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Drop Anchor at These Must-Stop Seafood Shacks Between San Francisco and L.A.

Sun and seafood shacks are what coastal dreams are made of. There's nothing better than biting into a soft abalone taco or slurping hot, creamy clam chowder when your stomach is growling after a day on the road. If you're thinking of hitting Highway 1, here are five of our favorite stops for seafood lovers between San Francisco to Los Angeles.

A Modern Guide to The Monterey Peninsula

With storybook architecture, perennial morning mist, and more fireplaces per capita than anywhere on the planet (or so it would seem), the Monterey Peninsula is one of the Bay Area’s most charming escapes.

Farm Animals, Potluck, and Barn Dancing at Pie Ranch

Imagine a place where you work a little bit on a farm, have a potluck dinner with your pals, and whip out your best cowboy boots for some square dancing. This idyllic scene of yesteryear actually exists—and makes for a great day trip from the city.

Escape From SF: Ocean Views + Architecture at Sea Ranch

For this edition of Escape From SF, we headed 100 miles north along the ever twisting Route 1 to The Sea Ranch on the Sonoma Coast. The small, highly planned community sits on ten miles of rugged coast line, with miles of private trails, providing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, massive rocks, migrating whales and spectacular sunsets. 

A Modern Guide to Pescadero

An hour south of San Francisco, the relaxed town of Pescadero is an agrarian paradise with a scenic coastline that just won’t quit. Far from the sting of the city's farm-to-fork bromides, you'll delight on actual farms and fork your way through foods harvested from the local land. Plus, there's so much pie! Go now when rain brings vibrant green fields, crisp sea air, and cozy interiors.

A Road Trip to Bodega Bay

Curvy Highway 1, breathtaking vistas of the ocean, lush meadows, oyster farms, small towns, local delicacies, and pristine nature is what you can expect on your drive up to Bodega Bay. Only about two hours away from San Francisco this day trip will give you the satisfaction of a faraway weekend escape. 

Escape From SF: American Abalone Farms

For this week's Escape from SF, we toured American Abalone Company in Davenport with owner-farmer Tom Ebert. Ebert walked us through the process of farming abalone all the way from the seedlings to harvest to edible delicacies. 

Escape From SF: Big Basin Redwood State Park

For this week's Escape from SF, we ventured south to the oldest state park in California, Big Basin Redwood State Park. Here we caught a glimpse of towering trees, tumultuous waterfalls, tent cabins, and the beautiful coastline at Waddell Creek.

Escape from SF: Steep Ravine Rustic Cabin Getaway

We escaped the city this week to check out the Steep Ravine Cabins, which, blessedly, you can rent for a night's stay, in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Escape from SF: Tule Elk Reserve in Point Reyes

For this week's "Escape from SF," we ventured out to the Tule Elk Reserve in the Point Reyes National Seashore to observe the fall mating season and the explosion of majestic elk. 

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