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Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-2139.
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in San Clemente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went for a wedding recently and it was very nice. Ceremony was held overlooking the ocean and the reception was an indoor/outdoor affair. Parking is a dirt lot right out front, but there's street parking for more space. The Amtrak runs right out front and it's pretty loud with horns blaring, but luckily it didn't pass during the ceremony.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Attended a family wedding at his venue. Beautiful! Pacific Ocean in the background, gorgeous sunset. Efficient staff. Only negative--very little space for parking; needed to take a taxi or walk from our hotel

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Irvine, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice views of the pacific ocean, pier and grounds. Walking distance from the pier. This would be a great location for a wedding or special party.

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Spring Grove, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The site offered magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as we watched a beautiful wedding. The Center was a perfect place for a summer beach wedding.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

On a nice day, this place is great to see and to stroll around to take in the scenery and fresh air.

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San Bernardino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

it's crowded with rude people who just wanna take a selfie....don't bother it sux! Took my girlfriend just so we could have romantic night...never again!!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Built in the mid-1920's, this was the home of the original founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson. It is a beautiful Spanish style courtyard home, and has been completely restored. It is well worth the small admission price to explore the grounds, the home, take pictures (marvelous views over the Pier Bowl area), and learn a lot of So Cal... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This 1920's hacienda-style casa has just enough of its original character to make the tour of it and the grounds delightful. The terra cotta floor tiles are beautiful. I especially enjoyed the old door knobs found throughout the casa. The gardens are beautiful, with many of the plants marked with their names. There are lots of benches, so we sat... More

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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very cool historical former home of San Clemente's first mayor. Same architect that designed the "Western White House" where Nixon retired in town.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

What a rookie error for a seasoned traveler. We arrived on a Monday and found the site closed. Be sure to check days and hours, since they are limited, especially during the week. We could see the beautiful court yard gardens through the gateand the casa itself from the San Clemente pier below.It is obvious to see it was a... More

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