The California Missions are full of historical importance for our state. In the 1700s, Franciscan friars, led by Father Junipero Serra, founded Catholic missions all along the state to teach Christianity and serve as churches. Even today, kids in California are frequently assigned the classic project of building a mission model around the 4th grade, and it’s fun and educational to take them to explore their mission in person. Whether you’re with the kids or not, an easy and affordable road trip is always a good getaway. Check out this folder for an easy route through the region.
With under three hours of driving if you avoid traffic, this one-day road trip is a unique way to explore the region and learn about its history. Which mission was your favorite?
Addresses: Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, USA
Addresses: Mission San Fernando Rey de Espaa, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345, USA
Addresses: Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA
Addresses: Mission Avenue, Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA, USA