15 May 2009

What to see: California

A frequent reader asked what to see between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Unfortunately, I waited a bit late to post them so these are rushed. Some are old favorites and some are things I haven't yet visited.

No warranty is implied by these recommendations

Renzo Piano's California Academy of Sciences

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum by Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog

Panhandle Bandshell

The Berkeley Campus

Muir Woods and the Mountain Theater on Mount Tamalpais

The Stanford campus

The 17-mile Drive has its own Wikipedia page

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Hearst Castle

Santa Barbara

The Getty

Santa Monica and Venice Beach

The Gamble House

LA's Union Station

A show at Walt Disney Concert Hall?

Urth Cafe (if Entourage hasn't ruined it)

If you are willing to overshoot LA and hist Orange County I would add

Noguchi's California Scenario in Costa Mesa

Whatever is finished at the Great Park of Orange County

Our readers are both tasteful and well traveled, what would you recommend?

1 comment:

Puk said...

Luckily, you caught me a few beers into my stay at Marina del Ray. Btw, Hearst can keep the interior of his rancho. But I would totally live in a yurt in any of the gardens.