AAA Editor Notes
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, on the plaza, includes the Plaza Hotel, built in 1858 on the site of the old Spanish soldiers' barracks, and the 1840 Castro-Breen Adobe, headquarters of the Mexican government and later home of the Patrick Breen family, survivors of the ill-fated Donner party.
Other attractions are the 1868 Zanetta House, a blacksmith shop, a jail, gardens, a Spanish orchard, a livery stable with old carriages and a slide show about the history of San Juan Bautista.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.