A house perched off the edge of a building, a towering kissing sculpture, a fairytale-like topiary garden… unbelievable sights like these and many more are sprinkled throughout San Diego to wow and inspire all. Scroll through our slideshow to uncover some lesser-known (and sometimes-silly) locales that will really give your family something to talk about.

Fallen Star House

This precarious sculpture looks like it just landed on the corner of the Jacobs Engineering building at the University of California, San Diego. It's as if a wild tornado (think Wizard of Oz) left it there. Created by Do Ho Suh for the Stuart Collection, it challenges us to ponder our definition of home. You can visit the house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tues. and Thurs. It's even furnished inside!

UCSD Jacob's School of Engineering
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, Ca
Online: stuartcollection.ucsd.edu

photo: Stuart Collection via Facebook

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—Nikki Walsh