There are so many places in Southern California to take a beautiful drive, away from the busyness of the city. The Heritage Valley Highway 126 connects two cities, Santa Clarita and Ventura. In addition to running through a beautiful valley with vibrant orchards, small towns, and statuesque mountain ridges, this scenic drive in Southern California is filled with historic points of interest worth visiting.

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If all this sightseeing has made you hungry, the Ventura Harbor Village, just over a mile west of Olives Adobe Historic Park, is a lovely place for dinner and a little shopping while watching the boats bob in the marina. 

Have you taken this scenic drive in Southern California? How many of these historic places have you been able to see? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Check out this article for more scenic drive ideas in SoCal. 

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