Egan House

    Charming establishment serving from-scratch salads, soups, sandwiches and pastries and memorable coffee.

    Five Vines Wine Bar

    Cozy pub-like atmosphere with wine and craft beer, small bites, soup, and dessert.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Deal: 15% off any purchase
    L'Hirondelle Restaurant

    Intimate restaurant serving delicious French food in a quaint, quiet setting.

    Mission Grill

    Great prices on generous portions of good food in a friendly outdoor atmosphere across from the mission.

    From station: 10 minute walk
    Ramos House Café

    Vintage Los Rios District home transformed into charming, eclectic restaurant featuring locally grown produce.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Ruby's Diner and Sky Ranch Saloon

    A great choice for all ages and stages, this train-themed restaurant features an outdoor patio and bar.

    From station: 10 minute walk
    Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room

    Fresh hot deep dish pizza, pasta, and appetizers with attentive service and Happy Hour specials.

    Deal: Receive 10% off total bill
    Sundried Tomato Café

    Sundried Tomato Café

    From station: 10 minute walk
    Deal: Complimentary dessert
    The Vintage Steakhouse Restaurant

    Located in the historic Capistrano Depot, this unique restaurant offers dining in a vintage 1927 Pullman railcar.

    From station: At the station
    Trevor’s at the Tracks

    Enjoy internationally-inspired cuisine while dining in San Juan Capistrano’s historic train depot built in 1894.

    From station: At the station
    Deal: 10% off any purchase
    We Olive & Wine Bar

    Sample wine and small bites at the intimate bar before shopping for olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and tapenades.

    From station: 7 minute walk
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How to Get There

Everything you need to know, including train schedules and tips on buying tickets and riding Metrolink trains. Easy!

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  • Connections

    Catch the free trolley every 20 minutes at the Metrolink station Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Labor Day. Ride all over town and connect with the Dana Point Trolley.

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  • Good to Know Before You Go

    • All ages and stages rate this the #1 Metrolink Weekend destination

    • San Juan Capistrano has convenient summer trolleys for getting around town

    • Be sure to check the last train departure time for your ride home

    • Have kids? On weekends, kids up to 17 years old ride free! On weekdays, kids 5 years old and under ride free and those ages 6 and up, including adults, ride all day for only $15 with the new Summer Pass (Memorial Day to Labor Day only)

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