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525 S Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 247-2101 winchestermysteryhouse.com Description Rumored to be the most haunted mansion in the Bay Area, San Jose’s infamous Winchester Mystery House is both  home to ghouls galore and an architectural road map to…

785 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 444-4800 kineticartscenter.com Description The clowns, the cotton candy, the dancing animals… Who didn’t want to join the Circus as a kid? You may not have boarded the train with the ringmaster, but…

1320 Del Paso Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 927-6023 stoneyinn.com Description From karaoke nights to Monday night football, there’s always something happening at this local haunt. Of course, the country hotspot is best known for its music and dancing,…

3459 Via Lido (@ Newport Blvd) Newport Beach, CA, 92663 949-673-8350 The Lido Theatre was opened in 1938—and it has the old-fashioned ladies room parlor to prove it. Decked out with vintage stools, this beauty takes the place of what…

Hoover Tower, 550 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA Description The 285-foot tower provides a beautiful view of Stanford’s campus and, on a clear day, numerous sights in the Bay Area. Visitors may ride an elevator to the 14th floor of…

328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA Description Soak in some culture in the Rodin Sculpture Garden at the Cantor Art Center. The Center displays 170 Rodin sculptures, making it the second largest gallery of Rodin sculptures in the world. The…

1100 Railroad Avenue Vallejo, CA 94592 (707) 557-1538 mareislandhpf.org Description It’s actually a peninsula more than an island, jutting off the coast alongside Vallejo bordered by the San Pablo Bay and the Napa River. It’s also the first United…

3080 Rio Road Carmel, California 93923 (831) 624-1271 carmelmission.org Description Properly known as the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del Río Carmelo (or the Mission of Saint Charles Borromeo of the Carmel River), this historic Mission is much more than just…

Stanford, CA 94305 (650)725-8352 hannahousetours.stanford.edu Description If we asked you to name just one famous architect in history, there’s a very good chance that the first name to come to your mind would be “Frank Lloyd Wright.” And the…