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  • Alcatraz Island

    Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the history making 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

  • Pier 39

  • Boudin Bakery & Cafe

    Famed for sourdough since 1849, this California bakery/cafe chain also offers light American bites. 

  • Lombard Street

  • Twin Peaks   

    At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos de la Choca” (Breasts of the Maiden) by early Spanish settlers, these two adjacent peaks provide postcard views and a treasure trove of animal and plant diversity. Most visitors to Twin Peaks drive (or take a tourist bus) to the north peak parking lot to enjoy 180-degree views of the Bay Area.

  • Fisherman's Wharf

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  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

    The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is still situated on its original site. It was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways, and a seismic retrofit were completed in early 2009.

    In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals and is a favorite location for weddings and wedding party photographs for couples throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and such an icon that a miniature replica of it was built in Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim.

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Union Square (San Francisco)

    Union Square is a 2.6-acre public plaza bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California. "Union Square" also refers to the central shopping, hotel, and theater district that surrounds the plaza for several blocks. The area got its name because it was once used for rallies and support for the Union Army during the American Civil War,earning its designation as a California Historical Landmark.Today, this one-block plaza and surrounding area is one of the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and beauty salons in the United States, making Union Square a major tourist destination, a vital, cosmopolitan gathering place in downtown San Francisco, and one of the world's premier shopping districts.Grand hotels and small inns, as well as repertory, off-Broadway, and single-act theaters also contribute to the area's dynamic, 24-hour character.

  • Chinatown San Francisco

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  • Stanford University

    Visit our historic Main Quad with its distinct Richardsonian Romanesque and California Mission Revival architecture or see our new Science and Engineering Quad, which beautifully incorporates modern and technological elements with timeless, elegant aesthetics and an abundance of outdoor space.

    • Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm.
    • See a panoramic view of the area from the Hoover Tower observation platform, 285 feet above Stanford’s campus.
    • Enjoy a meal at one of our many campus eateries or dining halls.
    • Stop in at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion.
  • Googleplex

  • Computer History Museum

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  • Wharf's General Store

    Fisherman's Wharf is a historic wharf in Monterey, California, United States. Used as an active wholesale fish market into the 1960s, the wharf eventually became a tourist attraction as commercial fishing tapered off in the area.

    Fisherman's Wharf is technically known as The Old Fisherman's Wharf, to distinguish it from the current commercial wharf (known as Municipal Wharf #2).

  • 17 Mile Dr Bay Skyline

    America's famous high-end luxury mansion district in 17 Miles Drive along the line, so we can imagine how beautiful the scenery here! Because expensive villas, beautiful scenery, has become the focus of a tour in California, the car was moved into this segment route charges, pedestrians and bicycles free of charge.

    Primary scenic attractions include Cypress Point, Bird Rock, Point Joe, Pescadero Point, Fanshell Beach & Seal Point. The famous "Witch Tree" landmark, often used as scenic background in movies and television, was formerly at Pescadero Point. The tree was blown down by a storm on January 14, 1964. Pescadero Point is also the site of the Ghost Tree, a landmark Monterey Cypress tree. The tree gives its name to a dangerous extreme surfing location known to have storm waves.Currently, the surf break of Ghost Tree is off limits to surfers and watercraft.

  • Bixby Creek Bridge

    Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Bridge, is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge in Big Sur, California. The bridge is located 120 miles south of San Francisco and 13 miles south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1. Prior to the opening of the bridge in 1932, residents of the Big Sur area were virtually cut off during winter due to the often impassable Old Coast Road that led 11 miles inland. At its completion, the bridge was built under budget for $199,861 (equivalent to $3.5 million in 2015) and was the longest concrete arch span at 320 feet on the California State Highway System. It is one of the tallest single-span concrete bridges in the world and one of the most photographed bridges along the Pacific Coast due to its aesthetic design and location.

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

    Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, writers and poets at Carmel-by-the-Sea",and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood.

    The city is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs. Carmel is also known for several unusual laws, including a prohibition on wearing high-heel shoes without a permit, enacted to prevent lawsuits arising from tripping accidents caused by irregular pavement.

  • Big Sur

    Big Sur, described in 1912 as the "greatest meeting of land and water in the world,"is a undeveloped, lightly populated, unincorporated region on California's Central Coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The coast is frequently praised for its rugged coastline and mountain views. As the "longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the continental United States,"it has been described it as a "national treasure that demands extraordinary procedures to protect it from development,"and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation."Big Sur's Cone Peak at 5,155 feet (1,571 m) is only 3 miles (5 km) from the ocean.The stunning views make Big Sur a popular tourist destination.

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  • Hearst Castle

    San Simeon is a town and census-designated place on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle, a hilltop mansion built by William Randolph Hearst in the early 20th century that is now a tourist attraction. 

  • Solvang

    Solvang was founded in 1911 on almost 9,000 acres of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant, by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the midwestern winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. The architecture of many of the façades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center.

  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse

  • Stearns Wharf

    Stearns Wharf is a pier in the harbor in Santa Barbara, California, United States. When completed In 1872, it became the longest deep-water pier between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Storied wooden wharf offering restaurants, varied shops, a small aquarium & water views.

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  • Malibu

    Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California. It is situated 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1991, the city is famous for its warm climate and a 21-mile coastline with many sandy beaches. The area is also known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars and other people in the entertainment industry together with generally affluent residents. Signs around the city proclaim "27 miles of scenic beauty", referring to the historical 27-mile Malibu coast spanning from Point Mugu in Ventura County east to Tuna Canyon.

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills is an enclaved city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, surrounded almost entirely by Los Angeles. Since the 1950s, Beverly Hills has marketed itself as a high-end shopping paradise and home of the rich and famous, which still rings true today; its reputation has even been the basis of a few popular TV shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies and Beverly Hills, 90210. Santa Monica Boulevard bisects the city, with most of the businesses being in the south, the north being primarily residential. Most visitors come to shop or dream of shopping.

    Others try to hunt down their favorite celebrities' homes, but be careful as many celebrities consider that stalking. Thanks to their friends in the state legislature, California has strict anti-stalking laws.

    Note for Bevenly Hills, 90210 fans, there is no West Beverly High; the program was filmed in Torrance High in Torrance.

  • Santa Monica State Beach

    The beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It is 3.5 miles long and has parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, as well as manned lifeguard stations, the original Muscle Beach, bike rentals, concessions, a few hotels, a bike path, and wooden pathways for warm days and beachgoers with disabilities.Visitor activities include volleyball, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming.

  • Hollywood Sign

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  • Universal Studio Hollywood

    Universal Studio Hollywood is the world's largest theme park of movie and television studios and film subjects, located in the Universal City of near world famous holy Hollywood movies, is one of several famous tourist attractions near around the City of Los Angeles.In the Universal Studios,you can visit the actual film production behind the scenes and special photography, Backlot Tram, will pass along the King Kong,the Earthquake, the Jaws and other film scenes, experience the shock of the gorilla, the horrors of the Earthquake, the great white shark and volcanic eruptions.Tram also will pass along some film shooting area,such as Western Town, New York, London, Berlin in Germany, and the ancient city of Rome.

    The Universal Studio has the Entertainment Center and the Studio Center two parts.The Lower Lot is a performance entertainment center, inclusive of the World Water named from the same movie,designed water war performance, splash, very stimulating, the audience in the front rows must be wetted the whole body by splashing!In addition, there are west of the gun war, under the performance of bullets, the stimulation of very realistic.

    After visiting you can directly visit pedestrian shopping area City Walk nearby,all shops, restaurants, cinemas modelling with the lively giant signs attracts tourists, let visitors immediately enjoy strong visual stimulation, exciting, City Walk don't accept the tickets.
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Los Angeles San Diego
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  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

  • Balboa Park

  • USS Midway Museum

    The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum.It consists of the aircraft carrier Midway(CV-41).Life-at-sea exhibits, restored planes & flight simulators aboard this legendary aircraft carrier. 

    The USS Midway was America's longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992.Midway opened as a museum on 7 June 2004.As of 2015 Midway is the most popular naval warship museum in the United States.

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  • SeaWorld San Diego

  • La Jolla

    La Jolla is a hilly seaside community, occupying 7 miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean within the northern city limits.It is home to a variety of businesses in the areas of lodging, dining, shopping, software, finance, real estate, bio-engineering, medical practice and scientific research.

    Due to the influence by longtime weathering and marine abrasion,odd rocks carved by nature can be seen everywhere.The surfing La Jolla Cove is the key scenery.This area's cliffs is the best photography places, a beautiful scenery in the world.The beach has beautiful restaurants, open-air cafes, noble shops, art galleries meet the eye everywhere.

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San Diego Palm Springs
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Stardust Hotel
Cost: 142 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Desert Hills Premium Outlets

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

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Palm Springs Las Vegas
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  • Las Vegas Strip

    The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles in length,located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester. However, the Strip is often referred to as being "in Las Vegas". Most of the Strip has been designated an All-American Road, and is considered a scenic route at night. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.

    One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas' cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture and lights. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.

     

  • Fountains of Bellagio

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  • Bellagio Hotel and Casino

    Posh, Italian-inspired casino hotel with modern quarters, dancing fountains & a garden conservatory.

  • Caesars Palace

    Venerable, Roman-themed resort with pools, big-name entertainment, shopping & destination dining.

  • Outdoor Gondola Rides

    By the Gondola of the Venetian hotel,Passengers will feel as if they have really been shipped to Italy.The Gondola imitating the Venice's, has four seats each pod, take four people.It also has a white and gold elaborative wedding pod, served as many wedding.

    Take the escalator located in the clock tower outside of the Venice hotel to the second floor, enter the hall,the first is shopping area, through the shopping area to the end of the canal.The Gondola Wharf just on the other end of the canal.

  • Sirens' Cove Shoppe

    The Sirens of TI was a free nightly show provided by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The show entailed a group of sensual and tempting sirens engaging with a band of renegade pirates led by the infamous Blackbeard.

  • Fremont Street Experience

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Bright Angel Lodge
Cost: 109 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Hoover Dam

  • Lake Mead Cruises

  • South Rim Trail

  • Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    If you are entering through the South Entrance Station, make the Visitor Center your first stop. You can park your car in one of four parking areas, then get your first view of Grand Canyon by taking a short walk (or shuttle bus ride) to nearby Mather Point.

    From the Visitor Center, it is also possible to Park-and-Ride. Leave your car and board free shuttle buses to ride around the Village and out to scenic overlooks.

    At the Visitor Center you can:

    • Find information. Outside exhibits discuss park activities and attractions; hiking, the free shuttle bus system and park ranger programs.
    • Watch Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, a 20 minute movie that takes viewers on a rim to river and dawn to dusk journey through the park. Movie starts on the hour and half-hour
    • Explore exhibits inside, including: interactive trip planners, a large video-enabled relief map, a Science On a Sphere® program, and displays of historic artifacts.
    • Stop at the Park Store for books and a variety of Grand Canyon gifts.
    • Rent a bicycle or take a guided bicycle tour, available March through October. A coffee bar with "grab and go" food options is located here. 
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  • Hermit's Rest

    Hermit Road from the Village Route Transfer to the Hermits Rest about 11 km tourist routes.This extremely popular route is accessed by free park shuttle bus(the red bus), foot, bicycle, or commercial bus tour most of the year, with private vehicles allowed only during winter months of December, January and February.

    Grand canyon here have nearly the best observation, it can be said that the road on the grand canyon is the most classic and magnificent.You can watch the nine spots along the way.

  • Trail View Point

    Stunning view of a big part of the Bright Angel Trail. Absolutely stunning!

  • Maricopa Point

    Hermit Road vista with exceptional rim views of canyon, river & an old copper & uranium mine.

  • Powell Point

    The best thing about this point is the small path that extends into the canyon. There is a raised platform at the end of the path that allows a very good 360 view of the area.

  • Hopi Point

    South Rim overlook with unobstructed canyon vistas & popular stop for sunrise & sunset viewing. 

  • Mohave Point

    South Rim overlook with wide vistas of terraced cliffs, sandstone mesas & curving Colorado River.

  • The Abyss

    Panoramic viewpoint along Hermits Rest route, with dizzying vertical drops down into canyon bottom. 

  • Monument Creek Vista

  • Pima Point

    Cliffside promontory & scenic South Rim viewpoint overlooking 40 mi. of rugged canyonlands.

  • Hermit Trail

    The Hermit Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona. This trail provides access to a historic area of Grand Canyon and offers a more challenging route to the Colorado River for more experienced canyon hikers.

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Motel 6 Page
Cost: 90 USD    Number of rooms: 1
  • Mather Point

    Scenic viewpoint along South Rim, popular for its canyon vistas & proximity to the visitor center.

  • Desert View Drive

    Desert View Drive is a scenic route to the east of Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim which follows the rim for 25 miles (40 km) out to the Desert View Watchtower and East Entrance.

  • Yaki Point

     Nature's Manifest, friendliness of this tribe's working during tis stop.

  • Grandview Point

    South Rim viewpoint overlooking a panorama of colorful canyons, ridges & the snaking Colorado River. 

  • Tusayan Ruin

    The Tusayan Ruin is the remains of a small ancestral Puebloan village. A relatively flat 0.1 mile (200 meter) trail wraps around the ruin and offers the opportunity to learn more about the place and the people who once called this home.

    The Tusayan Museum and Bookstore have displays that help bring the ruin to life. A picnic area and restrooms are located here.

  • Moran Point

    Moran Point is a prominent feature at any Grand Canyon viewpoint but at Moran Point three main rock groups are clearly visible. 


    The Layered Paleozoic Rocks represent the sedimentary rocks that make up most of the Grand Canyon's depth. The Grand Canyon Supergroup represents a significant portion of the canyon's geologic record even though it is only in isolated remnants, visible at only a few spots along the rim. The Vishnu Basement Rocks are the oldest at the canyon, consisting of both metamorphic and igneous rock.

  • Desert View Watchtower

    Stone tower rising 7 stories designed in 1932 by Mary Colter, a pioneering Grand Canyon architect. 

  • Desert View Visitor Center

    East Entrance of Grand Canyon Village.

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  • Lake Powell

    Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona.Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.

     

     

  • Glen Canyon Dam

    Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page. The 710-foot (220 m) high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of 27 million acre feet.

  • Horseshoe Bend

  • Upper Antelope Canyon

    Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. Private tour companies have been permitted to offer tours since 1987. It has been accessible by tour only since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. Photography within the canyons is difficult due to the wide exposure range (often 10 EV or more) made by light reflecting off the canyon walls.

    Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists for two reasons. First, its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams(shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from openings in the top of the canyon) are much more common in Upper than in Lower. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Winter colors are a little more muted like the photo displayed here. Summer months provide two types of lighting. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 20 and disappear October 7 each year.