9 Cool Things to Do in Tomales Bay, California

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Tomales Bay is the body of water that separates Point Reyes and the Marin coastline. While Tomales Bay separates the two, this post will focus on the Marin side of Tomales Bay. This post covers things to do in Tomales Bay along Highway 1, excluding Point Reyes. It covers just north of Point Reyes Station … Read more 9 Cool Things to Do in Tomales Bay, California

33 Best Things to Do in Half Moon Bay, CA

If you’re looking for a day trip from San Francisco or a charming weekend getaway in the Bay Area, Half Moon Bay ticks all the boxes. Gorgeous beaches? Check. Scenic coastal hikes? Check. Delicious seafood? Check. Perfect weather? Well… you can’t have everything.  Half Moon Bay is a beautiful place, but it’s often quite cold, … Read more 33 Best Things to Do in Half Moon Bay, CA

11 Cool Things to Do in Duncans Mills, CA

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If you’re on a quest to visit the most charming Northern California small towns, the tiny hamlet of Duncans Mills, CA ought to be on your list! This small town, home to a population of under 200 people, is a charming addition to any Sonoma County getaway. Its position along Highway 117 makes it a … Read more 11 Cool Things to Do in Duncans Mills, CA

17 Great Things to Do in Guerneville, CA

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Guerneville, California is one of my favorite small towns in Northern California. Beautiful location right on the Russian River, delicious restaurants, and gorgeous redwoods: what’s not to love? I’ve been to Guerneville more times than I can count, as Guerneville is the closest main town to my aunt’s rural Sonoma farmhouse. It’s where we go … Read more 17 Great Things to Do in Guerneville, CA

21 Delightful Small Towns in Northern California

California is a beautiful state full of so much to do and see! It’s the most populous state in the US, and as a result, Californians often have a funny idea of what a small town in California really constitutes. I grew up in a town of 10,000 people that I thought was tiny, and … Read more 21 Delightful Small Towns in Northern California

The Best Los Angeles Date Ideas: 15 Ultra Romantic Things to Do in LA

Los Angeles isn’t just a place for Hollywood studios and hot fashion. It’s a place for people who want to live their best lives and maybe also find the romance that they want. While the city might have more of a reputation for its stars and its shopping, the truth is that it’s an amazing … Read more The Best Los Angeles Date Ideas: 15 Ultra Romantic Things to Do in LA

Santa Barbara Date Ideas: 18 Romantic Things to Do in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is one of the most popular parts of California for weekend getaways, not to mention one of the more picturesque places to live! Santa Barbara has that magical, quintessential Callifornia charm that people adore. If you ask most Santa Barbara locals, they’ll also tell you that this place has a little magic when … Read more Santa Barbara Date Ideas: 18 Romantic Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Hiking the Kortum Trail in Jenner: A Beautiful Sonoma Coast Trail

I’ve hiked a lot in California, but rarely have I found a trail as richly rewarding as the Kortum Trail in Jenner-by-the-Sea, California. Traversing four beautiful beaches, uncountable sea stacks, so many wildflowers and kinds of plant life, and mystical boulders and washed up redwoods, there’s nothing else quite like it on the coast. Best … Read more Hiking the Kortum Trail in Jenner: A Beautiful Sonoma Coast Trail

Quick Guide to Sonoma Coast State Park: 9 Best Hikes & Beaches

California is home to a jaw-dropping number of state parks — 280, in fact, one of the largest state parks systems in all of the country. Each offers something spectacular, but one particularly special park to my heart is Sonoma Coast State Park. It’s, quite simply, absolutely stunning. This gorgeous state park stretches from 4 … Read more Quick Guide to Sonoma Coast State Park: 9 Best Hikes & Beaches

15 Beautiful Things to Do in Bodega Bay, CA

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Bodega Bay, California is one of the most beautiful places along the Sonoma Coast. Tucked away at the tail end of Sonoma Coast State Park, with the Pacific Coast Highway running right through the heart of town, it doesn’t get any more scenic than Bodega Bay. Its proximity to other beautiful Sonoma Coast destinations like … Read more 15 Beautiful Things to Do in Bodega Bay, CA