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Tag: Roadside Attractions

Arizona Cactus Garden

Close to the Stanford family mausoleum is a cactus garden originally designed in the early 1880s by landscape architect Rudolf…

Watson School

This quiet and unassuming building is located off the Bodega Highway and within quick driving distance of the Town of…

McWay Falls

The beauty of McWay Falls is unquestioned and thousands and thousands of people make their way to Julia Pfeiffer Park…

Bixby Bridge

Ahh yes… Bixby Bridge: Built in 1932 during the depression, it’s location along the coastline was chosen because it was…

The Frenchman’s Tower

On Old Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, tucked in amongst scrubby California brush, next to the Matadero Creek, and…

Madonna Inn

Alex Madonna is the man responsible for most of the roads, bridges, and freeways in San Luis Obispo and Santa…

Bubblegum Alley, San Luis Obispo

Since we’ve visited TripAdvisor’s Top 2 germiest tourist destinations (the Blarney Stone and Seattle’s Bubblegum Wall), we thought it apropos…

The Old Dutch Windmill

I saw this windmill on two separate occasions: once on a drive to Cliff House and once during an extremely…

San Francisco Fire and the Golden Hydrant

Though the water mains were broken and dry on April 18, 1906; yet from this GREENSBERG hydrant on the following…

Sutro Baths

Sutro Baths, built in 1896, was the brainchild of Adolph Sutro and was once considered the “world’s largest indoor swimming…

The Painted Ladies

The Painted Ladies of Postcard Row are thought to be the most photographed houses in the US (after the White…

The Sea Lions of Pier 39

They’re loud, entertaining, and really really stinky… and people will line the docks to watch them bellow, fight, play and…

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