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  • Disney California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California and one of two theme parks comprising the Disneyland Resort (with the original Disneyland Park being the other). It opened on Februar...
  • Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of the Walt Disney Company. Known as Disneyland when it opened on July ...
  • SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California, United States. The park is owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a division of ...
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  • All of 500 feet high, this office building offers great views of the bay, Coronodo Island and the Pacific. The Santa Fe station at the bottom is part of the historic Amtrac train station build in...
  • Located in Balboa Park as the Visitor Center, House of Hospitality Building was rebuild in 1997 in the wake of City Council’s reconstruction plans drawn up in 1993. Built initially in 1915...
  • Located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Diego, Cortez Hill district downtown is dominated by condominiums and apartments. This well distinguished and historic El Cortez Hotel on Cortez ...
  • Tourists driving on Interstate-5 will see this stunning structure bearing the image of an ice sculpture. The white, palace-style building features an awesome architectural design with numerous sp...
  • The Convention Center is located across the street from the State Capitol and is about 15 minutes from the airport. Situated in the heart of downtown it offers a flexible meeting and exhibit spac...
  • This Building was constructed in the late 1800’s utilizing a variety of styles. The eclectic Queen Anne Victorian building incorporates Classical Revival and Romanesque Revival elements. Bu...
  • The expanded headquarters of CalPERS IT company in Sacramento is now known as Lincoln Plaza North. Located just off Interstate 5 the building occupies four full city blocks and is bound by 3rd, 5...
  • This building is home to concerts, inaugurals, commencements and other civic events. Renovation of the building provided an opportunity to improve the site and its lighting. Because of its import...
  • The aquarium occupies land at the end of Cannery Row at the site of the former Hovden Cannery abandoned in 1980. Embracing the rocky coast, the aquarium was built to withstand 100-year storms, ea...
  • This building became the prototype for the prevalent Monterey Colonial style of construction in California. Larkin House is considered the prototypical Monterey colonial building, a style that in...
  • The most important public office building in Monterey County still in continuous use is Colton Hall that has over the years housed Monterey`s City Hall besides a public school, county court house...
  • The lighthouse in Montara in California is about two hours drive along CA-1 N/Cabrillo Highway and CA-1 N from Monterey. Established in February 1875, it originally had a kerosene lantern that wa...
  • Also known as Capitol Records Tower located in the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District in Los Angeles, this is a thirteen storey tower designed by Welton Becket that remains...
  • Located in Downtown Los Angeles this dramatic structure is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Seating up to 2,265 people it serves as the home of Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra ...
  • This landmark structure at Los Angeles International Airport is an Observation Tower in the Westchester neighborhood of the city. Opening in 1961, it is an example of the Mid-Century modern "...
  • This architectural landmark remains a popular tourist attraction. Built in 1893 it is located in downtown and features an Italian Renaissance Revival-style exterior facade of brown brick, sandsto...
  • As the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the San Jose Public Library offers every opportunity for learning, discovery and enjoyment. Aiming to enrich lives by p...
  • This building built in 1925 was formerly the San Jose branch of the Bank of Italy. It is one of the oldest buildings in San Jose as also one of the oldest skyscrapers in the Silicon Valley. Buil...
  • The San Jose, CA headquarters of Adobe Systems Inc. consists of three commercial high-rise office buildings -- West Tower, East Tower, and Almaden Tower -- completed in 1996, 1998, and 2003 respe...
  • The new City Hall in San Jose opened to the public on October 15, 2005 when it moved to its relocated headquarters on 200 East Santa Clara Street. Designed by renowned architects Richard Meier &...
  • The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries traveling across the San Francisco Bay. It is also a shopping center located on The Embarcadero. On top of the building is a large clock...
  • This term is popular for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors embellishing and enhancing the architectural details. About 48,000 houses in the Victorian an...
  • This structure is actually a replacement for the earlier City Hall that was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Two Parisian architects designed and constructed the building from 1913-1915. The dom...
  • As the tallest and perhaps the most recognizable skyscraper of San Francisco, the Transamerica Pyramid building no longer houses the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation that is still so ...