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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. 

Want a Luxe Tahoe Escape on the Cheap? Of Course You Do.

In need of a luxurious Tahoe getaway but stuck on a post-summer budget? Happily, fall is the most affordable time to visit the North Shore.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale is a leafy, quiet city of around 150,000 residents, located just 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. In addition to major local companies such as Yahoo, Flickr, and Lockheed Martin, visitors will find open green spaces, museums, golf courses, and delicious eateries.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Santa Clara

On July 17, 2014, Santa Clara sprung into the minds of football fans everywhere when the home base for the San Francisco 49ers relocated to Levis Stadium from Candlestick Park. Today, visitors are flocking to the city not only to check out the state-of-the-art stadium but also to enjoy the many other attractions the destination has to offer.

A Modern Guide to Austin, Texas

Affectionately known as the "live music capital of the world," Austin is filled with much more than crooning hipsters. Spawning more than its fair share of tech lodestars, transforming this quirky city on the banks of the Colorado River into a start-up scene nicknamed Silicon Hills, there's also design-savvy shopping and craft cocktails to keep you entertained, plus pounds of barbecue to stuff into your mouth. 

A Modern Guide to Minneapolis + St. Paul

In 2011, Buzzfeed named Minnesota "The Most Hipster State in the U.S.," citing its plentiful theaters, farmers markets, bicycles, and authentic lumberjack style as evidence of its cool-factor. Lately, it seems like all of our friends are jetting to the Twin Cities for the weekend. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in San Mateo

San Mateo is an urban jewel of the Bay Area’s Peninsula region with a thriving downtown shopping and dining district, ample green space, and friendly residents. 

Kayak, Hike, or Bike Your Way to a Refreshing Beer on Tahoe's Ale Trail

Nothing quenches your thirst better than a cold brew at the end of a long bike ride. Or a delicious beer after a day spent on the water. Whatever your preferred sport, there's a beer (or two, or three) waiting for you at the end of the Tahoe Ale Trail.

Stargazers' Calendar: See Meteor Showers, Eclipses + More in the Bay Area in 2015

It's been a particularly star-spangled year, with solar and lunar eclipses, a new comet, and an abundance of northern lights. Following last month's double planets (which will occur again later this year), our solar system is delivering a plethora of astronomical events for photographers and stargazers. Mark on your calendars with these can't-miss celestial dates.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Fremont

Central Park in Fremont, CA

In 2012, Fremont, a bustling and diverse town of more than 214,000 residents, was named the top U.S. city for tech startups. With so much commerce comes a multitude of attractions, outdoor and indoor.

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