As easy as it is to be boastful about California’s natural beauty, we have to hand it to the eastern United States – your fall…
Conway Summit, a snow covered peak, seen from the empty road flanked by yellow fall foliage in the Eastern Sierra of California
The Exploratorium, an award-winning, science-meets-art museum in San Francisco, checks off a lot of boxes on visitors’ wish lists. It’s one of the best places…
closeup view of the Rolling Through the Bay kinetic art sculpture at the Exploratorium, one of the top museums in San Francisco
Here’s an easy way to feel like you’ve cleansed your soul, just a little bit – take a stroll around your local botanical gardens.  There…
A clearing and dry creek bed under a shady oak tree at Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens in California
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum has a mission to preserve and celebrate over 13,000 years of human interaction with the ocean. It’s quite the scope,…
Dwight Brooks ship models and more displays inside the main exhibit hall of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Every holiday season, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley presents a special exhibit of Christmas trees decorated to fit the year’s theme. In…
A closeup of ornaments on the California Christmas tree at the Reagan Library's An American Christmas Story exhibit in 2022
Are you an arachnophobe? Do creepy black spider Halloween decorations freak you out far more than any witch, bat, ghost or thing that goes bump…
A closeup of a spider against a blurry yellow and brown background
There are many popular museums in Los Angeles, but the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County stands out among them with its comprehensive and…
The exterior of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum with banners
On July 21, 1968, a Los Angeles County Supervisor appointed Louise Huebner as LA’s Official Witch. She was presented with a signed and sealed scroll…
black and white repeated head album art from Louise Huebner, official witch of Los Angeles
Hi Horse Records
If you’ve ever driven along the stretch of PCH north of Point Mugu State Park and south of Oxnard, you might have noticed a curious…
An F-4 Phantom 2 jet mounted on display next to palm trees at Point Mugu Missile Park in Ventura County, an open air museum in Southern California
By J.C. Thomas It’s the spoooo-kiest season of all, the most weird and wonderful time of the year for visiting unnerving attractions across California. We’re…
Bodie Ghost Town at night
Libraries need better PR. In addition to being bastions of books for learning and pleasure, libraries are comfortable, safe and resource-rich spaces that are welcoming…
Rows of books on shelves in a library
If you’re exploring Santa Barbara with kids, a visit to MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is a must. This interactive science museum…
The white wall exterior of MOXI museum in Santa Barbara, California, with a giant color mixing machine visible in the entrance