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How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Santa Cruz and Capitola

Santa Cruz is known for its surfing community, vibrant culinary options, and wide range of fun attractions—from museums to rollercoasters. Just five miles down the road is the 10,000-person town of Capitola, the perfect place to partake in water sports.

Presidio Parklands Project Promises 13 Acres of Fabulous New Outdoor Space [Photos]

Since being turned over to the National Parks Service in 1994, the Presidio has steadily emerged as one of the San Francisco’s best, if somewhat surprisingly lesser known, natural work and playscapes. And it’s about to get a whole lot bigger—13 acres bigger.

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.

A Modern Guide to Sausalito

The first time I became aware of a place called Sausalito was 25 years ago when Pepperidge Farm came out with a macadamia-chocolate chunk cookie named after the city. I never imagined that I’d eventually live in San Francisco, 10 minutes' drive away from that mythic place, which means 10 minutes away from warm summer days, 10 minutes away from paddle boarding on calm waters, 10 minutes away from the loveliest of lemon mousses, 10 minutes away from my favorite design shop, 10 minutes away from an invigorating morning jog to the ocean.

5 Places to Ride Horses on California Beaches

With wind whipped hair flying, the smell of sea salt tickles your nose. Beach-goers stop and wave as you ride by on horseback. Here are five places to ride on the beach for sea horse lovers.

7x7's Salute to Concierge 2013 at Westfield

Concierge all across San Francisco came together at the Westfield San Francisco Centre for 7x7's Salute to Concierge 2013 Event. Comprised of four different locations throughout the Westfield Mall, the "crawl" kept things moving and exciting.

A Few Things To Do With Your Out of Town Guests

The question always looms when visitors come to town – what are we all going to do? It should be an easy answer considering there are eight million things to do (and more) in San Francisco. Here are a few ideas to get you started...

Grab an almond croissant and a big bowl of coffee at La Boulange. Quiche, open-faced sandwiches, and lots of other decadent treats beckon from behind the glass.

If your visitors insist on seeing Fisherman’s Wharf, stop at the Musee Mechanique. It’s quirky, fun for kids (and adults), and free. Bring quarters to play the dozens of turn-of-the-century carnival games. A sourdough bread soup bowl is just outside the doors.

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