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Channel Islands

Destination(s): Los Angeles

Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking and Camping read more about Channel Islands

Sutro Bath Ruins

Sutro Bath Ruins

  • Point Lobos Ave.
  • tel:+1 415 561 4323(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • San Francisco, 94121

Dr. Adolph Sutro built the baths in the late 1800s to provide a diversion for local families. The four pools were housed under a giant glass dome, with room for 25,000 swimmers and spectators, as well as Dr. Sutro's collection of artifacts. Ruined by fire and earthquake, the foundations are still around for daring people to explore. Fog adds to the surreal quality of the ruins. read more about Sutro Bath Ruins

Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

  • At the corner of Tea Garden at Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • (Golden Gate Park)
  • tel:(415) 752-4227
  • Visit website
  • San Francisco, 94117
Stow Lake

Stow Lake

  • 50 Stow Lake Drive
  • Golden Gate Park
  • tel:(415) 752-0347
  • Visit website
  • San Francisco, 94117

One of the most photogenic spots in Golden Gate Park, this placid body of water surrounds Strawberry Hill. A couple of bridges allow you to cross over and ascend the hill (the old 19th-century stone bridge on the southwest side of the lake is especially quaint). A waterfall cascades from the top of the hill, and panoramic views make it worth the short hike up here. Down below, rent a boat, surrey, or bicycle, or stroll around the perimeter. Just to the left of the waterfall sits the elaborate Chinese Pavilion, a gift from the city of Taipei. It was shipped in 6,000 pieces and assembled on the shore of Strawberry Hill Island in 1981. OPEN: Boat rentals daily 10-4, surrey and bicycle rentals weekdays 9-dusk, weekends 10-dusk. read more about Stow Lake

Carnegie Art Museum

Carnegie Art Museum

  • 424 South C Street
  • tel:+1 805 385 8157
  • Visit website
  • Oxnard, 93030