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Stories and Tips San Juan Capistrano

Camping, hiking, and horseback riding

Written by C. A. Fliedner on 15 Mar, 2002

Not far from downtown San Juan Capistrano, up the Ortega Highway (Hwy 74)and into the surrounding hills is an 8,000 acre wilderness nature preserve. The landscape changes from scrub brush to enormous, ancient oaks and sycamore trees by the time you reach Caspers Wilderness…Read More


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The Mission and and its famous swallows

Written by C. A. Fliedner on 05 May, 2001

Although the purpose of this article is to provide you with other options besides spending all your time at the beautiful old mission, no article about San Juan Capistrano would be complete without at least a few words about its history and how the legend…Read More


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Los Rios Street

Written by C. A. Fliedner on 29 Apr, 2001

While you're visiting San Juan Capistrano, don't miss the small historic district on Los Rios Street. Los Rios is a narrow, shady road, which is lined with 31 historic structures, including several original adobe houses, private homes, quaint restaurants, an art gallery, and even…Read More


The Swallows of Capistrano

Written by Peregrine on 26 Jan, 2001

There are lots of legends about the swallows, and even a song. In fact, I doubt anyone can think of San Juan Capistrano without thinking of these little birds. No one really knows why the swallows return every year precisely on the 19th…Read More


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