Eagle Cliff Mine in Joshua Tree National Park

Eagle Cliff Mine is one of my favorite places in Joshua Tree National Park, and one of the most well maintained old mining homesteads I have seen. Because of that, this post will not be a traditional post where I give step by step directions to find the mine. If you want to see it, […]

Desert Queen Mine in Joshua Tree National Park

Desert Queen Mine is located pretty much in the center of Joshua Tree National Park. The trail is popular, even though it is located down a dirt road, and the short path can lead you to an overlook, or you can explore the mine up close. You can also use this hike as a jumping […]

Key’s Desert Queen Ranch Tour in Joshua Tree National Park

Located in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, Key’s Ranch (AKA Desert Queen Ranch) is an incredibly well-maintained homestead only accessible via a 90 minute guided tour. It’s one of those spots that I didn’t even know existed in the park and something that I highly recommend you visit if you get the chance. […]

Walt Disney Concert Hall and Gardens in Downtown Los Angeles

As one of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown LA, the Walt Disney Concert Hall attracts thousands of visitors each day. While seeing a concert in it is something you must do if you are a symphony fan, just exploring the grounds and marveling at the architecture is something you can do for free daily. […]

Avila Adobe: Oldest House in Los Angeles

Right in the heart of Olvera St, sits the Avila Adobe, which holds the record for being the oldest house in Los Angeles. It was built in 1818 and is open to the public to visit for free each day. It doesn’t take more than 15-20 minutes to see, but it is worth the stop […]

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a historic church located in the heart of Downtown LA. It is close to many of the main attractions like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad, and it is a beautiful and free place to check out, here is all the information. Details Free […]

Point Mugu Missile Park in Oxnard

Point Mugu Missile Park is one of the most unique parks I have been to in Southern California. Where you would expect to see a field of grass with structures for children to play on, this park has a collection of planes and missiles all arranged for you to walk around and explore. It’s a […]

Galco’s Old World Grocery & Soda in Los Angeles

Galco’s Old World Grocery is one of the most fun places I have been in Los Angeles in a while. This small grocery store serves up nostalgia like no place I have been too. Its aisles are chocked full of old sodas, vintage candies and even a machine where you can make your own soda […]

The Pilgrim Boat & Ocean Institute in Dana Point

One of Dana Point’s claims to fame is the Tall Ships Festival that happens every year, and that brings in some large old boats to the harbor. If you don’t get a chance to see them during that weekend though, the Pilgrim Boat sits in the harbor right next to the Ocean Institute, and you […]

Randsburg Jail on Highway 395

Randsburg is often described as a living ghost town, and that is a pretty apt description. This small town off Highway 395 is a fun and historic spot to visit, and you can read about getting an old fashioned soda at the store in this post. One of the main attractions though is the small […]