Places of Interest and Things to Do

This is a listing of places of interest around the United States of America. The list is categorized per city or town, per county, and per state. Some listings have clickable links in them that directs to blog articles about a specific place . This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Last updated 27 May 2020.


Alameda County






Alpine County


Amador County


Butte County


Calaveras County

San Andreas

Colusa County


Contra Costa County


Del Norte County

Crescent City

El Dorado County


  1. A.J. Kennedy House
  2. Bell Tower
  3. Bosquit House
  4. Cary House Hotel
  5. Church of Our Savior
  6. Combellack-Blair House
  7. Confidence Hall
  8. Druid Monument
  9. Fountain and Tallman Soda Works
  10. Goodrich House
  11. Ingram-Atwood House
  12. John Pearson Soda Works
  13. Masonic Lodge
  14. Placerville Hardware
  15. Placerville Speedway
  16. Placerville Soda Works Building
  17. Plumado House
  18. Red Hawk Casino
  19. Shakespeare Club
  20. Site of Hangman's Tree
  21. Site of John Studebaker Shop
  22. Site of Old Dry Diggins Mining Camp
  23. Site of the Pony Express

Pollock Pines

  1. Sly Park Recreation Area (Jenkinson Lake, Park Creek Waterfalls, Hazel Creek)

Fresno County


Glenn County


Humboldt County


Imperial County

El Centro

Inyo County


Kern County


Kings County


Lake County


Lassen County


Los Angeles County

Los Angeles

Madera County


Marin County

San Rafael


  1. Battery Spencer
  2. Fort Baker
  3. Lone Sailor Monument

Mariposa County


Mendocino County


Merced County


Modoc County


Mono County


Monterey County

Big Sur Region

  1. Andrew Molera State Park
  2. Big Creek State Marien Reserve and Marine Conservation Area
  3. Big Sur River Watershed
  4. Bixby Creek Bridge
  5. Carmel River State Beach
  6. Dinosaur Rock
  7. Garrapata State Park
  8. Esalen Institute
  9. Henry Miller Memorial Library
  10. Jade Cove
  11. John Little State Natural Reserve
  12. Joseph W. Post House
  13. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  14. Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
  15. Las Padres National Forest
  16. Limekiln State Park
  17. McWay Falls and Cove
  18. New Camaldoli Hermitage
  19. Pfeiffer Beach
  20. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  21. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  22. Point Sur Lightstation 
  23. Point Sur State Historic Park
  24. Point Sur State Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area
  25. Sand Dollar Beach
  26. Santa Lucia Range
  27. Silver Peak Wilderness
  28. Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
  29. Ventana Wilderness Region


  1. California Legacy Tours
  2. Carmel Art Tours
  3. Carmel Beach
  4. Carmel Food Tours
  5. Carmel Heritage Society
  6. Carmel Mission Museum
  7. Carmel Walking Tour
  8. Golf
  9. Monterey Movie Tours
  10. Picadilly Park
  11. Point Lobos State Reserve
  12. Wine Tasting


  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium
  2. Monterey Museum of Art
  3. Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
  4. Museum of Monterey

Pacific Grove

  1. Andy Jacobsen Park
  2. Berwick Park
  3. Caledonia Park
  4. Chase Park
  5. Chautuaqua Hall
  6. Del Monte Forest
  7. Elmarie Dyke Open Space
  8. Esplanade Park
  9. Greenwood Park
  10. Jewell Park
  11. Lovers Point Park
  12. Monarch Grove Sanctuary
  13. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
  14. Perkins Park
  15. Platt Park
  16. Point Pinos Lighthouse
  17. Shoreline Park
  18. Steinbeck Cottage at 11th Street
  19. Steinbeck House at Grand Avenue
  20. Try the Pacific Grove Beach Burger
  21. Walking Tour of Pacific Grove Parks

Pebble Beach

  1. 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach


  1. National Steinbeck Center

Napa County


  1. Castello di Amorosa
  2. Old Faithful Geyser


St. Helena

Nevada County

Nevada City


  1. Coldstream Canyon
  2. Donner Memorial State Park & Museum
  3. Donner Summit
  4. Emigrant Trail
  5. Little Truckee River
  6. Mt. Pluto
  7. Sawmill Lake
  8. Soda Springs

Orange County

Santa Ana

Placer County


Carnelian Bay

  1. Patton Beach

King's Beach

  1. Brockway Springs
  2. King's Beach State Recreation Area

Tahoe Vista

  1. Agatam Beach
  2. Brockway Summit
  3. Moon Dune Beach
  4. North Tahoe Beach
  5. North Tahoe Regional Park
  6. Sandy Beach Campground
  7. Secline Beach
  8. Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Plumas County


Riverside County


Sacramento County


  1. Folsom History Museum


  1. Maidu Museum and Historic Site
  2. Roseville Utility Exploration Center


  1. Aerospace Museum of California
  2. California Automobile Museum
  3. California Foundry History Museum
  4. California State Capitol Museum
  5. California State Military Museum
  6. California State Railroad Museum
  7. Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento
  8. Crocker Art Museum
  9. Discovery Museum Science and Space Center
  10. Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum
  11. Fairytale Town
  12. Governor's Mansion State Historic Park
  13. Lelan Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  14. Museum of Medical History
  15. Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
  16. Old Sacramento State Historic Park
  17. Sacramento Children's Museum
  18. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
  19. Sacramento History Museum
  20. Sacramento Maritime Monument
  21. Sacramento River
  22. Sacramento Zoo
  23. Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum
  24. State Indian Museum
  25. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
  26. The California Museum
  27. Tower Bridge
  28. Wells Fargo History Museum at Capitol Mall
  29. Wells Fargo History Museum at Old Sacramento

  1. Heidrick Ag History Center

San Benito County


San Bernardino County

San Bernardino

San Diego County



  1. Coronado Beach

San Diego

  1. Balboa Park
  2. Little Italy
  3. Seaport Village
  4. USS Midway Museum
  5. Worldmark by Wyndham at Balboa Park

San Francisco City and County

San Francisco

  1. Alcatraz
  2. Embarcadero
  3. Fisherman's Wharf
  4. Fort Mason
  5. Golden Gate Bridge
  6. Pier 39
  7. Presidio
  8. San Francisco Fleet Week
  9. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  10. Yerba Buena Gardens

San Joaquin County




  1. Changing Faces Theater
  2. Hill House Museum
  3. Lodi Lake Park
  4. Lodi Musical Theater Company
  5. Micke Grove Regional Park
  6. San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
  7. World of Wonders




  1. Acker Island
  2. B & M Building
  3. Bank of Stockton Building
  4. Banner Island Ballpark
  5. Belding Building
  6. Bob Hope (Fox) Theater
  7. California Building
  8. Cort Tower
  9. Elks Building
  10. Emergency Hospital
  11. Haggin Museum
  12. Henery Apartments
  13. Heung Shan Temple
  14. Hotel Stockton
  15. Kress Building
  16. Mansion House
  17. Masonic Temple
  18. Medico Dental Building
  19. Miracle Mile
  20. Port of Stockton
  21. Rough and Ready Island
  22. Saint Mary's Church
  23. San Joaquin County Courthouse
  24. San Joaquin Delta
  25. Sperry Flour Office
  26. St. John's Episcopal Church
  27. Stockton Arena
  28. Stockton City Hall
  29. Stockton Civic Auditorium
  30. Stockton Children's Museum
  31. Stockton Field Aviation Museum
  32. Stockton 99 Speedway
  33. Tretheway Building
  34. Turn Verein Hall
  35. University of the Pacific
  36. Weber Point


San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo

San Mateo County

Redwood City

San Mateo

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara County


  1. Campbell Farmers' Market  



  1. Gilroy Premium Outlets 

Los Altos

Los Altos Hills

Los Gatos

  1. Lexington Reservoir
  2. Los Gatos Creek Trail


  1. The Great Mall

Monte Sereno

Morgan Hill

Mountain View

Palo Alto 

  1. Arastradero Preserve
  2. Cantor Arts Center
  3. Digital DNA
  4. Elizabeth Gamble Garden
  5. Franchman's Tower
  6. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  7. Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout House
  8. Matadero Creek
  9. Mental Research Institute
  10. Packard's Garage
  11. Palo Alto Arts Center
  12. Palo Alto Airport
  13. Palo Alto Foothills Park
  14. Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve
  15. Palo Alto University
  16. Palo Alto Farmers' Market
  17. Stanford Shopping Center
  18. University Avenue
  19. Palo Alto Varsity Theater
  20. Stanford Terrace Inn
  21. Stanford Theater
  22. Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish

San Jose 

  1. Almaden Quicksilver County Park
  2. Alum Rock Park
  3. Avaya Stadium
  4. Bank of Italy Building
  5. California Theatre
  6. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
  7. Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
  8. Chinese Cultural Garden
  9. Church of the Five Wounds
  10. Circle of Palms Plaza
  11. City National Civic
  12. Computer History Museum 
  13. Coyote Creek Trail
  14. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  15. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
  16. Emma Prush Farm Park
  17. Field Sports Park
  18. Guadalupe River Park and Gardens
  19. Guadalupe River Trail
  20. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
  21. Hayes Mansion
  22. Heritage Rose Garden at Guadalupe River Park
  23. History San Jose at Kelly Park
  24. Hotel de Anza
  25. Institute of Contemporary Art 
  26. Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
  27. James Lick Observatory 
  28. Japanese American Museum
  29. Japanese Friendship Garden at Kelley Park
  30. Japantown Farmer's Market 
  31. Japantown San Jose
  32. Kelley Park
  33. Lake Cunningham Skate Park
  34. Los Alamitos Creek Trail
  35. Los Gatos Creek Trail
  36. Martial Cottle Park
  37. Mexican Heritage Plaza
  38. Mission San Jose 
  39. Mount Hamilton
  40. NASA Ames Visitor Center
  41. Oak Hill Memorial Park
  42. Old Bank of America Building
  43. Overfelt Gardens
  44. Penitencia Creek Trail
  45. Peralta Adobe & Fallon House
  46. Plaza de Cesar Chavez
  47. Portuguese Historical Museum
  48. Raging Waters
  49. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
  50. Rosicrucian Park
  51. Rotary Play Garden at Guadalupe River Park
  52. San Jose Bike Party
  53. San Jose Center for the Performing Ars
  54. San Jose City Hall
  55. San Jose East Carnegie Branch Library
  56. San Jose Flea Market
  57. San Jose Improv
  58. San Jose McEnery Convention Center
  59. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
  60. San Jose Municipal Stadium
  61. San Jose Museum of Art
  62. San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
  63. San Jose Earthquakes 
  64. San Jose Giants
  65. San Jose Sabercats
  66. San Jose Sharks 
  67. San Jose State University
  68. San Jose Steam Railroad Museum
  69. San Pedro Square Market
  70. SAP Center at San Jose
  71. Sikh Gurdwara-San Jose
  72. Silver Creek Valley Trail
  73. South First Fridays
  74. Spartan Stadium
  75. The Intel Museum
  76. The Tech Museum of Innovation
  77. The Theater on San Pedro Square 
  78. Winchester Mystery House

Santa Clara 

  1. California's Great America
  2. Mission Santa Clara 
  3. San Francisco 49ers
  4. Westfield Valley Fair



Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz

Shasta County


Sierra County


Siskiyou County


Solano County


Sonoma County

Santa Rosa

Stanislaus County


  1. Art Walk (3rd Thursday of the Month)
  2. Central West Ballet
  3. Gallo Center for the Arts
  4. Gallo Family Winery
  5. George Lucas Plaza
  6. Graceada Park Neighborhood
  7. John Thurman Field
  8. McHenry Mansion
  9. McHenry Museum
  10. MoBand or Modesto Band of Stanislaus County
  11. Modesto Symphony Orchestra
  12. The State Theater
  13. Townsend Opera

Sutter County 

Yuba City

Tehama County

Red Bluff

Trinity County


Tulare County



Tuolumne County


Ventura County


Yolo County


Yuba County


  1. Bok Kai Temple
  2. Decker-Jewitt Bank
  3. Ellis Building
  4. Ellis Lake
  5. Englebright Lake
  6. Feather River
  7. Forbes House
  8. Hart Building
  9. Hotel Marysville
  10. Jose Manuel Ramirez House
  11. Marysville Historic Commercial District
  12. Marysville Main US Post Office
  13. Packard Library
  14. State Theater
  15. Warren P. Miller House
  16. Yuba River



Washoe County

Crystal Bay

  1. Stateline Fire Lookout

Incline Village

  1. Diamond Peak
  2. Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada
  3. Hyatt Beach
  4. Lakeshore Boulevard
  5. Mountain Bike Ride at Flume Trail
  6. Preston Field Park
  7. Sand Harbor
  8. Tahoe Environmental Research Center
  9. Thunderbird Lodge or Whittell Estate


  1. Mt. Rose Scenic Overlook
  2. Tahoe Rim Trail
  3. Tahoe Meadows
  4. Virginia Street Bridge or the Bridge of Sighs


Cocke County


  1. White Water Rafting

Siever County


  1. Anakeesta
  2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  3. Guinness World Records Adventure 
  4. Misty Mountain Soap Co.
  5. Ober Gatlinburg
  6. Ripley's Aquarium
  7. Ripley's Believe It or Not
  8. Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
  9. Ripley's Haunted Adventure
  10. Ripley's Mirror Maze
  11. Ripley's Moving Theater
  12. The Spice and Tea Exchange


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