Local Attractions

Local Attractions
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Central Coast wine country is calling. But so are a number of vibrant attractions just minutes away from your luxury boutique hotel. History, culture, live music, shopping, and the great outdoors. And of course, wine tasting at our local wineries. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got it. Tour our most celebrated landmark, the Old Mission San Juan Bautista, the largest of the California missions, and the adjacent State Historic Park, home to the only Spanish Plaza left in California and several structures built in the 1800s. Need help planning? Our knowledgeable staff can help you plan your day or offer the perfect, off-the-beaten-path suggestions.

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

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San Juan Oaks Golf Course

Enjoy 18 holes of golf at the San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, the first Fred Couples signature design golf course in California. An enticing course that is sure to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

3825 Union Road, Hollister, CA
831-636-6113

Historical Sites

Historical Sites

Old Mission San Juan Bautista Exterior Photo
Old Mission San Juan Bautista

Founded on June 24, 1797, by Fermín Lasuén of the Franciscan order, Mission San Juan Bautista was the fifteenth and largest of the Spanish missions established in present-day California. Named for Saint John the Baptist, the mission is the namesake of the city of San Juan Bautista. Barracks for the soldiers, a nunnery, the Jose Castro House, and other buildings were constructed around a large grassy plaza in front of the church and can be seen today in their original form.

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park exterior photo
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

The park is part of a nationally recognized historic landmark adjacent to Mission San Juan Bautista. The park and its plaza constitute what would have at one time been considered the town square. Learn about the history of native Californians, including the influences of Native Americans, Spanish and Mexican people. Join them for fun events such as the Early Days Celebration every June and the Living History, celebrated the first Saturday each month with lots of activities: spinning, candle making, dancing, loom weaving and much more. Take a self-guided tour! Click here for map

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Pinnacle National Park
Pinnacles National Monument

The Pinnacles National Park was formed from volcanic eruptions some 23 million years ago, leaving behind a spectacularly unique landscape to explore with plenty of caves, trails, towering rock spires and rock climbing areas, wildflowers and rare birds of prey to discover.

Freemont Peak
Fremont Peak Observatory

A state park with expansive 360-degree panoramas by day and stellar views of stars and constellations by night. You’ll get incomparable vistas of Monterey Bay and the Salinas and San Benito valleys from its hiking trails at the 3,169-foot peak. You’ll also be treated to views of the Santa Cruz, Diablo, and Gavilan ranges, and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Picnic, camp, or explore the pine and oak woodlands, home to many birds and mammals. After sundown, stargazers will want to head to the astronomical observatory and its 30-inch Challenger telescope, open for public programs on selected evenings, to delight in the wonders of the night sky.

Hollister Hills
Hollister Hills Vehicular Recreation Area

A 3,300-acre off-road vehicle recreation area with 128 miles of trails and several hill climbs, a haven for motorcyclists, 4-wheelers, picnickers, and campers. There is a practice motocross track, an ATV track for three- and four-wheeled vehicles, a TT track, a mini-bike trail, and a mini-track, as well as non-motorized nature areas with multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use, as well as and wildlife viewing and bird watching. Camping facilities are also available.

DeAnza Trail
DeAnza Trail

The San Juan Bautista De Anza Trail is the 5.3-mile section of the larger 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail that traces the story of the Anza Expedition of 1776, when Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza led more than 240 men, women, and children from Nogales, Arizona, across New Spain to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay. The San Juan Bautista stretch is an excellent biking, hiking and horseback riding trail that takes the adventurer into incredibly beautiful ecosystems. "¡Vayan Subiendo!"("Everyone mount up!") was de Anza’s familiar call.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Léal Vineyards

300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister, CA 95023
Our tasting room is open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 4:00pm
www.liveloveleal.com

Aimee June Winery

831 School Road, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Call for appointment, 408-739-1920

Bears Hideway

402-B 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
Open Wednesday-Sunday

Calera

11300 Cienega Road, Hollister, CA
Open daily 11:00am-4:30pm

DeRose Vineyards

9970 Cienega Road, Hollister, CA
Open Weekends 11:00am-4:00pm
www.derosewine.com

Guerra Cellars

500 John Smith Road, Hollister, CA
Open Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
www.guerracellars.com

Pietra Santa Vineyard & Winery

10034 Cienega Road, Hollister, CA
Open Thurs-Sat, 11:00am-5:00pm, Sun 11:00am-1:00pm
www.pietrasantawinery.com

Events

On Property Events

Looking for something fun to do during your stay? live+love+léal portfolio includes some of the most beautiful, exciting venues in the area. From holiday brunches to comedy shows, a gourmet meal or a night on the town, Léal events are sure to entertain.

  • Granada Theatre 17440 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
  • The Grove 7511 Pacheco Pass Road, Hollister, CA 95023
  • Léal Vineyards 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister CA
  • Sycamore Creek Vineyards 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Hacienda de Léal 410 The Alameda, San Juan Bautista, CA

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Shopping

Shopping

3 Angels Antiques & Consignments
410-D Third Street San Juan Bautista, CA
(408) 655-8002
Aggies Porch
37 Mariposa Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-4753
Attic Angels
410 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-9234
Bear Flag Gallery Mall
207 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-4285
Bella Dona Vintage Shop
1 Polk Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 345-9263
Fat Willy's Antiques
303 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 801-7375
Fool's Gold Vintage Collectique
34-A Polk Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-9275
Frills My Little Closet
203 3rd Street #D, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-2400
Golden Wheel Antiques
407 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-4767
The Guatemalan Boutique
302 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-1117
Lois's Unique Home Furnishings
203 Third Street Suite C, San Juan Bautista, CA
(408) 710-5421
Many Things
53 Muckelemi Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-4264
Moma Zooka's Décor
410 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(650) 888-0747
Mrs. B's Z Place
306 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-8880
Old Adobe Antiques
101 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-9971
San Juan Antiques & COLLECTIBLES
406 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-1017
Seasons Handcrafts
203 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-9972
Sweet Pea Antiques
400 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-9338
The Little Red Barn
405 third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-4792
Top Rock Shop
209 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-4441
Treasures At The Plaza
507 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 623-8882
Tresor Jewelers
203 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 310-9471
Vintage Cottage
103 The Alameda Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
(831) 345-0315

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Hacienda de Léal

410 The Alameda,
San Juan Bautista, CA

Call (831) 636-1400