Sutro Baths: One of San Francisco’s Most Unique Spots

One of the most popular spots for sunset in San Francisco is not the Golden Gate Bridge, but the Sutro Baths. These unique ocean fed baths were once a popular area for the public to play while in San Francisco. Today they have been preserved so that you can explore them, but I doubt you […]

Buena Vista Winery: California’s Oldest Winery

While it may seem like the California wine culture has only been around for a few decades, you will be surprised to know that the oldest winery in the state, Buena Vista, has been producing wines in one way or another for over a century and a half. It is a beautiful and incredibly historic […]

Eastern Sierra Museum in Independence on Highway 395

While driving up Highway 395, in the small town of Independence, there is a fantastic little museum that houses the area’s history and displays it beautifully. This spot is known as the Eastern Sierra Museum, and I got a chance to visit it on a recent road trip, here is all the information. Details Free […]

Birthplace of A&W Root Beer in Lodi

Before becoming a wine town, Lodi’s claims to fame was being the birthplace of A&W Root Beer. While there is not anything left of the original building, there is still a lot of fun memorabilia and experiences you can have in Lodi visiting the roots of this famous American establishment here is all the info. Details […]

San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Lodi

In a small regional park in Lodi, CA sits one of the better historical museums I have been to during my explorations of California. The San Joaquin Historical Museum is a must visit if you are in the area and you like history as much as I do. The exhibits here have been crafted with […]

Mission San Miguel Arcangel: One of the Best California Missions

Mission San Miguel Arcangel was the sixteenth of the California Missions to be founded, and it opened its doors in 1797. While the original church was destroyed, the current chapel was built in the early 1800’s and the mission itself is one of the most beautiful for the old style that is still on display […]

Original Lompoc Mission Ruins

Recently, I set out to visit all of the California missions on one long road trip. It was an amazing experience that gave me a great appreciation for California’s preservation of these relics of our past. They are some of the oldest buildings in the United States as they date back to when Spain controlled […]

Roughley Manor Bed & Breakfast: 29 Palms Historic Hotel

Roughley Manor is the perfect example of something you would not expect to find in the California desert. This beautiful and historic bed and breakfast is a fantastic spot to stay at with lots of eclectic, fun touches and a beautiful property you can explore. All of this, along with the fact that it is […]

John Steinbeck’s Museum & House in Salinas

I have to admit I am a huge fan of literary history. Over the last few months, I have enjoyed adding in stops that showcase famous authors and their impact on the state we live in. I first did this by retracing some of Mark Twain’s steps in Angels Camp, California’s Gold Country. I did it […]

Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum on Cannery Row

A few weeks back, I spent some time trying to find more unique, less commercial spots along Cannery Row, which lead me to the Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum. Before you ask, yes this is an animatronic wax museum so it can appear relatively dated with today’s modern technology. I for one like these types […]