The rugged beauty of Alpine and Mono Counties attracts not only visitors interested in tiny communities, ski resorts, hot springs, and granite peaks, but also those who want to disappear into the wilderness for a few days. Spread between Highway 50 and the Sonora Junction, this area south of Lake Tahoe will help you trade in the city for the great outdoors.
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.
Just a hop from Wine Country, Novato features exciting museums and a countryside dotted with lush rolling hills.
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.
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.
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.