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Places visited in Colma, California
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San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

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

1908 Cistern Circles

These subterranean storage areas hold emergency water reserves.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
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

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

Created in 1972, the famous sculptor's intricately detailed monument to San Francisco is overflowing with city landmarks.
San Francisco, California

Clarion Alley

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

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
Colma, California

Emperor Norton's Grave

The final resting place of the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
Jenner, California

Fort Ross

The southernmost outpost of the Russian Empire in colonial America.
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
Sunol-Midtown, California

Sunol Water Temple

A Roman-inspired temple once controlled half of San Francisco's waters.
Mountain View, California

Computer History Museum

From the Difference Engine to the Cray-1, all under one roof.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history.
San Francisco, California

Portrait of Emperor Norton

A mysterious painting of the self-declared Emperor of the United States watches over a local hof-brau.
Colma, California

Wyatt Earp's Grave

The peaceful gravesite of a rugged wild west gunman echoes the touching story of his last days.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
Big Sur, California

The Henry Miller Memorial Library

It's not your typical library, memorial, or book store.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
San Francisco, California

Free Gold Watch

This print shop boasts one of the largest pinball arcades in San Francisco.
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay.
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
Big Sur, California

Nepenthe

Offering commanding views of the California coastline, this restaurant was a hub for the artists and bohemians of Big Sur.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Naval Shipyard

Radioactivity still cause for concern at this urban explorer's paradise.