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California — Thanks mostly to the international glamour of Hollywood and the freewheeling reputation of San Francisco, even those who have never been to California have no trouble picturing the famously diverse state. Equally a source of wonder are the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, the towering redwood forests, the dramatic coastline of Big Sur, the sheer cliffs of Yosemite, and the desolate dunes of Death Valley.

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For everything from the natural and idyllic to the urbane and hedonistic, all packed into the Golden State.

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Checking In: What It's Like to Stay at a California Seaside Film Location

March 27, 2015 by Hilary Sheinbaum

Soaked in sunshine with a calm and relaxing vibe,Terranea Resorton the Palos Verdes Peninsula doesn’t feel like a movie set, despite serving as the backdrop for ... Read More »


Deal Alert: $169 California Resort Package This Summer & Fall

March 11, 2015 by Christine Dayao

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer vacations, especially after the winter we were just walloped by. If you’re on the search for a warm weather ... Read More »


6 Sunny Small Towns for Escaping Winter

February 23, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Toss the snow shovel and grab the sunscreen! While most of the nation faces bitter cold and mounds of fluffy white stuff, these small towndestinations offer ... Read More »


Beyond Napa & Sonoma: 5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Wineries in Northern California

February 19, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

As darling as the wine regions in Napa, Sonoma, and even Santa Barbara are, their acclaim has led to high lodging prices and steep tasting-room fees. It’s not ... Read More »


New for 2015: 6 Amusement Park Attractions We Can't Wait to Ride

February 11, 2015 by Jaymie Degaetano

Along with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a ... Read More »

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