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Cotati, California

The Accordion Man

A tribute to one man's legacy of improving the accordion's reputation.
Big Sur, California

Keyhole Arch at Pfeiffer Beach

Centuries of crashing waves carved out this small hole in the rock, which lights up at certain parts of the year.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
Pescadero, California

Año Nuevo Island

Elephant seals and sea lions have turned the abandoned buildings on this island into their endangered love shack.
Coalinga, California

Iron Zoo

A dwindling menagerie of anthropomorphic oil derrick animals still dot the barren California landscape.
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities.
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Flea Market

A unique market that brings together various goods and cultures.
Stanford, California

Stanford Red Barn

The world’s first stop-motion film was created on the racetrack outside this building.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
Sunol-Midtown, California

Sunol Water Temple

A Roman-inspired temple once controlled half of San Francisco's waters.
San Francisco, California

Last Known Carville House

The sole surviving relic of the San Francisco neighborhood cobbled together from old horsecars and streetcars.
Sausalito, California

Gates Co-op Houseboat Community

A living time capsule of the 1960s Richardson Bay water-front.
San Francisco, California

Faery Door

San Franciscans leave gifts and messages for the magical beings that live behind the tiny, mysterious door installed on a tree in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
San Jose, California

The San José Semaphore

It took years to decode its mysterious messages.
Fremont, California

Berkeley Mystery Walls

Neither Spanish settlers nor anyone since has been able to tell who built these strange California rock walls.
Palo Alto, California

Arizona Cactus Garden

A hidden world of exotic succulents and cacti.
Fremont, California

The Secret Sidewalk

The old Niles Canyon Aqueduct in the San Francisco Bay Area is a bemusing and secret trail through nature for wayward travelers.
Lafayette, California

The Crosses of Lafayette

Thousands of crosses and markers for soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan blanket a California hillside.
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery

This historic California cemetery holds the bodies of veterans of both the Civil War and the Donner Party.