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Festivals Worth Your Weekend in Sonoma

Taste Alexander Valley

Like to eat and drink wine? Then get out the calendar and cross off some days for a getaway to Sonoma County, because spring is in full force, the sun is shining and festival season is about to kick into high gear.

Bay Area Spots Perfect for a Spring Picnic

Montara State Beach

Spring is officially here.

Have a Ball In Wine Country! Bocce Ball, That Is

Landmark Vineyards Bocce ball

There’s nothing wrong with an impromptu springtime trip to Wine Country. Roaming around without a plan has its rewards, but there are days when you just feel more like hanging out somewhere for a stretch.

Monterey County Beaches Worth Cleaning Sand Out of the Car For

Lovers Point Park and Beach, Pacific Grove

Monterey County is a good place to hit the beach.

Say Cheese in Sonoma and Marin Counties

ewes Barinaga Ranch

Head north over the Golden Gate Bridge and it’s no secret that in about an hour you’ll be in Wine Country. But did you know, as you head up Highway 101 through the green, grassy hillsides of Marin and Sonoma County, that you’re in cheese country?

Top Five Ways to Relax, Carmel Valley Style

Carmel Valley Ranch

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a hardcore beach lover or not, it’s hard to tear yourself away from scenic Carmel Beach. That usually leads to an afternoon or evening of wandering in Carmel-by-the-Sea. You can’t complain about that–but if you’re up for a relaxing change of pace, head to picturesque Carmel Valley.

The Top Five Adventures on Catalina Island

East End Adventure on Catalina Island, Photos by Dana Rebmann

When you visit an island there’s typically a good amount of beach time involved; it’s one of the perks of being on an island. Hop on a boat to Catalina Island's Avalon and you could find that relaxing on the sand gets nudged out by action and adventure.

Eat Your Way Through Carmel

La Bicyclette

Carmel has always been a popular weekend destination. But the list of what to do when you arrive is growing.

It’s All About Cheese and Fun in Sonoma County

artisan cheese

What would life be like without cheese? Think about it.

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