The City of History – Est. 1869

San Juan Bautista is a unique village, alive with early California history and home to one of the most authentic, picturesque and pristine missions along the California mission trail. A deep commitment to preservation has endowed the city with historic authenticity, including a nationally registered historic district, a main street lined with buildings straight out of the old west and original adobes dating back two centuries. By embracing multicultural performing arts and artists, festivals and street fairs the community celebrates entertainment year round. Surrounded on all sides by untouched hillsides, organic fields and natural habitats, the call to nature and the rustic outdoors compliments every experience. Explore >

Old Mission San Juan Bautista
State Historic Park
Historic Downtown
Arts & Culture

Our diverse community embraces a slower way of life, a kind attitude to everyday encounters and a devotion to preserving the beauty and heritage of our historical foundation.

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Get Away for the Day

San Juan Bautista is located less than two hours from the Bay Area. Rustic original architecture and exceptional weather combine to lift your spirit.

Drive Times

San Jose
45 min
Santa Cruz
40 min
35 min
San Francisco
1 hr 20 min
1 hr 30 min