When you were a kid you were probably forced to eat something you didn't like. Your parents probably never told you that when you grow up, you may just find yourself eating something crazy on purpose. We've found 14 outrageous meals that you won't believe actually exist. Yes, people decide to eat these things--and they like them!
Put on some red, white, and blue and head out to see the fireworks! We've compiled a list of some of the best spots to view fireworks in California. We know cities all over California will be showing off their best and brightest fireworks. Hopefully we've included a city near you!
California Firework Viewing Hot SpotsFrom mtshastafireworks.com
EurekaDirected over Arcata Bay, the best place to view these fireworks is from the Eureka boardwalk area. Flickr by Christian Arballo
ReddingView the fireworks show from Caldwell Park. Flickr by Joey Gannon
SacramentoA great show at the CalExpo Miller Lite Grandstand (Fairgrounds). Admission is free though parking is $10. Flickr by four years Flickr by simplistic.designs
VallejoSpend some time at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and see some amazing fireworks. Flickr by Socalmacker
San FranciscoThere are many firework shows in San Francisco, but some of the best places mentioned for firework viewing are:
- Pier 39 in (watch from Embarcadero or Fort Mason)
- Indian Rock
- Marine Headlands
- For Miley
- Sausalito's show (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Richardson Bay)
Santa CruzApparently, Santa Cruz puts on quite the explosive Firework show with illegal fireworks! Flickr by simon sun
Santa BarbaraSet off from West Beach, these fireworks last almost 20 minutes and are said to be an amazing show. Flickr by Angela Sevin
Pismo BeachView from Oceano Dunes and come prepared to camp for the best spot available. Flickr by Chris Hearn
ClovisJoin the Freedom Fest and see fireworks from the Buchanan High School in Clovis ($5 fee). From E.A. Creative Photography
Los AngelesHollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Marin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. A night you won't soon forget. Grand Park at the LA Civic Center offers the biggest rooftop firework show in LA. Flickr by iwishmynamewasmarsha Flickr by iwishmynamewasmarsha Flickr by simplistic.designs Pasadena Americafest at the Rose Bowl - fireworks begin at 9pm. Flickr by Socalmacker Flickr by iwishmynamewasmarsha
Long BeachHop aboard the Queen Mary for an All-American 4th of July display you won't forget ($39.99 admission). Flickr by Chris Parker
- Marina District
- North Embarcadero
- Shelter Island
- Harbor Island
- Seaport Village/South Embarcadero
- Coronado Ferry Landing
Where's your hot spot for firework viewing in California?Cover photo from Flickr by Jeff Turner Source: Travel Tips, About.com, USA Today, AMP Radio
We're letting the secret out. Check out these awesome secret and hidden bars in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Impress your date with you insider knowledge of these amazing bars and quickly become the life of the party!
Secret Bars in San FranciscoHouse Rules (some of which include speaking "easy", no use of cell phones, and no standing at the bar). If you can find your way around these, make Burbon & Branch your next late night diversion. Flickr by Sarai Mitnick Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency The website for the Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency (the speakeasy within Burbon & Branch) is pretty amazing (trust us, it's worth a visit). Their fun and slightly encrypted case file-style webpage makes it clear that appointments are needed, along with the proper password, if you want to take part in "solving the case" or maybe buying a drink or two. Flickr by Sarai Mitnick Russells Room @ Burbon & Branch Enter through a bookshelf to this additional room in Burbon & Branch. Again, a password is required. Flickr by Luigi Anzivino Flickr by stephanie vacher Facebook page won't give you much helpful information, but this article at Party Earth will. From The Hideout (at Dalva) Facebook Page
Secret Bars in Los AngelesCole's, The Varnish has a speakeasy style to suit the most discerning tastes. It's a must visit when looking to experience secret bars. From Yelp by Christine A. From Yelp From Yelp by Alice L. From Yelp by Michael S.
Secret Bars in San DiegoThrillist divulges that you send in a text to obtain a reservation and show up during a 15 minute window to enter through what looks like a wall of kegs in order to enjoy some of the best drinks in San Diego! From Yelp by Kent D. From Yelp by Ingrid I From Yelp by Jean L. Cover Photo from Flickr by Jonathan Ball Source: Thrillist, Huffington Post, Yelp
We've posted about In-N-Out and it's true, we do love their burgers, but we know they aren't the only burger place in California. We thought we'd welcome the coming of summer by compiling a list of the best burger places in California to get your mouth watering and to give you some possible road trip destinations.
Best Burgers in Californialocal brew and a fantastic burger at this Northern California local favorite. You can go old-school with a cheese burger or kick it up a notch with their well known Ortega Burger! Flickr by Zane Mulligan Best Burger in Yolo county!), you can't go wrong. Flickr by Angelo DeSantis Flickr by hermitsmoores Fast food burgers, slow food values" and what could be better than that? Everything's all natural and a lot of what they offer is made right there in the shop. Hop on over and check it out. Flickr by wEnDy Flicker by Jason Hamner Yelp reviewers favorite, this burger joint is the place to be this summer if you're in the Tahoe area. Make sure you come prepared to take your time selecting because they have an impressive lists of burgers to choose from. Flickr by Lauren many different causes. This is an all-around great burger place and definitely a great addition to your summer list. Flickr by Doran Flickr by Jennifer From Lucky's Tavern Flickr by Larry Flickr by Daremoshiranai Flickr by Drew Hubbard-Ben Waters From LA Weekly Flickr by Gabriel Amadeus Yelp, you know that Dave's Burgers is the place to be! It's small and out of the way, but definitely worth a stop if you're in the Long Beach area. From Yelp by Louie B. Flickr by Kirk K Did we miss your favorite burger place? Tell us about it in the comments below! Cover Photo from Flickr by James Source: Yelp, Thrillist, LA Weekly, We Be Trippin'
Hot summer days are upon us and we here at California Limited are all screaming for ice cream! In search of the perfect, icy-cold treat, we've compiled a list of 15 popular California ice cream parlors that you just have to visit.