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
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
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?