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Surfing is a year-round activity in Santa Cruz; at the many town beaches, surfers amble along the sidewalks in wet suits. Every other shop, it seems, sells surfing gear, even for those who dont surf.
Beach jail awaits spring breakers who misbehave in Panama City Beach
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Virgin America launches new menu
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Museum's trace painful stories of Chinese immigration.
Marin County creates a balance that attracts tourists content to enjoy the seashore, hike in the hills, and eat good food.
Author Zane Grey has made Santa Catalina Island his home, free of freeways and the noisy city life.
Once known for its mining, Fair Play is now one of the country's fastest-growing wine making areas.
Head to San Francisco and experience a day in the life of Fifth Floor Restaurant's sommelier.
A weeklong rental of a vintage VW bus nicknamed Hurley with the Westfalia camper pop-up was the only definite. The rest was up to them.
Mr. Pollo in San Francisco’s Mission District may be the most affordable gourmet restaurant in the United States.
One man's quest to find the perfect burrito in San Francisco.
The city of Los Angeles may be a man-made sprawl, but step outside of it, even just a little bit, and there it is — the wild — the wild ocean, the wild hills, the wild desert.
It’s part of a trend of businesses here to make food experiences local, with workshops on raising chickens, DIY food craft events, and beer, wine, and chocolate tastings.
For the taking, grown year round in California, to eat or prepare: everything from the everyday to the exotic
Lassen Volcanic National Park's elbow room is a relief for anyone who has idled in Yellowstone's "wildlife traffic," or queued up for a parking space at a Grand Canyon scenic overlook.
This city, known as a haven for celebrities and surfers, is also a terrific destination for families, with an abundance of affordable activities.
Here's a family-oriented destination that's worthy of a two- or three-night stay.
A trip to Death Valley lets travelers flee the noise of every day life.
Grab your sleeping bag and get ready to sleep under the stars at Yosemite National Park.
Long Beach has become a place to mix worldly wise with a bit of funk.
Plans can be put aside - and pleasures found - on and off the beaten track.
The city by the bay is steeped in music history from the Haight to the Mission District to the North Beach bars and coffeehouses.
Architecture makes life and all its sciences feel grandly transparent in a green museum in San Francisco.
Discover San Francisco's celebrated cable cars clanging up and down its equally acclaimed hills.
Outside the city's sprawl stretches a beach awash in history, art, commerce, cuisine.