UCSD Stuart Art Collection: Exploring the Giesell Library, Fallen Star and More

One of the unique things about the University of California San Diego is that the school is highly invested in the arts an has an extensive outdoor gallery with over 18 pieces that you can explore on campus. I only got to see four pieces when I went because I was pressed for time (you need […]

Queen Califia Magical Circle Sculpture Garden in Escondido

Queen Califia Magical Circle is a fun art installation in North San Diego County created by French-American sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. It is only open to the public two days a week for limited hours, and it is a fantastic spot to explore, the only American sculpture garden from the artist. Here is all […]

Runyon Canyon: Hollywood’s Most Popular Hike

Runyon Canyon is a hike in Central Hollywood that often gets a bad rap from the hiking community due to the trendy outfits and “Instagram celebrities” that often use it. Looking past that though it is actually a great hiking spot in the middle of Los Angeles, and it is excellent for people watching as […]

Belmont Park: Wooden Roller Coaster & Rides in Mission Beach

Belmont Park, in San Diego’s Mission Beach area, is a beachfront amusement park that opened in the 1920’s. Much like the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Belmont Park has been entertaining children and adults for almost a century. While it is much more commercial now then it used to be, it is still a great place to […]

15 Places to Explore in Joshua Tree National Park

With over 750,000 acres to explore, Joshua Tree National Park can be a daunting park if you don’t know the best spot to see. In this post, I’m going to show you my 15 favorite places in the park. Let me know what I left off in the comments. Video If you want to see […]

Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles

The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles is one of those places that is hard to write about as it creates many raw emotions when you walk through the exhibits related to the Holocaust and other horrors we have inflicted on each other throughout the course of history. It is an incredibly well-done museum though, […]

Annie’s Canyon Trail in Solana Beach

Annie’s Canyon is a short hike in Solana Beach, San Diego County, with some fun scrambling in a small sandstone canyon. It was off limits for a long time and had become a graffiti-ridden location until some residents took up the cause to make it pleasant again. The trail opened a few years ago, and […]

Harper’s Topiary Garden in San Diego

Harper’s Topiary Garden in San Diego’s Mission Hills area is a labor of love from the couple that lives in the house above the garden. Decades ago they decided to manicure the lawn like this, and since then Edna (the wife) has maintained it. It is a popular location for driving by when visiting the […]

Sunset Cliffs Open Ceiling Sea Cave in San Diego

The open ceiling sea cave in the Sunset Cliffs area of San Diego is one of those places that’s hard to believe is in California. This massive sea cave is a fantastic spot for photos, and due to the difficulty of access (only during a negative tide), it stays relatively secluded. If you want to […]

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, […]