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San Jose, California

The San José Semaphore

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

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
Sunnyvale, California

Orchard Heritage Park

800 apricot trees honor Silicon Valley's agricultural history.
London, England

Yeoman Warders Club

There's an exclusive Beefeaters pub hidden in the Tower of London.
San Francisco, California

'Gods and Goddesses of Baseball'

A modern frieze of ancient Grecian mythological figures playing a national pastime.
Cambridge, England

Newton's Apple Tree, Trinity College

This tree was grafted from the actual tree that led Isaac Newton to ponder the theory of gravity.
Boston, Massachusetts

Berkeley Weather Beacon

A beacon atop a downtown building provides Bostonians with weather forecasts and baseball news.
Portola Valley, California

Alpine Inn

The Internet Age began with a transmission from this biker bar.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Loop

Where a railroad loops under or over itself to rise or drop more than 70 feet in a short distance.
Crescent City, California

Battery Point Light

This 19th-century museum inside of a lighthouse is only accessible during low tide.
Cambridge, England

Garret Hostel Bridge

Named after a lodging site that existed nearby, a bridge has existed at this location since 1455.
San Francisco, California

Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship

A rococo retro-futurist future-rustic vernacular between yesterday’s tomorrow and the future that never was.
San Francisco, California

Hoppers Hands

At the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, a small sign basically begs for a high-five.
San Francisco, California

Yerba Buena Torpedo Storehouse

One time home to turn of the century explosives, now hidden under the Bay Bridge.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
San Francisco, California

Alvord Lake Bridge

An overlooked and unassuming engineering marvel.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic collection of plants.
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Boston, Massachusetts

Union Oyster House

This nearly 200-year-old restaurant's history includes an exiled French prince, JFK, and a very hungry Daniel Webster.
San Francisco, California

1852 South Beach Shoreline

The original place where water met land in the City by the Bay is outlined in brass.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.