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1. Leslie House 1880 12. Perkins House 1882
2. Ferrini Park 1869 13. B.F. Whitney 1891
3. L.A. Men's Club 1947 14. Blue Cottage 1890
4. Depot Motel 1870 15. Perkins House 1882
5. Railroad Depot 1883 16. Community Church 1887
6. General Store 1880 17. C.H. Pearson House 1878
7. Bank/Lariat Bar 1916 18. Delaguerra House 1901
8. C.H. Pearson's "Cheap Cash" Store 1878 19. Henry Gewe House 1900
9. Union Hotel 1890 20. Bell School Site 1876
10. Victorian House 1890 21. Crowell House 1882
11. Wm. Gewe House 1881 22. F. Foxen House 1882

Things to do Nearby (Within a 30 minute drive of Los Alamos)

BEACHES
Gaviota is the closest beach traveling South on 101. Located where the highway makes the turn inland. Camping is available and a boat launch.

Refugio Beach on the Gaviota coast line. This beach is beautifully lined with palm trees and usually has very small surf. There is a campground and a snack shop open during the summer months El Captain, just south of Refugio beach is another camping spot and the beach is very much like Refugio.

Heading north on highway 101, Oceano and Pismo are the two beaches most popular. Oceano for it's dunes and the ability for vehicles to drive on the long expanse of beach. Pismo, once the clamming center, still has great restaurants serving wonderful clam chowder and has that 50's beach town feel.

GOLF
La Purisma Golf Course is used for major golf tournaments and is located off of highway 246 between Buellton and Lompoc. The River Course is located in Solvang on Alisal drive. There is a wonderful restaurant with stunning views of the mountains.

HIKING
Many, many hiking trails can be found up Figueroa mountain. Figueroa Mountain road is off of highway 154 just across from Los Olives. There are horseback riding trails, picnic areas and more hiking trails than you can shake your walking stick at. There are also hiking trails around Lake Lopez.

LAKES
Thirty-five minutes south of Los Alamos off of highway 154 is Lake Cachuma. Although no swimming is allowed, boating, fishing and bird watching are of particular interest here. In the winter it is possible to spot bald eagles nesting along the shore. There is a campground.

North of Los Alamos and exiting on Grand Avenue in Pismo Beach you can spend the day at Lopez Lake. Many camping areas, day picnic sites and a water park are all attractions here. Swimming is allowed and there is plenty of boating and windsurfing activity.

MISSIONS
La Purisma Mission is located near Lompoc (about 30 minutes) and is a wonderful days excursion. There are hiking and riding trails in the hills above the mission and picnic spots on the mission ground. The docents at this mission have several re-enactments of what mission life was like, with candle and soap making, hide tanning and the many other daily activities of that time.

Santa Inez Mission is 20 minutes from Los Alamos, located in Solvang on Highway 246. The mission is still used for religious services and has a very active membership.