These 8 Breathtaking Missions In Southern California Are Loaded With History

Did you know there are 21 stunning missions throughout California that are rich with history and over 200 years old? Several of the missions are located in SoCal and are worth a day trip. Want to take a look at these beauties? Here are the 8 historic missions of Southern California that everyone should experience in person. Why head to Europe this summer to see and tour historic buildings, when you can stay close to home and experience incredible history right here?

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There’s so much beauty and history to experience close to home. Aren’t these historic missions absolutely breathtaking? If you enjoyed seeing the unique architecture of the missions throughout Southern California, you migh also enjoy this tour of 10 Beautiful Churches in Southern California. So much beauty in this pocket of the world!