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How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Pacifica

Hop on Highway 1 and pretty soon you'll be rounding a corner and staring at one of the most beautiful seaside vistas you’ve ever set your eyes on. Turn off the highway and you'll be in Pacifica, a quiet beach community known as one of the safest places to live in California. It is the perfect spot to escape busy city life and relax.

A Modern Guide to Half Moon Bay

As autumn rolls in, so roll the cars down Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay, the so-called "world pumpkin capital," which hosts an annual festival to celebrate the gourd. This month, make a whole day or weekend trip of it—there are plenty of scenic hikes, endless beaches, and delicious food to keep you happy. 

A Modern Guide to Santa Cruz

For local, design-savvy getaways, San Franciscans usually look north to Napa and Sonoma. But 90 minutes south of the city, Santa Cruz has been quietly redefining a style once dictated by a scruffy mix of surfers, students and free-spirits. Today, the laid-back beach town exudes a creative new energy as exemplified by the following hip spots. 

Google Maps Eerily Predicts How Climate Change Will Alter California's Coast

Ever wonder what the California coast would look like after a tiny temperature rise? Even just 2 degrees Celsius? On Friday, Google Maps showcased what just a few feet of rising sea levels could do to the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Hint: it doesn't make it. 

10 Rad New Things to Check Out in Santa Cruz

With its perennial boardwalk and beaches, Santa Cruz has always offered summertime thrills but few surprises. Not anymore. A recent wave of enterprising creatives is helping the beachside town transcend its slow-moving rep. Here are ten reasons why you’re overdue for a trip down the coast. 

Weekend Adventure: Hike Carmel’s Point Lobos

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Part of the beauty of a getaway to Carmel is that while there’s plenty to keep you busy, it’s also easy to do a lot of nothing. Some shop, eat, and wine taste their way through town while others plant themselves on the beach refusing to leave before the sun goes down. But one of Carmel’s best activities is also one of its better kept secrets – hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

7 Places to Stay Along the California Coast in an Airstream Trailer

Like California’s majestic Highway One, the Airstream is an icon of the great American road trip. A gleaming throwback to the Golden Age of Travel, the aluminum-clad trailer debuted in 1936 and has inspired roadside envy ever since.

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.

Visit the Bay Area's Most Beautiful Lighthouses

Lighthouses may have originally been designed to guide sailors, but these historic relics also serve as gorgeous beacons for a vista-filled roadtrip around the Bay Area. 

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.

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