Earlier this season, I shared 5 Great Historic Spots in North Orange County so it's only fair that I give South County some local history love as well....
My hope is that you will be inspired to get out there and visit some of these historic treasures for yourself!
San Clemente Casa Romantica
Casa Romantica is Hansen's family home, built in 1927. Today, visitors are welcome to this cultural center overlooking the Pacific. It's a great spot to catch a concert, check out an art exhibit, or do Yoga on Wednesday mornings. If you go, bring your camera. The views are incredible.
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
Tues - Thurs: 11 AM - 4 PM
Fri - Sun: 10 AM - 2 PM
Irvine Katie Wheeler Public Library
Newport Beach Balboa Island-Newport HarborIt would be fair to say that the entire Newport Harbor is one big historic site. After strolling around Balboa Island (1908) take the Balboa Island car ferry (1919) across the harbor to Balboa Peninsula where the Balboa Pavilion (1906) towers over the old Fun Zone (1936).
Balboa Island Museum
331 Marine Ave, Balboa Island, CA 92662
Tuesday through Sunday 10-4pm
Modjeska Canyon Arden - Home of Helena Modjeska
Today, Arden has been lovingly restored by the OC Parks, and is open for tours. It takes an effort and a good GPS to find this tucked-away gem, but the journey is well worth it.
29042 Modjeska Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676
Tours are by appointment only.
Contact Heritage Hill Historical Park
San Juan Capistrano Los Rios Historic District
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