Although the name implies the presence of pirates, the only seafaring creatures you'll spot in Smuggler’s Cove in Mendocino are gray whales. March and April are the ideal times to spot the gentle giants. Mendocino goes all out for the occasion, from whale watching tours to the Whale & Jazz Festival (April 3 - May 13), so clear your calendar and get ready to head north.
The natural volcanic hot springs in Calistoga were originally discovered by the Wappo tribe more than 500 years ago; their rumored healing powers remain a draw today, along with venerable wineries, classy eateries, and luxury resorts. Knowing this, we have just two words to describe this gem of a town: Napa, who?
For this week's Escape from SF, we headed east of the Bay toward Mount Diablo (reaching almost 4,000 feet!) to Rock City in Mount Diablo State Park. If you didn't get enough flowers on Valentine's Day, this is a great time of year to see the wildflowers in bloom. Also, you can explore Rock City's noted sandstone formations carved by wind, rain, and time.
Once the New Year’s confetti has been swept away, New York City becomes a locals-only wonderland perfect for easy exploring by tourists who dare to brave the harsh winter weather.
Dallas has evolved from its yee-hawing, barbecue sauce-slathered past into a modern-day cultural hub with international cred.
Heading to a post-post-harvest Wine Country for a winter staycation means you get all the perks without the crowds.
There are two kinds of people: Vegas people, and the rest of us.