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San Francisco, California

The Pirate Supply Store at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Santa Monica, California

California Heritage Museum

The diverse and sometimes odd cultural heritage of the Golden State is collected, examined, and displayed in this proud museum.
Pasadena, California

Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial

Pasadena’s Ground-Breaking Brothers.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Santa Monica, California

Chez Jay

A treasure hunter's tiny bar, harboring celebrities since 1959.
Pasadena, California

Vista del Arroyo Hotel

Pasadena glamour turned government issue.
Pasadena, California

The Old YWCA Building

A landmark for a trailblazer for female architects and the designer of one of the most famous and opulent buildings in California.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

An offbeat angle on the ocean viewed through an antiquated lens.
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
Pasadena, California

Lucky Baldwin's

A British pub embodies the spirit of a California legend.
Pasadena, California

Coolhaus Ice Cream

Making Ice Cream Hip Since 2008.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
Pasadena, California

The Raymond Theater

From silent movie theater to rock &roll palace and beyond.
Pasadena, California

St. Andrew's Church Murals

The artwork that Italians felt California didn't deserve.
Pasadena, California

Fenyes Mansion

A repository of Pasadena history.
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography.
Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Vault

Once strictly off-limits, this lower level housing curious and priceless vehicles of the Petersen Automotive Museum is now open to the public.
Los Angeles, California

Helios House

First LEED-certified gas station in the United States.
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.