California's Old Faithful Draws Crowds
In a special summer road-trip edition, this week we visit some of California's hidden gems -- destinations that are gorgeous, quirky, tasty or just plain fun. Our first stop is in Napa Valley, where a liquid other than wine draws visitors to a 35-acre attraction near Calistoga.
Descending Into Moaning Cavern
The temperature is a cool 61 degrees year round down inside Moaning Cavern in Calaveras County.
PEZ Museum Will Make You Flip Your Lid
Burlingame is home to a one-of-a-kind museum geared toward kids of all ages.
The Myth and Mystery of the Tin House
It takes a bit of stamina to get there. But the structure on the Central Coast has inspired myths -- and intrigued visitors for decades.
Arboretum Thrives in Shadow of Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles is hardly known for its green, open spaces. But a visit to Elysian Park could change your thinking about that. The park was established in 1886 near Dodger Stadium, and it's home to Southern California's oldest arboretum.
California Songs: America's 'Ventura Highway'
Road trips have inspired books, poetry, films and, of course, music. In the early 70s the folk-rock band America burst onto the scene with hits like "Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair." As part of our series California Songs, we hear it was a childhood on the West Coast that inspired band member Dewey Bunnell to write the summer anthem, "Ventura Highway."
Date Shakes Drive Fans to the Desert
We couldn't end today's show without a little dessert, in this case, dessert in the desert. Before the real estate boom of the 1990s, date gardens were plentiful in Southern California's Coachella Valley. Since then many have disappeared. Luckily for date lovers, the historic Shields Date Garden remains.