Attractions

Notable Building in Palm Springs & the Coachella Valley

Sunnylands

Sunnylands is the mid-century modern estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, one of America’s ‘first families.’ At their winter estate in Rancho Mirage, the Annenbergs entertained seven US presidents, royalty, Holly…
Top Choice Notable Building in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Walt Disney Concert Hall

A molten blend of steel, music and psychedelic architecture, this iconic concert venue is the home base of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but has also hosted contemporary bands such as Phoenix and classic jazz men li…
Architecture in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Gamble House

It’s the exquisite attention to detail that impresses most at the Gamble House, a 1908 masterpiece of arts-and-crafts architecture built by Charles and Henry Greene for Procter & Gamble–heir David Gamble. The en…
Top Choice Architecture in Sausalito

Sausalito Houseboats

Bohemia still thrives along the shoreline of Richardson Bay, where free spirits inhabit hundreds of quirky homes that bobble in the waves amongst the seabirds and seals. Structures range from psychedelic mural-splas…
Top Choice Architecture in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Lyon St Steps

Two blocks, between Broadway and Green St, flanked by forests and glamorous mansions – including Senator Dianne Feinstein's. Jaw-dropping bay and Marina views. Popular with stair-runners and coffee klatches. Conne…
Notable Building in San Diego

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Going south from Plaza de Panama, you can’t miss the circle of seating and the curved colonnade in front of the band shell housing the organ said to be the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. Donated by the Spreckel…
Architecture in Culver City & Mar Vista

Hayden Tract

Architecture fans gravitate to the block where Eric Owen Moss has turned a worn-out industrial compound into a hub of avant-garde architecture. Start with the Samitaur Tower on the corner of National and Hayden, a r…
Notable Building in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Greystone Mansion & Park

Known for inducing bouts of real-estate envy, this Tudor Revival mansion dates back to 1927. Hoover Dam architect Gordon Bernie Kaufmann designed the estate, which was a generous gift from oil tycoon Edward L. Dohen…
Notable Building in San Diego

US Grant Hotel

No hotel in the region can compare to the Hotel del Coronado for history, but US Grant, built in 1910, comes close. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places for a past including celebrity guests, magnificent…
Notable Building in San Diego

Casa del Prado

An ornate reconstruction of a building to honor the 1915 Panama–California Exposition fair held in San Diego.