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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Columbarium

The restored and active Victorian-era final resting place of San Francisco
37.7806, -122.4571
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Petrified Forest

The fossilized remains of ancient California redwoods
38.5558, -122.6389
Oakland, California

16th Street Train Station

A crumbling Beaux Arts monument to the Bay Area's age of rail
37.8146, -122.2967
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune
37.3189, -121.9506
Chapel of the Chimes
Oakland, California

Chapel of the Chimes

Julia Morgan's Moorish-Gothic labyrinth of fountains, trees, natural light and Oakland's notable dead
37.8315, -122.2460
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay
37.7763, -122.2767
De Lauers Super Newsstand
Oakland, California

De Lauers Super Newsstand

The newsstand that never closes its doors—well, almost never
37.8038, -122.2715
Sausalito, California

The Bay Model

A working model of the entire San Francisco Bay and much of the Sacramento River Delta, complete with regular tides that change every 14 minutes.
37.8635, -122.4949
The cemetery in 2014
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Pet Cemetery

A monument to the love people have for their pets
37.8026, -122.4674
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library"
37.8884, -122.3258
Berkeley, California

Moe's Books

A shape-shifting buy-sell-trade bookstore, born to Beatnik Era spirit
37.8655, -122.2586
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA
37.8508, -122.2905
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery
37.8340, -122.2393
Heinold’s First and Last Chance 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship
37.7938, -122.2746
Alameda, California

Pacific Pinball Museum

Playable, historic pinball machines fill this Alameda museum
37.7737, -122.2767
Beautiful copper stills at St. George Spirits. (Press photo)
Alameda, California

St. George Spirits

One of the best absinthe distilleries in the United States
37.7876, -122.3097
The gates a few years before the base closed.
Alameda, California

Naval Air Station Alameda

A decommissioned Naval base now rents itself out for people who want to blow stuff up
37.7824, -122.2978
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town
37.4625, -121.9735
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen
33.9229, -116.7743
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use
33.5019, -117.6628
The Westin St. Francis Hotel. (Wikimedia Commons)
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money
37.7877, -122.4086