But in the 1930s, this behemoth used to bridge a chasm for roads that were being built through Angeles National Forest.
Much of our knowledge about Busch Gardens today owes a great debt to the research of Gary Cowles and Michael Logan, which formed the basis for the historic district nominations and designations.
This mile-long beach in Dana Point sees a million visitors a year, who catch its rolling waves on longboards, play volleyball, fish, or relax. Point Mugu State Park is also home to 1,200-foot Mugu Peak, a prominent mountain in a landscape of canyons, grasslands, and coastal scrub. Stepping onto the Village Green of Palm Springs is like stepping back in time to the 19th century.
At the bottom, the stairs are liberally spaced out and rise up higher than you might expect, though they become a bit more manageable as you trek upwards.
San Diego State has operated its Mount Laguna Observatory in the county's southeastern mountains since 1968.
A garden of specialized, curated selection of more than 3000 desert plants separated by their natural habitats mostly, the Americas — Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert, Mexico, etc.
Corn Springs campground is surprisingly quiet for being so accessible, and the formidable Chuckwalla Mountains that surround the campground do a great job of blocking off light from the highway.
Exhibits include displays on the Donner Party, regional Native American history, construction of the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra by Chinese workers, and development of roadways over Donner Pass.
This 5-mile stretch can be done in either direction.Mule Traffic Jam!
Midway between Palomar Mountain and Anza-Borrego, the placid mountain town of Julian is better known for its apple orchards than its starry nights. One of California's newest national parks, Pinnacles features natural beauty and archaeological resources.
One of the most iconic images of Catalina Island and its harbor in the town of Avalon is of "the Casino building. From the moment you arrive at the front gate of the Mosaic Tile House, the tile-covered labyrinth of the front yard — littered with bathtub benches, bathtub planters, and various arches crossing over above and animals arising from the patio below — is completely overwhelming.
River and build other flood control measures. Modern Times is one of the only breweries in the world that roasts its own coffee. It's no wonder that U.
This is one of the California desert's hidden gems, passed by millions of people a year crossing the Colorado River on I-40.
Clarity by Vales. The 141 sites here, mostly RV spots, sit on the bay, not the ocean, giving a coastal experience tempered by the marshes and the bay.
But technically, the national park experience extends to the mainland — starting at the visitor center at Ventura Harbor.