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Discover Mt. Diablo In Bloom After Fire

If you haven’t been in a while, or if you’ve never been, the only thing you may know about Mount Diablo is what you saw on the news last fall when the Morgan Fire charred more than three thousand acres, most inside Mount Diablo State Park. The area had not seen a fire since the 1930s, and though much more rain is still needed, signs of recovery are sprouting all over the mountain.

We Wanna Be Friends With Three Twins Ice Cream Founder Neal Gottlieb

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

Celebrate All Things Cheese in Sonoma

Truth be told, life to the north of the Golden Gate might as well be country living to most city folk. Say what you will about it, the country still has some advantages even city purists can’t deny, notably cheese and wine. You can get a gourmet taste of that country life this month at California’s Artisan Cheese Festival.

Guide to Big Sur: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Hike

McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Use the warm and dry weather to your advantage to get outside in Big Sur.

Hiking 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 particularly 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 arguably one of Carmel’s best activities is also one of its better kept secrets – hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

We Wanna Be Friends With: The Westin St. Francis' Coin Washer Rob Holsen

Rob Holsen

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

5 Spots to Sip and Drink in Carmel

Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge at Cypress Inn

It used to be shopping was the thing to do when you went to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Though you can still do some serious damage at the likes of Tiffany & Co., Coach, and Kate Spade, there are plenty of good spots to sit and sip for a spell. From creative cocktails and happy hours to good wine, cozy Carmel’s got you covered.

Crab, Wine and Beer Make The Ultimate Mendocino Weekend

Dungeness Crab season is in full force and folks in Mendocino County know how to celebrate the harvest from the coast. Throw in the beloved crustacean along with some wine and beer and it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong.

Where to Eat Well in Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a great place to visit, but if you’re on one of those New Year, new you diets, be forewarned temptation is great here.

Five Cool and Comfy Carmel Hotels

If you’re looking for quick getaway, think Carmel. Just a couple hours in the car and you can play in the sand, do some serious shopping and drink good wine. But where should you stay? Carmel is chock full of great options for every taste.

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