The Virgin of San Fernando - Photo taken for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht - December 2009. (click on image to enlarge)
A visit to historic San Fernando in the Northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley is a special experience. In many ways its like stepping back into Santa Barbara before the tourists and retirees arrived. Saint Ferdinand's Catholic Church is worth a visit, if only to see its very beautiful stained glass rose window.
The food in San Fernando is exceptional, especially if you are fond of real family-owned Mexican restaurants. The independent city of San Fernando is the hometown of many of the craftsmen/women who beautify other parts of Los Angeles Country. It's a community right on the edge of celebrating its crafts and arts - a great time to explore and make it part of your Valley-wise experience.