Hidden Gems

A roller skating rink in a church, a Prohibition-era bowling alley, and a movie set tucked into dunes along the Central Coast. We’ve put together a list of hidden gems in California.

Tio's Tacos, a 30-Year Journey of Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Recycled Art

An Apple Pancake as Big as a Pie? At This '50s L.A. Diner, It's True

A stretch of road with trees lined up on one side and a sign that reads "Musical Road Presented by city of Lancaster."

This Stretch of the Mojave Desert Plays the 'Lone Ranger' Theme

African American woman stands among mannequins as she smiles at the camera.

How This Oakland Business Gives Mannequins New Life (Almost)

An older man wearing a plaid top stands in front of a yellow wall with a table of motors.

How Fort Bragg's Larry Spring Museum Preserves Creativity in California

A person in a baseball cap offers another person sitting beside them some grapes.

One of San José’s Last Working Orchards Has Been Family Run Since 1945

Steam coming off of rocks

Welcome to Bumpass Hell, a Bubbling, Stinky Sliver of 'California's Yellowstone'

Small groups of people mill about and walk past the exterior of a windowless two-story building with a marquee on it reading "3 18 R HORROR" and "3 21 SOULFLY" and "SKATEBOARD SHOP INSIDE."

Teens Helped Save This Historic Bay Area Theater by Making It Their Own

A ship sits next to a doc with cloudy sky in the background

Hidden Gems: The Pirate Ship on Big Bear Lake