Racing Model Boats on Spreckels Lake in San Francisco, California
Got a shelf full of miniature model boats and nowhere to race them? Probably not. But if you'd like to watch this unusual hobby in action, head over to Golden Gate Park's Spreckels Lake. Motor boats and freestyle yachts alike—scaled down, of course—race around the man-made lake every Saturday and Sunday. For an up-close look at these historic works of art, stop by the San Francisco Model Yacht Clubhouse, located at the 36th Avenue park entrance, where boats dating back to 1934 sit on display.