We visited Mission San Juan Capistrano on a clear, hot October day. The whole site is a photographer's dream. No wonder I saw several professional photographers taking photos of couples and families (I guess for engagements, holiday cards, etc) while we were there. We spent a couple of hours wandering around with our provided audio guides (they help a lot in understanding what you are seeing). We were a family group from seven years old to fifties and we all had an enjoyable time. This is the first of the California missions which I've had the opportunity to visit. I understand it's one of the most impressive. I believe it. If you're anywhere in the area, go visit. You won't regret it.