Road trips from Southern California: Bay Area
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( David Gallagher )
Distance: 382 miles one-way
An old-school San Francisco treat. This wonderfully campy nostalgia museum contains one of the world's largest collections of antique arcade games, player pianos, funky mechanized figures and other coin-operated diversions. The museum, now off Fisherman's Wharf, was located below the Cliff House until 2002. On Pier 45, Shed A, off Embarcardero at the end of Taylor Street. (415) 346-2000, www.museemechanique.org. Free.
-- Shermakaye Bass