The Dana Point Historical Society is taking reservations for a field trip to Rancho Santa Fe—“the town the rail built”—scheduled for Nov. 14 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $35 and include bus transportation and a two-hour guided tour of the village. Following the tour, attendees will have time to get lunch on their own at the inn. The return bus ride will include a visit to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.
The trip is limited to 50 people. Reservations are being taken via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide name, email and phone number for contact.
The $35 fee should be mailed or delivered to the Historical Society Museum at Dana Point City Hall, 33282 Golden Lantern, Suite 104, Dana Point, CA 92629.
The bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the Strand Vista Park parking lot off of Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road.
Though Rancho Santa Fe began as a failed attempt to grow lumber for railroad ties, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railways transformed the area into a community of “gentlemen estates.” Santa Fe officials hired the best engineers, architects, landscape architects and agronomists to create a utopian community. It was not long before Rancho Santa Fe became home to many Hollywood celebrities. The community has retained its 1920s architectural style and sense of place, inviting visitors to learn its stories.