Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades

When researching museums in Los Angeles, you will find the Getty coming up as one of the top time and time again. The main Getty Center is one I have been to many times and a place that you can spend days exploring. The smaller but still impressive Getty Villa, focuses more on the sculptures […]

Rosie the Riveter National Monument

Rosie the Riveter was a cultural icon in WWII that stood for the women that were manning the factories while the men went off to war. The national monument, which sits on the water in Richmond stands in the area where many of these ship facilities used to sit. Now they no longer make ships, […]

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 […]

Route 66 Museum in Barstow, CA

I have been a fan of all things Route 66 for a while now, even going so far as to drive the entirety of the California portion, read about that here. I hope to one day do the whole thing, but that is an idea for another time. Till then, I try to soak up […]

Boudin Bread Bowls & Museum Tour in San Francisco

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a stop by the city famous bread making establishment known as Boudin. This bakery has a storied history that spans over a century, and during that time it has become a staple in San Francisco. You can just stop by for a quick lunch, or you can […]

Matarango Museum: Petroglyphs & History in Ridgecrest

The Matarango Museum in Ridgecrest is a relatively small museum with a few main exhibits. That being said, it is one of the better places in the area to learn about historic petroglyphs, and they even have tours out to one of the best preserved and not publicity accessible petroglyph canyons that you can pay […]

LA Maritime Museum in the Port of Los Angeles

In the historic Port of Los Angeles, the LA Maritime Museum is a famous building from 1941 that is now a full-fledged museum. Built as a ferry terminal for workers heading over to Terminal Island, the LA Maritime Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. After the bridge had been constructed, this building […]

Botanical Gardens Building in Balboa Park, San Diego

The Balboa Park area in San Diego is one of the best family friendly adventures you can have in the area. While it can be expensive if you are visiting all of the museums, you can explore places like the great botanical building entirely for free. Here is all the information on this beautiful building […]

Maritime Museum in the Santa Barbara Harbor

The harbor of Santa Barbara is one of my favorite parts of the city to explore. It has the pleasant walk to Point Castillo, Stearns Wharf, and the Maritime Museum. The latter of which is one of the better ocean history-based museums I have seen. Here is all the information so you can check out […]

Bowers Museum: An Art & History Museum in Santa Ana

Created in 1932, the Bowers Museum is one of Orange County’s premier museums with over 100,000 pieces in its collection. The museum is only a few miles south of Disneyland, and everything from the building it is housed in, to the exhibits themselves, has been well thought out and displayed in an engaging way. I […]