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Ten Other Things to do in California

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 14:26

Musée Mécanique – San Francisco, CA

Think twice about tossing those spare quarters at every street performer along Fisherman’s Wharf! Playing some games at this antique coin operated arcade is a more novel way to get rid of those dimes in your pocket.

16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project – San Francisco, CA

Everyone knows about steep and winding Lombard Street, but the colourful mosaics on these stairs make the climb even more pleasing to the eye and the view from the top is one of the most breathtaking in the city.

Runyon Canyon Park – Los Angeles, CA

Whether it’s because you’re breaking a sweat, or because of the panoramic city views, a hike up one of Runyon’s routes is sure to get your heart pumping.

Carmel River State Beach – Carmel, CA

The soul of California is rooted in its coastal communities. Offering a more serene alternative to the likes of busy Venice Beach is Carmel River State Beach, where the water is a brighter blue thanks to its long stretches of white sand.

Santa Cruz - Beach Boardwalk Roller Coaster

Take a thrilling ride on the Boardwalk's red and white Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. Built in 1924, it's a National Historic Landmark and helped make the Boardwalk famous!

The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum – Napa, CA

When people think of Napa they think of its scenic vineyards and its wine. Enjoy a glass or two while touring this historic site that’s been producing California’s best wines since the 1860s.

La Jolla Cove – San Diego, CA

When you’re tired of watching people laze around on the beach, check out the resident harbour seals on La Jolla Cove. SeaWorld may be cool, but definitely take time to see California’s diverse coastal and marine wildlife in the wild, where they truly belong.

Mission District – San Francisco, CA

Historically and culturally Latin culture has had a strong influence on California and in San Francisco’s oldest neighbourhood it’s very much alive. With its many street murals, restaurants and bars that exude vibrant Latin flair.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, CA

LA is more than just celebrity culture. Visit LACMA for a dose of contemporary creativity and to appreciate the city’s cultural diversity. Chris Burden’s famous Urban Light is perfect for your next Instagram post!

Pioneertown Palace – Pioneertown, CA

Have a few beers take in the desert sun and the smell of barbecues, all to the tune of some good ol’ country music. In other words travel back in time and into the Wild West!


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