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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.
Pescadero, California

Elephant Seals of Año Nuevo State Park

Once close to extinction, there is no shortage of elephant seals on the beaches of Año Nuevo State Park.
Del Monte Forest, California

Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point

Haunting and beautiful trees, doomed to die.
Monterey, California

Colton Hall Museum

The stately birthplace of California's statehood.
Monterey, California

Old Monterey Jail

This remarkably simple jail went over a century without an escape.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Moon Tree

A tree grown from astronaut seeds which were exposed to cosmic rays.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Old Whaling Station

An old whaling station now serves to give the public a look at the commercial whaling industry, no longer a part of Monterey's economy.
Monterey, California

Casa del Oro

The first safe in this California town had to hold all the gold.
Monterey, California

San Carlos Cathedral

The oldest continuously operating church in California.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Custom House

The oldest U.S. Government building in California, and it's State Historic Landmark #1.
Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground

This municipal playground was co-created by the father of one of the most playful characters ever.
Astoria, Oregon

Goonie Trails

The lush coastal city of Astoria is riddled with forgotten secret sidewalks.
Astoria, Oregon

Astoria Pioneer Cemetery

This graveyard is the eternal home of many brave pioneers who settled the Great Northwest.
Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
Seaside, Oregon

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Columbarium

Lighthouse-cum-columbarium where "Nor'easters" and grandma go to die.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis Sidewalk Stamps

Contractors in this Oregon town have been stamping their names in sidewalks since 1908.
McMinnville, Oregon

The Spruce Goose

The wooden airship was the largest flying boat ever built.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Horse Rings

Tiny horses tethered to antique rings are scattered around the city.
Portland, Oregon

24 Hour Church of Elvis

The World's First 24 Hour Coin-Operated Art Gallery!! Plastic, Styrofoam, and Elvis--If you can't get rid of it, you might as well worship it!!