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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.
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, California

Point Bonita Lighthouse

This lighthouse has been guiding shipping into the Golden Gate since before the American Civil War.
Mill Valley, California

Nike Missile Site SF-88L

Ride on a fully-restored Nike nuclear-tipped missile elevator from the Cold War.
Mill Valley, California

Headlands Center for the Arts

Internationally-recognized arts center housed in a century-old former military barracks.
Ferndale, California

Champion Cow Graves

Pay your respects to three butterfat queens.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
George Town, Malaysia

Church of St. George the Martyr

The oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
Washington, D.C.

Silver Lyan

Sip creative cocktails in the former vault of the Riggs Bank.
Da Nang, Vietnam

Lady Buddha

Vietnam's largest Buddha statue depicts a female sage.
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Giant pagoda houses the car that drove Thích Quảng Đức to his death by self-immolation.
Hội An, Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic landmarks was built by Japanese traders and is now in danger of sinking.
Hương Thủy, Vietnam

The Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh

An extravagant monument to an extravagantly unpopular Emperor.
New York, New York

Mei Lai Wah

The impeccably spiced roast pork buns at this bakery are worth the wait.
New York, New York

Kuih Café

All of the Malaysian sweets at this shop are made daily with a whole lot of love.
Brooklyn, New York

St. Anthony

Church featuring "high Victorian gothic" architecture.
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

The crown jewel of the Queens Museum is a nearly 10,000-square-foot architectural model of the city originally built for the 1964 World's Fair.
Queens, New York

Abandoned Redbird

A retired subway car stands alone in a field in the middle of Queens.
Brooklyn, New York

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Nature and beauty amidst pollution and industrial wreckage.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
Queens, New York

Soy Bean Chan Flower Shop

This New York florist also sells traditional tofu pudding.
George Town, Malaysia

Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion

Once the private home of China’s most legendary tycoon, getting inside this stunning mansion no longer requires an elite pedigree or acts of daring.
Singapore

Changi Airport's Butterfly Garden

Watch butterflies take flight before you fly.
New York, New York

Bill's Place

This speakeasy continues the Prohibition-era legacy of Harlem's jazzy Swing Street.