21 Magical Things to Do in Santa Cruz, CA

When people think about California, they often think about surfing and beautiful beaches. Well, if that’s what you have in mind, Santa Cruz is the perfect synthesis of them both. Not only is Santa Cruz a mecca for surfers from around the world, it has some of the best outdoor recreation attractions in the state, … Read more 21 Magical Things to Do in Santa Cruz, CA

7 Phenomenal Santa Cruz Breweries: Craft Beer Guide to Santa Cruz

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Not every city provides the opportunity for an entire article about breweries, but there are seriously so many breweries in Santa Cruz, it has to be done! The craft brewing trend has moved across the United States in higher and higher numbers for the past 10 years. These microbreweries provide a personal connection that goes … Read more 7 Phenomenal Santa Cruz Breweries: Craft Beer Guide to Santa Cruz

21 Magnificent Things to Do in Monterey, California

Monterey is an amazing coastal destination in California. The oceans of Monterey Bay are largely protected by marine reserve areas, creating pristine marine habitats teeming with life. When you come to Monterey, you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the wild waters of the Pacific Ocean while immersing yourself in a beautiful and … Read more 21 Magnificent Things to Do in Monterey, California

Where to Eat in Santa Cruz: 15 Restaurants You’ll Love

Santa Cruz is the kind of city that offers a wide array of experiences to heighten the senses…. and food is no exception! You can find yourself at peace on a cliff overlooking the ocean while watching a sunset, or you can ride “The Giant Dipper” rollercoaster or surf a massive wave for an adrenaline … Read more Where to Eat in Santa Cruz: 15 Restaurants You’ll Love

How to Spend A Delightful Day in San Francisco

There are many reasons you may only have one day in San Francisco. You may have a layover on your way to another destination, or you may be passing through on a Pacific Coast Highway road trip with just one day in your itinerary available for San Francisco. Whatever the reason, you can still spend … Read more How to Spend A Delightful Day in San Francisco

The 12 Best Bay Area Hikes Near San Francisco (North + South Bay)

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Towering redwoods, teetering coastal bluffs, fog-swept coastlines: this is what hikes in the Bay Area are made of. This article is specifically focused on hikes outside of the San Francisco city limits. Yes, there are hikes within the city – which we’ve covered in-depth here! I also have a separate post on the best hikes … Read more The 12 Best Bay Area Hikes Near San Francisco (North + South Bay)

The 11 Best Urban Hikes In San Francisco (Within City Limits)

For a city so famous for its hills, is it any surprise that hiking in San Francisco proper is a thing? San Francisco has some of the best in-city hiking I have seen. From Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Twin Peaks, there are plenty of options to get in a great hike in San … Read more The 11 Best Urban Hikes In San Francisco (Within City Limits)

The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

Sacramento is the state capital of California and known as “the city of trees”. For being the capital of the most populous state in the US and one of the largest economies in the world, Sacramento is a fairly small city. However, it has some great restaurants, family-friendly activities, and some interesting nightlife, with a … Read more The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

The 15 Best Hikes in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Trails For All Levels

While Tahoe is a world-renowned ski area in the winter, there are also some amazing and interesting Tahoe hikes to keep you busy all summer long. The fact that Lake Tahoe is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains means you will find yourself immersed in some of the best, most scenic high alpine hiking in … Read more The 15 Best Hikes in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Trails For All Levels

Your Perfect Weekend in Lake Tahoe Itinerary: 2 Days of Alpine Bliss

A weekend in Tahoe is a great opportunity for adventure and relaxation. What a wonderful opportunity for magnificent landscapes and happy memory-making! Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe spans across 2 states, California and Nevada. It is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide, and has 72 miles of shoreline. It is the deepest … Read more Your Perfect Weekend in Lake Tahoe Itinerary: 2 Days of Alpine Bliss