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Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City.
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town.
San Jose, California

The San José Semaphore

It took years to decode its mysterious messages.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
Marshall, California

The Marconi Conference Center

Built by the inventor of the radio, this abandoned hotel has housed early radio employees, military men, and a dangerous cult.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is, in fact, located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
Crockett, California

Wreckage of the S.S. Garden City

The remains of a deserted steamboat sit rusting beside an old ferry pier and an abandoned train platform.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
San Francisco, California

Research Departments, California Academy of Sciences

A century and a half of research in the sciences and natural history, still going strong.
Bodega Bay, California

Children's Bell Tower

A poignant memorial to a young boy whose death spurred a dramatic increase in organ donations in Italy—dubbed the "Nicholas Effect."
San Diego, California

Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Car

One man's quest for the ultimate road trip vehicle.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
Los Gatos, California

The Cats

A pair of pure white felines guard the entrance to a spot of California real estate established as an artist's haven.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Mount Hamilton, California

Lick Observatory

The world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory continues to report on the stars.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Mountain View, California

Hangar One

One of the largest free-standing structures ever built, this dirigible hangar is now simply a giant skeleton.
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
Hillsborough, California

The Flintstone House

A burnt orange monolithic dome structure perched on a hillside near Interstate 280.
Gilroy, California

Gilroy Gardens

Home to the "Circus" trees created by Axel Erlandson.
Bolinas, California

Alamere Falls

This rare example of a "tidefall" is a spectacular drop from the cliffs down onto the beach.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.