Our grab bag is chock-full of interesting, quirky, offbeat and just plain
funky things to do.
The Old West
If Western films, television programs and ghost towns
make your pulse race, read our
California and the Old West
, Pardner. We'll tell you where to find the
mother lode of Gold Rush ghost towns, the locales of some of your favorite
western films and television programs and clue you in to a western film festival
so good you'll be wishing you brought your six-shooter.
Do you get in a frenzy over a Fresnel
lens? You'll find over a dozen
strung along the coast, and they're all open to the public.
Ghosts' Favorite Haunts
Scattered all over the state, these
cover the spectrum from haunted toy stores to really creepy night
tours that make even a skeptic like me wonder... You can also take a Cemetery Tour
to find out more about fascinating characters who are no more.
If you ever wondered, "How do they do that?" these
are for you.
There's more to see than Universal Studios, and most of it
is in the Los Angeles and Hollywood area. Consult the
Movie Tourism Guide
to find out how to go behind the scenes and tour back
lots, find out what a foley artist does and discover classic film locations you can visit.
Looking for a saber-toothed cat? Want to design
your own roller coaster? Surprisingly, San Jose and Silicon Valley don't have a
stranglehold on high-tech tourism. Find out
is for the technically-oriented and scientifically curious to see
Angeles and San Diego, too.