There are but a few places in this world that received William Randolph Hearst’s stamp of approval—one of them was obviously his estate.
And while taking a trip to the Hearst Castle is always a treat for the eyes, there’s another spot on his list that is a treat for not only your eyes, but all your other senses, as well…
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Imagine trailing your toes through soft sandy beaches. Feeling cool breezes crest off nearby ocean waves and blow through your hair. Dining on fresh, buttery seafood. Watching the sky turn orange, purple, and pink as the sun sets over the horizon. It’s paradise…and it’s only a short car ride away.
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An antique locomotive slowly climbs up a hill as its steam sifts through the canopy of trees, rising higher and higher as it dissipates into the wilderness and the train continues its four-mile round trip path through Sierra National Forest. Sounds romantic, right?
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About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on California Highway 1, miner and prospector George Hearst purchased 40,000 acres of ranch land in 1865. His only child, William Randolph Hearst, inherited the land years later in 1919 from his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst.
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Resembling a graveyard found in a distant land in Jurassic Park, visitors can marvel at the hundreds of fossils that fill Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in Los Angeles…
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Between Highways 395 and 14 some hour and a half east of Bakersfield and nestled in the high desert’s treeless brown and gray Rand Mountains—so designated after gold country in South Africa’s Transvaal—the living ghost town of Randsburg looks much as it has for over a century, with dramatically fewer inhabitants than in its bonanza days, yet many of the same structures.
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