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Opening Day on the Bay - Participate in the official start of the 2013 boating season aboard FDR's Presidential Yacht, The Potomac, for a 3 hour cruise on San Francisco Bay to celebrate.  April 25

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The End of the Trail Native American Museum is the culmination of forty years of collecting by proprietor, Marylee Thompson

Humboldt State Natural History Museum features a wonderful collection of fossils from the area and other displays of interest. Tues - Sat 10th & G

Sumeg Village at Patrick's Point State Park is a reconstructed Yurok Indian Village just outside of Trinidad.

Mendocino County Museum and Roots of Motive Power house an amazing array of area artifact and antique machinery.  In progress is the Empire Railroad History Project, which will only add to this fascinating display or history.

Angel Island Immigration Station was the entry point for more than a million immigrants between 1910 and 1930.  Visit the museum in the old barracks and a dormitory recreation area.  Open weekends in summer.

Bay Area Discovery Museum The Bay Area Discovery Museum's Mission is to educate children and to serve as a resource for parents, educators and all who seek to enrich the lives of children.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco The two museums that became The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco were at one time rival institutions and now present some of the finest pieces in the world.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Welcome to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to the arts and cultures of Asia.

Museum of the City of San Francisco is the nucleus of a museum wing in The Cannery–a shopping and cultural complex–near the Hyde Street cable car turntable, two blocks from Fisherman's Wharf.

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco is North America's oldest and largest display of wax sculptures.

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA is a hands-on technology museum devoted to inspiring the innovator in everyone.

Intel Museum in Santa Clara, you can experience the power of computer chips first hand, and the evolution of their development.

African Art on Batik Picasso was heavily influenced by abstract African art of this style.

Hiller Aviation Museum is dedicated to the dreams of flight.

The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, traces over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz.

Explore Wilder Ranch State Park, featuring the main rancho that supplied the Santa Cruz Mission and the surrounding grounds include Victorian homes, gardens, and historic adobe.

The Museum of Art and History features four galleries PLUS three historical sites: The Octagon Building (Museum Store), the Evergreen Cemetery and the Davenport Jail.  McPherson Center, 705 Front St., Open Tues - Sun

National Steinbeck Center is dedicated to unifying the diversity of the spirit that flows through Steinbeck Country, carrying his vibrancy and literary genius into the 21st century and beyond.

Monterey Museum of Art is devoted to involvement in art through education.

Carvers Guild  The most comprehensive wood carving organization in the World TEACHING , SHARING & PROMOTING

SLO Railroad Museum - preserving the history of California and Central Coast railroads.

Dana Adobe - In 1837 Captain William Dana recieved one of the largest Mexican land grants in San Luis Obispo County and proceeded to build his home which served as stagestop, voting center.  Nipomo, 30 miles south of San Luis Obispo

Children's Museum - 25 fun-filled exhibits with hands on learning activities for motion, history, science, art, nature and more. 1010 Nipomo St.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM. Sunday NOON to 5 PM. Friday 11 AM to 9 PM. Monday closed.

Santa Ynez Historical Museum & Carriage House
features artifacts from the Chumash period through early 20th century ranching days.

Ventura County Maritime Museum features ship designs and models as well as an extensive art collection.

The Gene Autry Museum, with one of the most comprehensive collections of western history and art, preserves the history of the American West.  Its seven permanent galleries and special exhibitions offer material gathered from the many cultures and events that have shaped this vast region.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, the birthplace of the City of Angels. 27 historic buildings with a traditional Mexican style plaza area where you can shop for souvenirs and handcrafted Mexican wares.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust was opened in the 60's and houses  hundreds of historic artifacts, photographs and documents as well as precious family and religious treasures, professional and cultural arts memorabilia.

Museum of Neon Art is a unique organization which exhibits, documents and preserves contemporary fine art in electric media and outstanding examples of neon signs.  The only one in the world and quite a reasonable outing at just $5.00.






Carmel Valley Ranch  - Nestled against the oak-forested hillside, Carmel Valley Ranch is just minutes east of the beaches and galleries of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Harbor View Inn - 4 Diamond  oceanfront resort in Santa Barbara with full amenities and impeccable service, near the Mission and area attractions.

Roaring Camp Railroads -  Travel by steam train through the Big Trees to Bear Mountain or by beach train to Santa Cruz.
$19.50, $21.50

Winchester Mystery House - Discover the macabre story behind the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune.  $20

Pier 39 Attraction Pass Admission to Pier 39's top attractions including Aquarium, bay cruise, more. $55.81



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