Mission San Luis Rey de Francia was founded 13 June 1798 (18th in order) by Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuén. The mission is named for Louis IX, King of France (1215-1270).
Mission San Luis del Rey is the largest of all 21 California missions, also called the "King of Missions." The local Native American tribe, dubbed the Luiseños by the Spanish, were taught agricultural methods, and many converted. Today, the Mission is open to the public in the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality.
The Church is open to weddings and overnight spiritual renewal programs. Take a walk through a significant piece of Spanish Californian history, visit the church, cemetery, and the original arch.
The idea of building a wooden pier off the coast of gorgeous Oceanside, California, was proposed in March of 1888, and construction began in May. Months later, the pier stretched out to the Pacific Ocean 1,200 feet...
If you've had enough of the beautiful beaches of Oceanside, travel a little inland to visit gorgeous Guajome National Park. With 33 camp sites offering amenities like a caravan pavilion, picnic areas, and shade--not to mention the fresh, salty breeze. Read More →
This place feels like the classic American diner, albeit involved in an 80s explosion. The decor is cute and a nice throwback. I ordered the Frisco burger and had no complaints. If I had to say something bad about this place it'd be our server...she was just kind of standoffish and quick to rush us. However, the girl serving the table behind us seemed to actually be enthusiastic and welcoming, so...I guess it just depends!
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