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California January 18-24th 2016

Monday, January 18thRental location:

Fox Rent-A-Car Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX)5500 W Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Sunrise 6:58am Sunset 5:09pm

The Historic Mayfair Hotel 

LA Skyline from Griffith Observatory

LA Skyline from Griffith Observatory

Address: 1256 West 7th Street, 90017, Los Angeles

Check-in:18 January 2016

Check-out:20 January 2016

 Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

There aren’t quite as many Hollywood celebrities buried here as there are at the original Forest Lawn park in Glendale, but there are still many notables to be found, including Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Telly Savalas, William Conrad, Buster Keaton, Liberace, Freddie Prinze, Andy Gibb, Jack Webb, Stan Laurel, Ricky Nelson and many more.  More recently, Brittany Murphy, John Ritter, Gene Autry, Sandra Dee, Lou Rawls, Rod Steiger, Isabel Sanford, David Carradine, and Steve Allen have been buried here.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale

1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

Burials: Elizabeth Taylor, Walt Disney, Clark Gable,

Bronson Caves – 3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Arrive 4:00 for sunset at Hollywood sign – 34.134477, -118.321776

Griffith Observatory

Skyline night photography


The Pico House is an abandoned building in Los Angeles, California.
Linda Vista Hospital

610-30 S. St. Louis St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Tuesday, January 19th
Sunrise 6:57am Sunset 5:10pm

4:00-10pm – Whose Line Is It Anyways

STUDIO: Raleigh  Studios
ADDRESS: 5300  Melrose  Ave.,  Hollywood,  CA
PARKING/CHECK-IN: STUDIO  ADDRESS  :  5300  Melrose  Ave.  (at  Van  Ness),  Hollywood,  CA


PARKING/CHECK  IN:    No  on  lot  parking,  but  optional  audience  parking  will  be  offered  in  the  studio’s  parking  structure  on  Van  Ness,  just  south  of  Melrose.      $5.00/vehicle.    If  you  choose  to  park  on  the  street,  please  read  and  observe  posted  signs/restrictions.  Please  check  in  with  the  AU  pages  near  the  corner  of  Melrose  and  Van  Ness.

Wednesday, January 20th

Half Dome - Yosemite National Park

Half Dome – Yosemite National Park

Sunrise 6:57am for LA  Sunset 5:07pm for Yosemite

Leave 6am for Yosemite 5 h 29 min (310 miles) from LA

Yosemite Valley Visitor Center 9035 Village Dr, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389

Paranormal Location / Clovis Wolfe Manor – 2674 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612

Mirror Lake / Half Dome Photography From Glacier Point /

Paranormal Location / Preston School of Industry
38.361043, -120.936946

Casa Loma Hotel – 610 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Thursday, January 21th
sunrise 7:22am  sunset 5:21pm

Arrive 6:30am for Sunrise at Battery Spencer, Conzelman Rd

Sausalito, CA 94965

37.827767, -122.481822

Golden Gate Bridge at Sunrise from Battery Spencer

Golden Gate Bridge at Sunrise from Battery Spencer

then Marin Headlands
then Hawk Hill, Conzelman Rd

Sausalito, CA 94965

37.827733, -122.499671

Point Bonita Lighthouse – Fort Barry, Building 948, Sausalito, CA 94965

Marshalls Beach, Golden Gate Bridge view

The U.S.S. Hornet is reportedly the most haunted ship in the United States Navy. It is currently a museum ship at San Francisco, California.  Address: 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 hours 10-5am

Winchester Mystery House 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
Mansion Tour Duration 1 Hour 5 Minutes tours 9-5


1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
Computer History Museum open 10-5

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Visitor Hours

CLOSED CLOSED 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 9 PM * 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM
Some Big Names in Silicon Valley

Some Big Names in Silicon Valley

NASA Ames Research Center

Mountain View, CA 94043

37.408841, -122.064444

Free Public Visitor Center

NASA’s Ames Research Center is a key facility for many of NASA’s missions and projects. Come to the Ames’ Visitor Center and learn what we’re doing at this amazing NASA facility. The NASA Ames Visitor Center is a self-guided tour and an average stay at the NASA Ames Visitor Center is about one hour. Please plan accordingly.


Location: Located at the main gate to NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. 15 minutes northwest of San Jose, California, just off U.S. 101 at the “Moffett Blvd / NASA Parkway” exit.


Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday noon – 4 p.m. We are closed Mondays and federal holidays.
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014


Store hours:

Mon – Fri:

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Casa Loma Hotel – 610 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94117

Friday, January 22nd

Sunset 5:23pm at Pfeiffer Beach

The PCH (Pacific Coast Highway)

The PCH (Pacific Coast Highway / California State Route 1) on the way to San Simeon

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Point Sur Lightstation, Monterey, CA 93940

36.305266, -121.899432

Winter (November – March) Sat. & Sun. 10am and Wed. at 1pm. Visitors should arrive at least one half hour before.

Arrive by 2:00pm for Sunset at Sun Portal at Pfeiffer Beach

9100 Sycamore Canyon Rd

Big Sur, CA 93920

36.238244, -121.815425

At this sea arch, a natural sun portal is formed between December and January every year. This is a photographer’s dream location and shot, so be sure to add it to your bucket list. Best to wait for a big wave to roll in through the arch then take photos of the light beam that bounces off the spray, illuminating the archway. I’d recommend arriving about 2 hours before the sun sets to get set up in a prime location. The light beam starts appearing about 40 minutes before sunset and gets more radiant closer to the setting.

Big Sur’s most popular coastal access point, Pfeiffer Beach is hard to find if you’ve never been to it before. The trick is locating unmarked Sycamore Canyon Road. Here’s a tip – Sycamore Canyon Road is the only paved, ungated road west of Highway One between the Big Sur post office and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Once you find the turnout, make a very sharp turn. Then follow the road for about two miles until it ends. Drive carefully – this is narrow and winding road. It is unsuitable for trailer traffic. From a large parking area at the end of the road, a short, well-marked path leads to the beach. Cliffs tower above this breathtaking stretch of sand, and a large arch-shaped rock formation just off-shore makes for some dazzling sunsets.

Two hours to hotel

San Simeon Lodge

9520 Castillo Drive San Simeon, CA 93452

Saturday, January 23rd

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Simeon

Sunrise 7:10am for San Simeon Sunset 5:13pm for La Jolla

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery – 250 San Simeon Ave #3B, San Simeon, CA 93452

Hearst Castle 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452  open 8-4

Two hour drive to

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436

5 hours to hotel

Best Western Seven Seas – 411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego , CA

If sunlight is possible go to La Jolla Pier, if not Malibu or Santa Monica Pier for sunset and night photos.

Sunday, January 24th

Sunrise 6:48am

Border Field State Park, San Diego /  southwestern corner of the Continental United States

Border Field State Park, San Diego / southwestern corner of the Continental United States


La Jolla Beaches – La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove and Beyond!

8200 Camino del Oro

La Jolla, CA 92037

La Jolla Pier 8622 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037  32.866 N, 117.254 W;

Old town San Diego –  Casa de Estudillo and the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant (Paranormal)

45 minutes to Border Field State Park

1500 Monument Rd, San Diego, CA 92154

3 hours to Salton Sea History Museum & Visitor Center

99155 Sea View Dr, Mecca, CA 92254

Leave 10-10:45am for LAX  (3 hour drive from Salton Sea)