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San Francisco, California

Faery Door

San Franciscans leave gifts and messages for the magical beings that live behind the tiny, mysterious door installed on a tree in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Pitch

The best place in the park to test out your throwing arm.
San Francisco, California

Monarch the Bear

The taxidermied remains of the "last wild grizzly bear in California" and of the symbol of the state of California.
San Francisco, California

Tenderloin National Forest

A speck of nature and art in one of San Francisco’s most notorious neighborhoods.
San Francisco, California

Pier 22½ & the SFFD Fire Boats

Prone to disastrous fires, the city of San Francisco has the Guardian, a fireboat gifted by residents, to watch over them from the bay.
San Francisco, California

Uncle John's Tree, McLaren Lodge

San Francisco’s Century-Old Christmas Tree.
San Francisco, California

Spanish Monastery Stones

Remains of a 12th century chapter house in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Janis Joplin Tree

A famous alternative culture epicenter and where Joplin serenaded young hippies.
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
Oakland, California

Gnomes of Lake Merritt

This mysterious series of teeny guerrilla installations sheds a whimsical light on street art in Oakland.
Alameda, California

St. George Spirits

One of the best absinthe distilleries in the United States.
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
San Francisco, California

1908 Cistern Circles

Ancient technology adopted after hard lessons in worst-case-scenario fire control.
Alameda, California

Naval Air Station Alameda

A decommissioned Naval base now rents itself out for people who want to blow stuff up.
San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay.
San Francisco, California

Urbano Sundial

A promotional sun clock on the site of San Francisco's great raceway.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Naval Shipyard

Radioactivity still cause for concern at this urban explorer's paradise.
Pacifica, California

San Francisco Bay Discovery Site

A rough granite monument marks the spot where Europeans first caught sight of the San Francisco Bay.
Moss Beach, California

Moss Beach Distillery

A 1920s speakeasy that had rum runners racing up and down the shores of California.
Newark, California

Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brightens the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town.
Mountain View, California

Hangar One

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

Lick Observatory

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