Southern California may be stereotyped for as a culture of surfers and slackers, movie stars and malls, but just two hours north of Los Angeles Stetsons and steel guitars are the norm at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield.
Did you know that if you venture a little further afield than the grocery store parking lot, you can fell your own Christmas tree? It's a fun family adventure: everyone gets to feel outdoorsy and strong.
A sense of wonder is requisite before entering the Bigfoot Discovery Museum. Off the beaten track, this unique California roadside attraction is housed in a little red shack off of California Highway 9 in Felton, CA.
Barking, bleating, and bared teeth increase this month along the Pacific Coast Highway in San Simeon as mature male elephant seals at Piedras Blancas beach emerge from the ocean to spar for rights to the water and female counterparts in their annual pre-breeding ritual.
Evening tours include areas not shown together in any other one tour, including guest house Casa del Mar, the kitchen, library, theater, and Hearst's private Gothic Suite in Casa Grande, the main house.
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