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Mission San Juan Bautista

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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Picnicking

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Worth getting off the beaten path

A early day trip to Monterey was delayed by a compulsion to take the exit to the Mission and I'm so glad I did. It's a small community and the Mission grounds are in excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A early day trip to Monterey was delayed by a compulsion to take the exit to the Mission and I'm so glad I did. It's a small community and the Mission grounds are in excellent condition. The buildings are well preserved, the patio garden is lovely and the flowers made for some beautiful photos. The Mission church is a beautiful.... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice historic mission of several along California . We stayed at the Hacienda de Leal. What a wonderful place, great staff, breakfast, convenient drive to Monterey, Carmel. Stop by and eat at Jardine de San Juan. You'll love the food, drinks and gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you are in the area anyway, though - unless you are a huge fan of "Vertigo" - this may not be a trip worth making for most casual visitors. This is an eerily quiet part of California, with a great setting for the mission which is more than 200 years old now.... More 

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Modesto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The coolest part about visiting the mission is it is on the San Andreas fault. It is possible to see the fault line if you know what to look for. The mission is well preserved and a major historical monument in California history. It is less than a 5 minute drive from U.S. 101 and State Route 156. Why not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Really a great experience. We spent a lot of time, and it was worth every minute. A must see if you are in the area.

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Kentfield, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Sitting next to the San Andreas fault, it has sure challenged this mission through the years. A bonus are the various animal tracks preserved in the aisles: a fun treasure hunt for kids. The grounds and buildings nearby complete a sense of frontier life in the olden days. The staff is very welcoming here and the gift shop has some... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What's so special about Mission San Juan Bautista is that it is as close to what I imagine the mission was originally, without having been "gentrified" as many of the missions have been. The town is a walk back in time. A nice get-away from the bay area - close and yet so far.

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited 4 Spanish missions on our recent trip to California. Both of us grew up in California so in the fourth grade we had California history and the memorable unit on the 21 Spanish Missions in the state. Our first mission on the trip was San Juan Bautista, (St. John the Baptist). It was founded in 1797 by Femin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Visited Mission San Juan Bautista with my family and we all enjoyed walking through the many historic rooms filled with so many antiques and memorabilia. I loved the church! It's so peaceful there and it is a great place to bring your kids and the whole family to learn a little about our historic San Juan Bautista!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The mission is surrounded by a historic park that requires a separate ticket and is well worth it. The display of horse drawn vehicles is the largest I have seen. Take a look at the house of a lady who survived the Donner party. The mission itself is beautiful and the museum and cemetery are fascinating. The surrounding town has... More 

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