Northern California: Other Attractions

Alcatraz Island
Prison used to house some of the most infamous criminals in U.S. history, e.g., Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly.

San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 546-2628

California Academy of Sciences
Contains a museum of natural history, a planetarium, and an aquarium.

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 474-1887

Exhibits provide sensory interaction with visitors. Subjects include math, science and technology, and animal and human behavior.

Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 561-0360

Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Beautiful views.

San Francisco, CA

Winchester Mystery House
Giant mansion, with over 150 rooms, was the estate of Sarah Winchester, of the Winchester Arms family. She believed that she was being terrorized by evil spirits.

525 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 247-2101

Gold Country Museum
Exhibits include old mining equipment and methods. Features a period saloon and a creek for visitors to try their hand at gold panning.

1273 High St.
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (916) 889-6500

Big Basins Redwood State Park
Covers more than 18,000 acres. Has redwood trees as tall as 330 feet and tree trunks as big as 60 feet in circumference. Contains a natural history museum.

State Road 236
Big Basin, CA
Phone: (408) 338-6132

Behring Auto Museum
Over 120 automobiles from the late 1800s to the mid 1990s.

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA
Phone: (510) 736-2277

Jack London State Historic Park
Home and estate of famous author.

London Ranch Rd.
Glen Ellen, CA
Phone: (707) 938-5216

Formerly a US military reservation. Fifteen hundred acres of walking trails, picnic areas, bicycling and sailboarding areas. The Presidio Museum depicts two centuries of local military history.

Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 561-4323

Muir Woods National Monument
Features 560 acres of wooded groves, including many beautiful redwood trees. Lots of very tall Sequoia trees.

Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-2595

Napa Valley
Napa Valley is home to many of California's most famous vineyards. Lots of winery to visit, with many of them offering free wine tasting tours.

Napa Valley, CA

Monterey Bay Aquarium
One of the country's largest aquariums, with more than 20 major areas. Live video transmissions from a research submarine in Monterey Bay.

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA
Phone: (408) 648-4888

Seventeen Mile Scenic Highway Drive
Seventeen miles of scenic driving from Pacific Grove to Monterey. Passes famous Pebble Beach as well as other beautiful golf course.

Monterey, CA

Redwood National Park
Over 100,000 acres of beaches, marshlands, dense forests, rivers, streams, and prairies. Campsites and campgrounds.

1111 Second St.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-6101

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