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Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
Pasadena, California

Lucky Baldwin's

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

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner & Diner-Saur Park

Like a kitschy mirage in the Mojave, this eatery serves up classic 50s-style diner meals and a dinosaur sculpture garden.
Escondido, California

Elfin Forest

This dark, quiet forest on the outskirts of San Diego is dense with rumor and lore.
San Diego, California

Sheriff's Museum

It would be a crime to miss it.
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple turned their front yard into an artistic masterpiece.
San Diego, California

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

An inconspicuous footbridge beloved by San Diego locals.
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
San Diego, California

Sunny Jim Cave Store

Behind this beachfront shop lies a spectacular, colorful sea cave with an equally colorful past.
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
Newport Beach, California

Bunnyhenge

Fourteen curious and controversial white bunnies sit in a circle near Newport Beach City Hall.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
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.
Hesperia, California

Summit Inn Restaurant

The last Americana on Route 66.
Laguna Beach, California

Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower

This strange seaside tower got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would hide coins among its stones.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
Victorville, California

George Air Force Base

Abandoned Air Force base that has fallen into disrepair.
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.