Hidden Gems Special: Are These the Best Donuts in Southern California?
California is full of incredible, unique places, and this week, we're taking you on a summer road trip to find some hidden gems. We start in Glendora, in L.A. County. Gotham City may have Batman, Metropolis may have Superman, but Glendora has The Donut Man. People come to Jim Nakano for what many call the best donuts in Southern California. They line up at the window of his small shop that's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on one of the most historic roads in the country.
When in Napa, Skip the Wine and Head for the Mill
Hidden among the picturesque landscape of vineyards and wineries sits a place that dates back to the time when California was still a part of Mexico. It's also got one of the tallest waterwheels in North America.
33 Years After Her Death, An Eccentric Opera Singer's Garden Still Grows
On the Central Coast, there's an oasis you won't find on many tourist maps. It's called Lotusland, a collection of beautifully landscaped gardens, just south of Santa Barbara. They reflect the eccentric, musical spirit of the Polish opera diva who created them.
Finding Quiet Solitude in Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon State Park sits at the Southernmost tip of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, but most people don't pull off Highway 14 long enough to experience it. And if you don't stop, pitch a tent at Red Rock and stay for awhile, you're missing out.
Welcome to Nancy's Airport Cafe, Where Regulars Fly in for Pie
Our last stop takes us to Glenn County, where Highway 5 cuts through the middle of rice country, between Sacramento and Redding. Right next to those rice fields, there's a restaurant that's popular with travelers, farmers, truckers --
and pilots. Some fly in just for the food.