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.
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La Jolla is a quintessential beach town nestled on the San Diego coast. La Jolla has become famous for its dramatic and picturesque coast as well as the many sea animals and birds that roam around the rigged cliffs. A favorite for locals and tourists alike, La Jolla is definitely a family destination, having lots of things to do for small kids and teenagers alike. So, come along with me as we explore the coolest things to do in La Jolla California.
Coronado was incorporated as a city in 1890. Being an island, separated from the San Diego metropolis, Coronado is a small beach community that maintains its island feel. By 1888, when Hotel Del Coronado was built the city had become a major tourist destination. Coronado welcomes visitors from all over the world and is surrounded by the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, with gorgeous views all the way around. So, come along with me as we explore my favorite things to do on Coronado Island.
Early visitors to Santa Barbara called the city the American Riviera due to its similarities to the French Riviera, the region of southeast France on the Mediterranean coastline. One similarity shared by both the French Riviera and Santa Barbara is great food. Like the French Riviera, Santa Barbara has so many restaurants that it is hard to try all of them in order to compile a list of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara.
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.
San Diego is an amazing place to visit. It provides the iconic California feeling of sun, the ocean and simple energy. When it comes to finding fun things to do in San Diego with kids, there are simply too many to list in an article. From my many trips to the San Diego area I have gathered my favorite things to do in San Diego with kids, from seeing sea lions at La Jolla, to theme parks and simply hanging out at the beach. So come along with me as we explore San Diego for families.
Bishop California sits at the bottom of the Sierra mountain range and provides easy access to beautiful lakes and gorgeous hiking. In addition Bishop can serve as a great nașe for exploring the area by taking a few beautiful day trips South and North. Read more as we explore my favorite things to do in Bishop California.
Pismo Beach is another California beach town which embodies the California vibe. When you think of California postcard photos, well Pismo Beach is certainly one of them. From gorgeous beaches and picturesque rugged cliffs to great food and animals and of course perfect weather, Pismo Beach has it all. So let’s explore together the best Pismo Beach attractions.
Santa Barbara is the quintessential California beach city. From the amazing ocean location to the stunning surrounding mountains, Santa Barbara is the true California destination everyone dreams about. Even when it comes to things for children, Santa Barbara has many things to offer. Read on as we explore what to do in Santa Barbara with kids.
With the COVID-19 restrictions finally easing up, travel and tourism are starting to bounce back as well. A study done by AARP Research reflects this positive trend, showing that 77% of Americans feel it is safe to vacation this year. As well, since most of us have been stuck at home for the past two years, many of those who had travel plans have enough money and vacation time saved that they are eager to use. A recent poll indicates that most older American adults are willing to shell out up to $8,369 for their vacation.