Route 66 Attractions from San Bernardino to Rancho Cucamonga

Having lived most of my life in the Inland Empire, I was still oblivious to the fact that Route 66 pretty much runs right through my backyard. One lazy Saturday morning I decided to set out and see what I could find on a short stint down the historic road from San Bernardino to Rancho […]

Endeavour Space Shuttle: California Science Center

After the major media hoopla that surrounded the Endeavour Space Shuttle flying to SoCal and making its way through the streets, it has now reached its resting place in the California Science Center on the USC campus. I had the opportunity to go visit the other day and really enjoyed my time there. Even though I wasn’t […]

Angel’s Flight: World’s Shortest Railway in Downtown LA

Update Fall 2017: Angels Flight has opened back up, and you can now ride it again! Angel’s Flight is a landmark funicular railway in Downtown Los Angeles that has two cars: Sinai and Olivet. The self-proclaimed “shortest railway in the world” has a storied history in Los Angeles, and even though this is not the original location, it still uses the original cars. […]

Egyptian Theater: Historic 1920’s Theater in Hollywood

The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles is the often overlooked brother of the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater only a couple blocks away. However, overlooking this theater is not a good idea, as it really is a great place to see a classic movie. Details Only shows classic films Price is $11 a person No specific parking […]

Palace of Fine Arts: European Ruins in San Francisco

One of the most beautiful places to visit in all of San Francisco is the art exhibit created to mimic the beautiful remains of a fictional structure called the Palace of Fine Arts. This series of buildings, juxtaposed with a man-made lagoon that surrounds it, is a fun place for photo shoots, a casual stroll or even a picnic with […]

Walt Disney’s Barn: Historic Trains in Griffith Park

Everyday you learn something new. This was the case when I stumbled on Walt’s Barn, the original barn from Walt Disney’s backyard that he used to build and maintain his train collection. This gem is located in Griffith Park, right next to the Los Angeles Steamers, but is only open one Sunday a month. Needless to say […]

Korean Bell of Friendship

The Korean Bell of Friendship, located in the city of San Pedro, west of Long Beach, is a beautiful and unique structure that celebrates the friendship between the Republic of Korea and the American people. It is located in Angels Gate Park and is set out in the middle of a grass field that overlooks the ocean. The […]

Charcoal Kilns of Death Valley National Park

The Charcoal Kilns of Death Valley are located on the West side of the park in an area that is only accessible via a four mile dirt road that is often only be passable via a vehicle with high clearance. These kilns are also in an area so remote and away from the normal attractions […]

Sundial Bridge in Redding

One of California’s best examples of modern architecture, the Sundial Bridge in Redding (AKA Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay), is truly a sight to behold. It is a fully functioning sundial that stands over 217 feet tall and is often said to be the biggest sundial in the world, although the truth of this has […]

Strawberry Peak Lookout

The Strawberry Peak Lookout is another gem I found simply by searching for a city + its attractions in Google. This outlook is open to the public seven days a week from 9-5 (during the fire season of Memorial Day to December) and provides amazing views of the area. In addition, I found that there are […]