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Alcatraz

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1699 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For almost 150 years, Alcatraz has given the innocent chills and the guilty cold sweats. Over the years it's been the nation's first military prison, then a forbidding maximum-security penitentiary, ...  Read more

Coit Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perched on the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco's Pioneer Park, Coit Tower is one of the best panoramic views of the city. From the top of the art deco tower, you can spot the colorful flocks ...  Read more

Balboa Park

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With its world-class museums, manicured gardens, and world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park tops the list of sights in downtown San Diego. Its 1,200 acres (485 hectares) makes it the largest ...  Read more

Painted Ladies

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The finest restaurants in town can't provide views as spectacular as the picnic tables atop Alamo Square Park facing Steiner Street's Postcard Row, a row of pastel Victorian houses, known as the ...  Read more

TCL Chinese Theatre

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Stand in the footprints of your favorite silver-screen legends in the courtyard of this grand movie palace, formerly known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The exotic pagoda theater - complete with ...  Read more

Coronado

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is a pleasant escape from the jumble of the city and the buzz of the beaches. Follow the tree-lined, manicured median strip of Orange Avenue toward ...  Read more

San Diego Old Town

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

San Diego Old Town is a pleasant place to soak up some history, browse for souvenirs, and perhaps enjoy a Mexican meal. Old Town is the site of the original pueblo (village) that sprang up in San ...  Read more

Castello di Amorosa

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

You can’t miss the faux-Tuscan towers of Castello di Amorosa, a 121,000-square-foot (11,200-square-meter) stone castle that resembles a medieval European castle. In the eight-level structure, you ...  Read more

Bradbury Building

One of the oldest still-standing structures in Los Angeles, this National Historic Landmark was built in 1893 for mining millionaire and real estate developer Lewis L. Bradbury, who never saw the ...  Read more

Hollyhock House

Colloquially referred to as “Barnsdall,” this distinctive 1921 mansion set atop Olive Hill in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for non-conformist oil heiress Aline ...  Read more

Mission Santa Barbara

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Also known as the Santa Barbara Mission or simply “The Mission,” Mission Santa Barbara has come to be more than just a Catholic outpost; it has come to represent all that is historic and cultural in ...  Read more

Union Station

Opened in L.A.’s Downtown in 1939 and named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, this Amtrak hub is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in America. Serving five ...  Read more

Watts Towers

Set in Watts, one of the least touristy areas of Los Angeles, a gritty South Central neighborhood that’s otherwise best known for a series of violent riots in the late 1960s, the Watts Towers are ...  Read more

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