The San Francisco Peninsula is dotted with thriving cities and towns which offer visitors a quiet pace of life. Expansive green spaces, cultural attractions, and plenty of tasty eateries dot the landscape.
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.
In the mood for boutique shopping, tasty restaurants, and interesting museums? Alameda, a 76,000-person island in the bay, and Piedmont Avenue in Oakland boast everything you can ask for in a a laidback, bohemian weekend.
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.
You’ve been there: A spontaneous trip to Wine Country leaves you guessing which among roughly 3,000 wineries (that all sound the same) will offer a setting inspring enough to coax a “jelly” or two from your Instagram pals. We're here to help.
It's only natural that Marin County is a year-round beach destination. While summer is definitely high season for locals and tourists alike, many outdoor activities like kayaking and surfing can be enjoyed any time of the year. From quiet beaches with white sand and calm waters to luxurious cruises and marine reserves, Marin has it all.
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.
If you love the idea of spending time in the outdoors, but you’re not interested in roughing it, this list of Bay Area camping options is for you! From plush resorts to rustic cabins, there’s something here for everyone.
Contrary to popular belief, fall is actually one of the best times to head to Tahoe. Not only are the crowds gone, but the water is warm, the winds are calm, and there's enough craft beer and gourmet cuisine to keep you full until winter.
While we usually pilgrim to calmer locales when we have a day or two off from work, Union Square is still our go-to neighborhood when we want to feel the pulse of a big city.