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Sacramento, California

Sacramento Locomotive Works

This 19th century train workshop is a treasure trove of railroad history.
West Sacramento, California

'Subtile' Sculpture

A mesmerizing disco ball-like sculpture along the Sacramento River Walk.
Crockett, California

Wreckage of the S.S. Garden City

The remains of a deserted steamboat sit rusting beside an old ferry pier and an abandoned train platform.
Davis, California

Bats of Yolo Causeway

Each summer, the migratory bats living beneath the bypass form "batnadoes" at dusk.
Los Angeles, California

Hieroglyph Murals at the Egyptian Theatre

The decor of this Hollywood movie palace just barely predated the opening of King Tut's tomb.
San Francisco, California

Poet's Corner

A quiet nook at the top of a little-known hilltop park named after California's first poet laureate.
San Francisco, California

Heineman Building

This tall and trim architectural oddity is one of the skinniest buildings in San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Mount Davidson Cross

Sitting atop San Francisco's tallest hill, a cross honors the victims of the Armenian genocide.
Los Angeles, California

Joan of Arc Statue

This recovered statue stood guard outside the French Hospital for over 50 years—and then disappeared.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Theatre

Of the surviving movie palaces on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, this French Baroque gem is the most elaborate.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California

Calla Lily Valley

This little valley along Highway 1 is engulfed by thousands of lilies during the spring season.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
San Francisco, California

Venus Statue

The contorting sculpture is the tallest in San Francisco.
Stockton, California

Pixie Woods

This hidden amusement park is a magical escape for kids and kids-at-heart.
San Francisco, California

Clarion Alley

This one-block alleyway is stuffed with street art that is colorful, cultural, and intensely political.
Stockton, California

Wat Dhammararam

Giant jewel-toned statues fill the grounds of this Cambodian Buddhist temple in California.
San Francisco, California

Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

Perfect your fly fishing technique on their practice ponds.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
San Francisco, California

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

The neighborhood church casts a breast-shaped shadow that locals have come to call the “two o’clock titty.”
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Los Gatos, California

The Cats

A pair of pure white felines guard the entrance to a spot of California real estate established as an artist's haven.
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

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