Looking for wonder on the left coast.
Looking for wonder on the left coast. Illustration: AÏDA AMER

This summer, Atlas Obscura and All Things Considered are embarking on a road trip up the U.S. West Coast to bring stories of wonder and surprise to NPR listeners. And we need your help!

Our team is going to be traveling along the Pacific Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle, telling stories and visiting hidden and wondrous places. See the map above for a preview of the route we have in mind (though it’s not set in stone). Here’s where you come in! Tell us about your favorite fascinating places near our route, and why you love them. Maybe it’s a roadside dinosaur park, a stunning natural wonder, or a place that means something profound to you, but doesn’t appear in any guidebook. If it’s hidden, wondrous, and surprising, we want to know about it.

We’ve set up a call-in line (347-746-2679) where you can leave a message to tell us all about your favorite place near the trip route that you think we should visit. In your message, please tell us as much as you can about the location, your experience, and what makes it so memorable. And don’t forget to tell us who you are and how we can reach you. We may try to visit your recommendation during the trip, or feature your tale of wonder and discovery on the radio.

We’re looking for your local knowledge, and can’t wait to hear from you!