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  • 61

    De Young Museum

    86 reviews

    This is a great destination with kids as it's located in Golden Gate Park. Check out the museum's schedule on the weekends as they often have family activities.

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    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    80 reviews

    Ah, for the Music and Architecture enthusiast! Inaugurated in 2003, it has taken its place in the Gehry Greats found around the world. As the Fall-to-Spring venue of the L.A. Philharmonic, it ranks as one of the greatest in design, aesthetics and acoustics in the world. Catch a lecture at 1:00 p.m. music discussion led by a world-class scholar prior ...

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  • 63

    Santa Monica State Beach

    85 reviews

    Fantastic beach & surrounding city. Ps.. if you're lucky enough, you'll catch a yoga event sometime during the year!

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  • 64

    Staples Center

    83 reviews

    Fun Verizon interactive exhibit at the Staples Center in LA. Make a video with your favorite sport or rock star!

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    Emerald Bay State Park

    78 reviews

    Hike to the historic Vikingsholm onLake Tahoes Emerald Bay. Be sure to bring a little cash for some refreshments at the bottom and for the tour of the historic home. Then hike to Eagle Falls.

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    Baker Beach

    82 reviews

    One of the best beaches in SF bc of its panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. But beware it is a nude beach

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  • 67

    Ghirardelli Square

    98 reviews

    Sometimes a tourist trap is there for a reason. The history alone is great, but the square is now home to cute shops and restaurants. A lovely way to spend a few hours!

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    Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

    76 reviews

    I always want to buy something here, but then, I usually come via BART and can't really take home all the tasty looking fruits and vegetables. But I could have a lunch of a fresh tamale, or maybe a falafel sandwich.

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    Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

    91 reviews

    Some of the most expensive real estate and shopping in the world! Celebrity sightings, fine dining and more!

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  • 70

    Coronado Island

    73 reviews

    In my humble native opinion, Coronado has THE best beach in San Diego. Park next to the luxury mansions on a side street, walk through the long stretch of sand (many other beaches are losing this feature due to erosion) and enjoy the view of Point Loma on the right, Mexico on the left and on a clear day, the ...

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  • 71

    Lands End Trail

    68 reviews

    We park at Legion of Honor and walk to the trail. The trail is generally flat except for the stairs to the view points. It was cool and foggy when we went, the view is still beautiful! I would highly recommended!

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  • 72

    Knott's Berry Farm

    72 reviews

    A great theme park for teenagers and adults. There are a few large roller coasters and good old theme park shopping. They are known for their jams and the delicious funnel cakes. Also a great place to visit during the holidays, especially for "Knotts Scary Farm" during the Halloween season.

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  • 73

    Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort

    64 reviews

    Our favorite place to ski. Something for everyone in your family! And for the non-skiers, there is SO much to do and see in the village!

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  • 74

    17-Mile Drive

    65 reviews

    Our Pacific Grove home is located just off 17 Mile Drive. This is a scenic tour of beautiful coast line and outstanding properties. The Pebble Beach gate is not far away from our home.

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  • 75

    Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma Lighthouse

    66 reviews

    We arrived here about 1 hour prior to sunset and walked down to the tide pools. My bf loves photography, and he said that the lighting on the cliffs was absolutely perfect. We drove back up to the Visitor's center to see a beautiful view of downtown San Diego and Coronado Island. We walked up to the Whale Overlook just ...

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  • 76

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    80 reviews

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre is an obvious tourist stop if you're in downtown LA. Here is where you'll see the infamous cement handprints of all the Hollywood Elite.

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  • 77

    Stanford University

    64 reviews

    Stanford University is a beautiful example of California's Mexican heritage with adobe walled buildings, red-tiled roofs, and native Oak trees. Take a walk through the campus; visit the Cantor Art Museum and enjoy a picnic at the Auguste Rodin Garden at Stanford University, with 200 Rodin sculptures. This is the largest collection in the world. For an evening experience, watch ...

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  • 78


    68 reviews

    I'm not a hard-core skier but this is my pick for Tahoe-area ski resorts. After a day on the slopes, the accommodation is great as are the restaurants at the resort.

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  • 79

    San Francisco Zoo

    78 reviews

    The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect visitors with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action.

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    Joshua Tree National Park

    61 reviews

    Lovely camping in the high desert. It gets cold at night but the stars are absolutely amazing. Some nice hiking trails.

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