Battery Spencer: The Best Viewpoint for the Golden Gate Bridge

If you are looking for the traditional photo you have seen hundreds of times, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the foreground and San Francisco in the background, then look no further then the Battery Spencer overlook on the North side of the bridge. This viewpoint provides a jaw dropping vista of the famous bridge, as […]

Squaw Valley Aerial Tram to High Camp

If you spend any amount of time in Tahoe, it is worth the trip to head over to Squaw Valley as well. Squaw Valley has a rich Olympic history that you can read about here and features a village with shops and food. At the end of the village they have a tram that takes […]

Castle Rock Hike: Big Bear’s Best Vantage Point

At a short two miles round trip this beautiful hike takes you from the highway running through Big Bear up to a massive collection of granite stones that provide a fantastic vista of one of Southern California’s best mountain towns. It is short but steep and is a great way to see Big Bear from […]

The Best Places to See & Photograph the Golden Gate Bridge

Thanks to James for this fantastic post, all photos with “James Dong” watermark are copyright James Dong. I did add a few more spots to his list though. The Golden Gate Bridge has been the subject of countless photos by every kind of photographer who has ever set foot in San Francisco. There are literally […]

LA Observation Deck in City Hall: Los Angeles Best Free View

If you are looking for an amazing view of LA or a free stop in the city then you really should check out the Observation Deck at the top of LA City Hall. This deck provides a 360 degree view of the city and helps you to get above it to give you a new […]

Muir Beach Overlook: Beautiful Vista on Pacific Coast Highway

After crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1, one of the next main stops you will reach is the beautiful Muir Beach Overlook. Even if you haven’t heard about this spot, there is still a good chance that you have seen pictures of it online. The iconic staircase that leads down to the […]

Keys View: Joshua Tree’s Best Vista

This drive up, wheelchair accessible trail, is the perfect way to take in the beauty of the California desert with very little effort. At only about 20 minutes drive from the North West entrance of the park, Keys View is the perfect place to watch a sunrise or sunset in the National Park. The view-point […]