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“Delightful Place for Antique Shopping, Restaurants, and a Biker Bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Third Street

Third Street
Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
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Type: Antique Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Fremont, California
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“Delightful Place for Antique Shopping, Restaurants, and a Biker Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is worth exploring 3rd Street in San Juan Bautista. It has very good antique stores, a bakery, a biker bar (Daisy's) and also restaurants. Our favorite restaurant on 3rd street is Jardines De San Juan, with its good Mexican food and beautiful cactus and flower garden.

San Juan Bautista is also known for the mission.

Parking is on the street.

Visited July 2014
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California
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“You have to walk down 3rd Street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

San Juan Bautista is a magical little town with a mission, rustic buildings, and a cemetery at the end to round out the western feel. This town has been here for a long time, 130+ years. The street has old buildings with rustic bakery's, cafe's with soda machines, Mexican restaurants with gardens and chickens free ranging, and tiny antique shops that leave you looking for treasure. The street is cute, and when they have events usually full of people and decorations. If you live in the Bay Area, this should be on your list for the weekend.

Visited February 2014
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Arizona
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“A fun day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you are into antiques this your place. I'm not but it was fun to walk up one side and down the other. There are enough "boutiques" to make it worthwhile. Have an ice cream cone at Margot's and people watch and definitely have lunch or dinner at Jardins. It's an oasis garden and has authentic Mexican food. Best Margarita I've ever had. Any shopkeeper will give you the history of the town and Mission if given the chance.

Visited August 2013
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Jackson, California, United States
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“Nice shops and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Close to Mission San Juan Bautista and the state park and close to both SR 156 and US 101, there's great shops to visit and good food to eat on San Juan's Third Street!

Visited February 2013
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San Clemente, CA
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“Quaint Downtown San Juan Bautista”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Third Street is the historic downtown area of San Juan Bautista. It consists of about 4-5 blocks of historic buildings in which you'll find well-kept shops and restaurants -- antique stores, art galleries, ice cream parlors, specialty shops, etc. The street is one block from the historic Mission San Juan Bautista, which dates back to 1797. Definitely worth spending an afternoon here.

Visited July 2012
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