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New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools that flow through the 'Ohe'o Gulch and into the ocean.
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

An elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels is now a piece of San Francisco history.
San Francisco, California

Loved to Death

This shop specializes in oddities and Victorian-inspired wonders.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

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

The Henry Miller Memorial Library

It's not your typical library, memorial, or book store.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Descanso Gardens

Hiding amid the largest camellia collection in the country lies a charming children's maze, donated by a secret admirer.
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms.
Pasadena, California

California Cactus Center

A nursery specializing in strange and beautiful succulents and cacti.
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
Los Angeles, California

Evergreen Memorial Park & Crematory

Los Angeles's oldest cemetery allows visitors to trace the history of this proud city.
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts.
Pasadena, California

Luggage Room

Former 1954 Del Mar Train Station now serves signature cocktails and delightful culinary treats, and still operates as a Metro stop.
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.
Los Angeles, California

Chicken Boy

The so-called "Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles" is on a one mutant mission to keep L.A. weird.
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike.
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.