Cool things to see and do on the west coast



Kumoricon[visit site]
August 29 – September 1, 2014

Hilton Vancouver Washington / Red Lion Vancouver at the Quay
45.625318-122.674397 Vancouver, WA98660


Welcome to the new, improved, and lengthened Kumoricon! Now at four whole days, you finally have the time to see everything you want to see, and to go everywhere you want to go! We are the largest convention in the Portland, OR, metro area, and you helped make us that way. The Kumoricon family is growing with every passing year, and it’s all thanks to your efforts.

 Advance Rates:
$40 by Dec. 31; $45 by Apr. 13; $50 by Aug. 15
At-Door Rates:
$55 weekend

Register Now



Cave Junction:

Treehouse Treesort 300 Page Creek Rd. Cave Junction, OR 97523, Phone: (541) 592-2208, Email:

Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise: PO Box 381, Cave Junction, OR 97523, Phone: (541) 592-4751, Email:, Website:


Crater Lake:

Please be aware that areas in and close to the park have little to no cell phone coverage. In planning your trip, also know that from November to May, there is no gasoline for sale in the park. The nearest gas stations are 35 miles away in the towns of Chiloquin and Prospect.
For GPS: The park has no physical address. The Steel Visitor Center (open year round) is at 42° 53′ 48.91″N 122° 08′ 03.08″W or you can enter “Crater Lake” as a town or waypoint.



Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire

  • This renaissance fair is hosted in Kings Valley, Oregon each September. Operating since 1995, the fair features five stages and approximately 175 vendors selling food, drinks, beer and merchandise. Approximately 1,000 costumed players, storytellers, bards, dancers, troubadours, jousting knights and minstrels provide entertainment. The Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire focuses on Elizabeth I and Shakespeare elements, recreating the historic renaissance between 1558 and 1603 with adventures and games going on throughout the day. Firearms are not permitted and pets are not allowed on the grounds. Period weapons are permitted but must be sheathed and kept peace-tied.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
PO Box 604
Philomath, OR 97370-0604
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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Underground Tours





Big Sur:

Buena Park:

Knotts Berry Farm: 8039 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, CA 90620, just south of the 91 and 5 freeways

 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – Buena Park, CA

7662 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620 | 1-800-987-9852 | View Map  


Treehouse Overlooking SF Bay
Fey Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010,


The Redwood Treehouse:Vaca Del Sol Road, Corralitos, CA 95076, Reservations – Click Here

Dana Point:

Tall Ships Festival (pirate costumes appropriate) Sept. 4-7th, 10 AM to 5 PM at Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA 92629. Email: Phone: (949) 496-2274 ext. 344. URL: Description: Annual festival celebrating Southern California’s maritime heritage. Event features historical performers, arts and crafts, and visiting tall ships from up and down the coast. NO food vendors.


Aldo’s Nightclub: 617 W Belmont Ave, Fresno

Forestiere Underground Gardens: 5021 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93722


Aquarium of the Pacific: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Queen Mary, haunted hotel & museum: The Pike at Long Beach, 95 South Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

The Pike: 95 South Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 (kind of a boardwalk)


Los Alamos:

The Victorian Mansion: 326 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440, Ph: (805) 344-1300,

Los Angeles:

The Getty Museum:900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007.


The Getty Museum Roman villa reconstruction at BETA 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272

Mountain Ranch:

California Cavern:9565 Cave City Road, Mountain Ranch, CA 95246, USA.



Mercer Caverns: 1665 Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys, CA

Palm Springs:

Colony Palms Hotel:33.831353, -116.545522 572 North Indian Canyon Palm Springs, CA, 92262, United States of America, ‎1-866-538-0187‎

Rendezvous Bed and Breakfast: 1420 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262


Shasta State Historic Park Tour (6 miles west of downtown Redding); a real ghost town!




Sac-Anime[visit site]
August 29-31, 2014

Sacramento Convention Center
38.578676-121.488941 Sacramento, CA95814


SacAnime is the show where “Fans Come to Play”. Our philosophy has always been to provide fun, safe, family friendly environment, with top shelf entertainment at a reasonable price. SacAnime began as an extension of our quarterly Comic, Toy and Anime Show (SAC-CON), which has been running in Sacramento since July 1, 1986. Originally a strictly comic book show, SAC-CON has grown to encompass all forms of pop-culture entertainment, with a large emphasis on anime and manga.

 San Francisco

 San Jose:

The Winchester Mansion:525 S Winchester Blvd San Jose, CA 95128 : (408) 247-2101

San Luis Obispo:

Madonna Inn: 100 Modonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

San Simeon:

Hearst Castle:Address:‎750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452

Santa Clara:

Great America California: 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054


Much Ado About Sebastopol Renaissance Faire: Sept. 14-15, 2013 at Ives Park, Sebastopol. Email: Phone: (707) 824-0361. URL:
Description: Much Ado is become THE regional Renaissance Faire in Northern California. A quality, family-friendly event in Sebastopol that is entertaining and educational, as well as a long-term fundraiser for local Sebastopol public schools. Elizabethan/Tudor style dress. This is very specific.

Universal City:

Universal Studios:100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

 Yosemite National Park:


Las Vegas. Cold War Era underground mansion/bunker. The subterranean Las Vegas home at 3970 Spencer St. near Flamingo Road boasts a 15,200-square-foot basement beneath a two story home above ground. From the street, number 3970 looks like any other American home, except with a few extra ventilation and air conditioning units planted around the yard. Camouflaged by clusters of rocks, an entrance with an elevator takes you down to the underground lair. Another stairway is hidden inside a shed.

Have I left anything important out?  I’m sure I have.  Please let me know what you think should be added and why.  Sorry about the weird formatting.  Don’t know why it came out so screwy.


About Ampbreia

I'm an ex-Pentacostal, ex-Muslim, ecclectic Agnostic with slightly Wiccan leanings. I am not affiliated with any organized religion or political platform, but I do believe in magic and all things wise and wonderful. I work as an admin in a calibration lab. I've published 2 books so far this year: Lost in Foreign Passions: Love and betrayal, passion and loss in the heart of an alien land (a memoir of my time as a Muslimah and living in Iran for a year), written under my previous married name, Debra Kamza, and Dream Lover (a paranormal romance, the tale of witch that summons her favorite character out of a Bewitched spin-off and the actor who plays him as well). I'm constantly writing stories and poems, thoughts and dreams, and quite a few opinions - many of which are not popular but oh well. Bite me. I'm interested in art, animals, the paranormal, and people. I love to dance, all sorts, but have been studying belly dance since 2006 and LOVE it! I love anime too and love dressing up and going to conventions. My writing runs the gummut of historical, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and erotica. Beware: I may not be safe reading for work. Just saying....
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One Response to Cool things to see and do on the west coast

  1. Always, there is lots of fun on the West Coast. Ashland, OR has the first Shakespearean Theater-in-the-Round on the West Coast, and uses it to good advantage with a Shakespearean Festival, each Fall.


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