Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic San Juan Capistrano

The area's churches and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in San Juan Capistrano. Renowned for its beaches, cafés and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Main Beach Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in San Juan Capistrano

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that San Juan Capistrano has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tijeras Creek Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Talega Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)

Seasonal weather in San Juan Capistrano

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of San Juan Capistrano

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, San Juan Capistrano is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Citrus State Historic Park (23.9 mi / 38.5 km)
  • O'Neill Regional Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Rancho Capistrano Soccer Complex (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Pittsford Park (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)

Traveling to and around San Juan Capistrano

Fly into Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), the closest airport, located 20 mi (32.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley), which is 23.6 mi (38 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to San Juan Capistrano Depot.

Where to stay around San Juan Capistrano?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 891 holiday lettings near San Juan Capistrano. From 381 Houses to 73 Cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover San Juan Capistrano area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Juan Capistrano?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Juan Capistrano:

  • Townsite: 806 holiday homes
  • Airport Area: 51 holiday homes
  • Balboa Peninsula: 854 holiday homes
  • Southwest Anaheim: 413 holiday homes
  • Anaheim Resort: 392 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Juan Capistrano?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Juan Capistrano. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Coach House: 2,336 holiday lettings
  • Rancho Capistrano Soccer Complex: 2,451 holiday lettings
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano: 2,370 holiday lettings
  • San Juan Capistrano Depot: 2,368 holiday lettings
  • Disneyland: 2,960 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Juan Capistrano listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Juan Capistrano?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 381 Houses in San Juan Capistrano. Our other popular types of San Juan Capistrano holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 73 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 318 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Juan Capistrano?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 296 holiday homes with pool available in San Juan Capistrano. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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