O’Neill Musuem in Los Rios Street Historic District

Located at the end of the Los Rios street, this small historical house is a fun place to spend 20 minutes and get a better understanding of the history of the area. At $1 for entry it is well worth supporting the preservation of places like this and exploring the artifacts they have on the […]

Los Rios Street Historic District: Food Antiques & History

In the beautiful city of San Juan Capistrano you can easily spend an entire day at the mission that it is known for, exploring the history and seeing the swallows. It is just as easy to spend a half day exploring the historic Los Rios District that people often overlook though. In Southern California especially […]

Ramos House Cafe: Historic Brunch in San Juan Capistrano

Located in the historic Los Rios area of San Juan Capistrano, the Ramos House Cafe has become a renowned brunch destination and it is easy to see why. The cafe itself is in a unique old building from the 1800’s and it sits right on the Metrolink line so you get a beautiful historic location to […]

Riding Metrolink from Riverside to San Juan Capistrano: A Full Day Adventure

I fully admit that I never thought about doing this until a friend of mine rode Metrolink to LA and told me I needed to try it out. After researching where to go I decided on San Juan Capistrano since the downtown area was so close to the track and set out to see how […]

Exploring Mission San Juan Capistrano: A Photographic Guide

While growing up in Southern California I must have been sick during the school trip that takes you to this mission, as everyone that I have talked to has been here other then me. Since that was case, I decided make a full day out of it and to see the Mission San Juan Capistrano […]

Wildflowers of Mission San Juan Capistrano Photos

One of the things I often forget about California is the rich history that is prevalent in the Missions that line the coast. There are 21 missions in California, all in different states of preservation and beauty, but the stand out of these is Mission San Juan Capistrano. I will dive into my time at San Juan Capistrano in another […]