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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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Disneyland vs. Legoland: Choosing the Right Park for You

July 01, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Planning a trip to Southern California and can’t decide between Disneyland and LEGOLAND? We break down the differences, and here’s what you need to know. Price ... Read More »


Trending: 5 San Diego Neighborhoods Locals Love

June 30, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

San Diego has several go-to neighborhoods for food, drink, and fun: Little Italy, Old Town, Del Mar, and La Jolla, to name a few. But, if you want to experience ... Read More »


No More Traffic: Best U.S. Beaches You Can Access by Train

June 26, 2015 by Jill K. Robinson

Vacations are short, and weekends are even shorter. And when the beach beckons with its sun, sand, and relaxation, you don't want to spend most of the time ... Read More »


Deal Alert: 40% off San Francisco’s Newest Property, Hotel Zephyr

June 22, 2015 by Kristine Hansen

Earlier this month, Hotel Zephyr --an eclectic and colorful 361-room hotel snug along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf -- opened its doors. And there's a great ... Read More »


Exploring San Jose, CA for Less Than $75 a Day

June 16, 2015 by Connie Hum

San Jose is synonymous with technologyand startups, but it'smuch more than an IT hub. While the Californian city isnicknamed Silicon Valley for a reason, it ... Read More »

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