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Historic California Day Trips

California is not all amusement parks and beaches, its also rich in history. Listed here are popular and off the beaten track places that will be of interest to history buffs and day trippers. A day exploring landmarks, ghost towns, buildings and historic sites is both fun and educational for the whole family. The best part of these trips is that many of these places are free to visit.
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Mission San Juan Capistrano
Old Town San Diego
Mission San Juan Capistrano beautiful gardens and buildings
Old Town San Diego the birth place of California.
Los Alamos day trip
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Alamos a town that looks much like it did back in the fifty's.
La Brea Tar Pits remains of life in southern California.
Pico Canyon Mentryville Ghost Town
Adamson House
La Purisima Mission
USS Iowa San Pedro
Pico Canyon Mentryville explore the remains of oil boom ghost town.
Adamson House one of the most magnificent homes in California.
La Purisima Mission in the town of Lompoc. Santa Barbara County.
USS Iowa San Pedro huge battleship is a naval museum.
California Citrus State Park
Wrigley Garden Catalina Island
Mission San Luis Rey
Cabrillo Monument
California Citrus State Park visitor center and acres of citrus groves.
Wrigley Garden Catalina Island rare plants endemic to California.
Mission San Luis Rey California mission near Oceanside.
Cabrillo Monument an oasis of nature and military history.
Historic Olvera Street Los Angeles
Automobile Driving Museum
Little Tokyo Historic District
Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
Historic Olvera Street Los Angeles shopping and great food.
Automobile Driving Museum take a ride in a classic auto for free.
Little Tokyo Historic District historic area of downtown LA.
Gaslamp Quarter on the National Register of Historic Places.
Will Rogers State Park
Will Rogers State Park a year-round destination perfect for a family trip.
Calico Ghost Town
Pioneer Town
Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Randsburg old west town with antique shops, western saloon.
Calico Ghost Town 1800's restored silver mining town.
Pioneer Town Yucca Valley western movie film location.
Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch adobe buildings from the past.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery one of the oldest in Los Angeles.
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