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Go San Diego Card
"With the Go San Diego™ Card enjoy access to 43 unique attractions activities and tours all around San Diego and beyond including Los Angeles. A total value of more than USD $1000 the Go San Diego™ Card is available to you at one low price! Visit San Diego’s most popular attractions such as the San Diego Zoo LEGOLAND® California
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
"Cruise through the San Diego Bay as your friendly informative narrators point out the sights. On board relax on the comfortable seating and pleasant sun decks and head down to the galley below for food and beverages available for purchase. Your fully narrated harbor cruise will take you to the US Naval fleet the famous Coronado Bay Bridge San Diego's bustling shipyards and the Star of India the oldest iron-hulled sailing ship still afloat. Take the 2-hour harbor cruise for the full tour; if you only have time for the 1-hour option
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
"Your jet boat adventure on San Diego Bay begins on the waterfront near the USS Midway Museum. After checking in receive a plastic poncho and ziplock bag to keep yourself and any personal items dry. Then step aboard the Patriot and set off into the bay.With two turbo-charged 1400-horsepower engines the red-white-and-blue Patriot is a high-powered ocean-going vessel that will zip and zoom you under the famous Coronado Bridge and around the bay. If the onboard music and the rushing wind in your hair don’t put you in a wild mood the hold-on-tight 360-degree spins and speeds reaching 40 nautical mph (64 kph) surely will. During your 30-minute tour
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More Things to Do in San Juan Capistrano

Father Serra's Church

This is the original mission church, the oldest building in California and the only standing structure where Father Serra said Mass.The altar is in the Baroque style, over 300 years old and is wood...
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keida84
Apr 23, 2005

Explore Cactus and Succulent Gardens

Most of the flowers in the SJC MIssion Gardens are not native to California. Before the Spanish introduced irrigation, California a natural desert was covered mostly with Cactus, Chapparel and Scrub...
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cnango
Sep 24, 2005

Lilies in the fountains

At the entrance of the Mission and in the center courtyard we have beautiful fountains with lilies and koi fish. The fountains look different in each of the four seasons. The picture of the bright...
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cnango
Sep 24, 2005

Light a Candle for Those in Need

Within the Serra Chapel is a small room dedicated to St Peregrine, the Patron Saint of cancer patients. A peaceful place, however the room is very small maybe 11 x 11 square feet. The air is warm and...
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keida84
Nov 14, 2005

The New Parish Church

The "New" Parish Church was built in 1984 it is a copy of the Great Stone Church which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812. With it's 104 foot bell tower, it is the tallest building in San Juan...
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keida84
Nov 15, 2005

The Chapel at the Old Mission

The grounds at the San Juan Capistrano Mission are open every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the afternoon of Good Friday. Admission is $6 and well worth the price, especially since the...
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zrim
Mar 03, 2004
 
 
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The Grounds are Immaculate

A lot of effort is clearly made to make the grounds colorful and clean. As I arrived early in the morning the groundscrew was out in force raking up the debris that had fallen from the shrubs and...
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zrim
Mar 19, 2004

The Oldest Building in California

In the Serra Chapel the 350-year old golden Baroque alter was sent from Spain. Notice how brilliant the gold is in the photo. The Chapel was built in 1776-78 and is the oldest building in California....
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Goner
Jun 28, 2003

Sacred Garden Bells

The bells were originally hung in the tower of the Great Stone Church until the earthquake of 1812. The large bells date back to 1796 and the small bells to 1804. These were the clocks of the mission...
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Goner
Jun 28, 2003

Hyatt Moore's Art Exhibit at the Museum

Hyatt Moore's paintings were on display in the Mission. He's a very talented artist and paints from his travels around the world. The painting of the Last Supper seemed perfect to put on VT as so many...
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Goner
Jun 25, 2003

Archeology Finds

They are still excavating the Mission compound and are finding many of the original rooms and work areas. There is an architectural office at the back of the mission. Since the 70's they have found...
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Goner
Jun 28, 2003

Soldiers' Barracks

In my opinion, the mission is best viewed as a self-guided tour. There are several well-written interpretative placards at the various exhibits. The thing that struck me about the barracks was the...
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zrim
Mar 03, 2004

California's First Vineyard

The first vineyard in California was at the Mission San Juan Capistrano The Mission Winery was built in 1783 and housed an indoor vat where grapes were crushed by foot and then flowed through an...
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cnango
Mar 21, 2008

Mission San Juan Capistrano

As a child growing up in Southern California this mission was always a favorite stop on the way to where ever we were going camping. The crown jewel of the California missions that stretch from San...
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RickinDutch
Jun 29, 2007

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27174 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, California, 92675, United States
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"Make a Pilgrimage to California's Missions"
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