I am a native Southern California. As such, it should come as no surprise that I have explored a good bit of my state. My father loved to drive, particularly along back roads, and today I try to continue this tradition, though less for the love of driving and more for the love of exploration.
With a population of only 18, Harmony is today a one-block tourist attraction off of Highway 1.
A prominent rock formation in along Cajon Pass, where the Mormon trail and railway merge.
Located on old Route 66 near Interstate 15 between Victorville and Barstow.
The town started as a live-in Old West motion-picture set, built in the 1940s.
SALTON SEA (BOMBAY BEACH)
California’s largest lake, residing 226 feet below sea level about 50 miles southeast of Palm Springs.
SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR (CHINO HILLS)
The most striking feature of this Hindu temple is its interior, filled with detailed carvings, paintings, columns, and domes.
Noteworthy for its man-made canals built in by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan.
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