travelgrove Travel Tips

Mission San Luis Rey, San Diego, California

  • History & Culture travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: n/a
zsoldicsa's pictureby zsoldicsa History & Culture travel tip
added on the 5th of August, 2010
Mission San Luis Rey is the oldest mission in California. It was founded by Franciscan friars in 1794 to convert the local natives to the catholic religion.

Now it can be visited by the public. The rooms, cells and halls were preserved and give a very impressive view of the mission life of the age.

There are also exhibits, the most interesting one is the collection of Spanish vestments from the 18th century on, they say it's the largest in the US.

There is a gift shop as well with nice souvenirs and a great place for picknick if you can afford the time. It's worth it because it's so quaint.

$6 per person

Opening Hours:
Every day from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Whale watching in San DiegoSeaport Village
History & Culture

Recent travel tips for San Diego

  • Maritime Museum
    Maritime Museum was totally cool. It is basically a collection of six ships, some restored, some replicas and the exhibitions within the ships. You can learn a lot about maritime history, get to know how ships worked and get the [...]
    D: 3.1mi00
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets
    Las Americas Premium Outlets is the largest mall in the area of San Diego. With its statues and fountains it really creates a beautiful atmosphere and could even be considered nicest architectural Outlet Center in the region. There are a [...]
    D: 15.9mi00
  • The Mormon Temple
    The construction of the Mormon Temple of San Diego was led by the architect William S. Lewis II. and Kenneth Möller, their inspiration came from the Mormon temples in Salt Lake City and Washington DC. The white building is an excellent [...]
    D: 10.5mi00
  • The Old Town Esplanade
    The Old Town Esplanade is situated right in the heart of historic Old Town. There are a variety of shops, galleries and the Coyote Cafe, which offer excellent Mexican food and Mariachi music. [...]
    D: 3.2mi00
  • Gaslamp Quarter
    The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego's first choice for dining, shopping and entertainment. There are many things to discover in the areas of food, fun and culture. The gaslamp quarter is also one of the most historic areas of San Diego. If [...]
    D: 3.9mi00

Things about San Diego you may be interested in



San Diego Nightlife

With literally hundreds of happening hotspots - restaurants, bars, lounges, nightclubs and entertainment venues - San Diego is certainly one of the coolest nightlife destinations in the USA.Key Entertainment Districts There are several locales that make up the whole of San Diego City. Each of these places offers their own brand of merriment, from neighborhood pubs to upscale wine bars. However, [...]

More travel tips you might be interested in

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
This is not a very big zoo, but a very nice one. They take really good care of the animals and try to make their places as natural like as possible...
Outdoors Activities: Zoological Gardens

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Pedro Sánchez (On the way to Miches): If you are headed to Miches in the Dominican Republic, take time to stop off in Pedro Sanchez, a rural...
Outdoors Activities: Pedro Sanchez


Alger, Algeria
Hello to all, the Association organizes travel in Natura & Avventura desertakakus,Travel is the best way to discover desert. We are a small...
General: Natura & Avventura

Bhuj, India
If you love the art on metal, this is the best place to get astonished with some fabulous metal work. Museum of Kutch basically represent the...
History & Culture: Museum of Kutch


Rimini, Italy
It's the most beautiful local that i have seen in Rimini. you can eat, drink, dance, listen live music,....
Night Life & Entertainment: Restaurant Pizzeria Discopub BOUNTY

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios ( ) has some of the most diverse tourist attractions. You have Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Blue Hole (this...
General: Ocho Rios Attractions


Cebu, Philippines
Welcome to MyCebuRealEstate your wealth of information on Cebu Real Estate and Philippine Real Estate. Having a hard time finding the perfect...
General: Cebu Real Estate - Cebu House - Philippine Real Estate

Kanab, Utah
This is a fantastic site, and very few people know it because the more famous National Parks like Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon are...
Outdoors Activities: Coral Red and Pink Sand Dunes


Key West, Florida
I've never, ever seen so many beautiful colors in one place in my entire life. The conservatory is just beautiful. There's no other word, only if...
Family & Fun: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

Phoenix, Arizona
Frank & Alberts is a place where you eat delicious food presented with creativity and care. The dishes we ordered looked so good on the plates we...
Food: Frank & Alberts in Phoenix

   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it