Tag: Orange County

4 Beautiful Things to See in San Juan Capistrano (with Map)

Charming things to see in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful town located in Orange County along the Orange Coast. It was founded by the Spanish in 1776, and houses a Mission started by Father Junipero Serra. The 1812 Capistrano earthquake caused extensive damage to the Mission and the community went into decline. San Juan was a rural town until after the 20th century, when the Mission was restored in 1910-20s, and it transformed the town into a tourist destination, and was also used as a backdrop for Hollywood films. This town is rich with history, and provides the visitor with wonderful restaurants, gardens, shopping, and historical buildings in which to explore with wonderful architecture which tell a story of times passed. Let’s explore together my favorite things to see in San Juan Capistrano.

12 Best Restaurants in San Clemente

Best restaurants in San Clemente California
When it comes to picking the best restaurants in San Clemente, the task is very difficult. Being a popular Southern California beach town, San Clemente has many restaurants that cater to so many different tastes and budgets. However, let’s try exploring some of the best restaurants in San Clemente.

7 Best Things to Do in San Clemente (with map)

Best things to do in San Clemente
San Clemente represents the typical postcard-perfect California beach town. Full with California vibe, San Clemente has developed in recent years into a true tourist attraction both for locals and visitors from far away. Come along with me as we explore my favorite things to do in San Clemente.

San Juan Capistrano Mission takes you back in time

I love Southern California and in particular I love all the small beach towns on the way to San Diego from Los Angeles. They have clean beaches and the water is much warmer than Los Angeles and Ventura beaches. San Juan Capistrano is one of these small beach towns along the Southern California coast. It is small but clean and quiet. Wonderful weather and proximity to the Pacific Ocean make San Juan Capistrano a truly delightful beach town. In addition to the clean beaches, San Juan Capistrano boasts one of the twenty seven old California Missions.

California Adventure Park is a true amusement park.

California Adventure ParkWe took advantage of the 2Fer ticket for Southern California residents when we visited Disneyland on Easter weekend. So, two weeks after visiting Disneyland during Spring Break, we came back to visit California Adventure for FREE ! This was a great deal indeed. The simple fact that we came after Spring Break made our experience a lot better than what we went through when visiting Disneyland.

A Day Trip to Disneyland is a Dream Come True

Disneyland-California-CastleDisneyland is called the “happiest place on earth”…at least that’s how the Disney company calls it. A place of magic and wonder where Mickey Mouse is the king. I usually visit Disneyland only when relatives or friends out of town come and visit California. Disneyland is a must see attraction for Southern California, so we’ve got to take our friends when they come to visit. This time however, was very special because I took my wife and my daughter to visit and it was their first time visiting Disneyland. I think it’s pretty cool to take people to Disneyland especially if they’ve never been there before. I wouldn’t say that this place was very happy…especially because of the crowds…but it was very nice and entertaining for sure.