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Best things to do in San Juan Bautista

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“The best mission in California in one of my favorite little towns in California.”
3 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Our local Windmill Market is a perfect spot to pick up some fresh sandwiches (made to order!) bakery items, snacks, beer or wine. Staff is super friendly and prices are reasonable. You can assemble a gourmet picnic and bring it to the tent to enjoy as you watch the sun set on our deck, by the fire. It's heaven!”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The #1 place in San Juan Bautista to eat! Excellent and authentic Mexican food w/GINORMOUS portions. I personally recommend getting 1 order of the chicken nachos - with 2 or more plates to split it. You'll all still go home full! And happy too if you wash it down with a margarita . . . ;-)”
5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Local coffee shop that makes a mean cuppa joe. Great coffees, they grind there own beans right inside the shop, and they have one of the nicer patios in town. Relax, sip your latte, and grab a book from the book swap outside!”
4 locals recommend
Church
“Mission San Juan Bautista is a part of United States history. A major part of the settlement of the American West, this landmark is worth seeing on any trip up the California Coast! The city of San Juan Bautista is also a great place for authentic Mexican Food.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“great piece of history, and see some of the props used in Hitchcock's classic film Vertigo.”
3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Hard to beat a great burger, fries and a coke - old school glass bottle and all! Prices are a bit steep here, but at least the burgers are worth it.”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Basic home style Mexican cuisine. After you've tried Jardines downtown, this could be your next stop. Ole! ”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Welcome to the Bear Flag Gallery Mall. We are an International Co-Op of Unique Merchants offering the best selection of merchandise in San Juan Bautista. As a Co-Op several small business owners share the space and overhead and take turns working in the store. It's a business model that works well for people that want their own business and still want time for living. I hope you enjoy our store and visit every time you come to town, there's always something new to see at the Bear Flag.”
1 local recommends
Food
1 local recommends
Locality
“San Juan Bautista is a city in San Benito County, California, United States. The city of San Juan Bautista was named after Mission San Juan Bautista. San Juan is primarily an agricultural town. The Juan Bautista de Anza House, the General José Castro house, and the San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District are National Historic Landmarks. El Teatro Campesino is based in San Juan Bautista.”
8 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“This little theater's founder and creator Luis Valdez is famous for directing the movie Zoot Suit (1981). Today, they continue to produce original plays and are famous for their annual Christmas production, at the Old Mission, of La Virgen del Tepeyac. Check out their schedule of plays on thier website: http://elteatrocampesino.com/calendar/”
1 local recommends
Store
1 local recommends
Bakery
1 local recommends