Every summer, we scour the state to find California's best kept secret spots and hidden gems. It's a showcase of the special places -- and people -- who make our state unique.
You don't have to look far to find special people in Santa Rosa. When the city was devastated by last fall's Northern California wildfires, Santa Rosa residents rallied to rebuild and restore their community -- including their own hidden gems.
We hosted this year's show in Santa Rosa, finding secret tunnels, playing with bunnies and eating homemade pasta. It was the perfect start to our hidden gems road trip for the ears.
Some of This Year’s Hidden Gems
We've already taken you to the small town of Volcano in our A Place Called What?! series, but what we didn't show you then was the famous cave (and lake!) located 100 feet below the surface.
It's not every day that you can make out with a huge, taxidermied moose. Except if you're at Foster's Bighorn in the California Delta.
Just a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, there's a music venue with a mysterious name, an explosive history and some of the best live jazz you could ever hope to find.
The Valley Relics Museum is a place that celebrates the history of the everyday places and things that defined 20th century life in the San Fernando Valley.
Take a break from the Central Valley's summer heat and head underground to the cool (literally) oasis that is the Forestiere Underground Gardens.