Winter in California: 17 Phemenonal Winter Destinations

Festive decorations, snowy mountain peaks, and winter wildlife: contrary to popular belief, winter in California is a real thing. Depending on where you are in the state, winter may mean feet of snow or it may mean slightly cooler temperatures and chilly nights. It’s as varied as you get! I’ve gathered this list of awesome … Read more Winter in California: 17 Phemenonal Winter Destinations

33 Phenomenal Beaches in Northern California

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From rocky coasts to breathtaking sandy ones, Northern California’s beaches genuinely have it all! The rugged and beautiful Pacific coastline is unlike any other in the United States, and there’s a reason that people flock to it not only from all over the USA, but from all over the world. This post covers all of … Read more 33 Phenomenal Beaches in Northern California

17 Fun Things to Do in Marin County, California

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Marin County is San Francisco’s neighbor to the north, just on the other edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. This beautiful Northern California county is home to just about everything you could want: delicious food, incredible hiking opportunities, beautiful beaches, and towering redwoods. Whether you live in Marin County or are just day tripping there … Read more 17 Fun Things to Do in Marin County, California

12 Best Small Towns in Southern California

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Looking for a beautiful Southern California small town getaway? Lucky for you, the options are truly endless! Whether you’re craving a coastal town, a desert stay, a cabin in the forest, or somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered on all the best small towns reachable with just a quick drive from Southern California! Best … Read more 12 Best Small Towns in Southern California

Napa vs. Sonoma: Breakdown from an Unrepentant Bay Area-Born Wine Geek

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If you’re planning a Northern California wine country escape, the question likely comes down to should I visit Napa or Sonoma? I would love to tell you to visit both: each offer something unique and despite their proximity, their wines are leagues apart. By all means, you can visit both Napa and Sonoma in a single … Read more Napa vs. Sonoma: Breakdown from an Unrepentant Bay Area-Born Wine Geek

Christmas in California: 15 Festive Destinations to Get in the Holiday Spirit

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend Christmas in California, you’re spoiled for choice.  While many people think of California as a land of golden sand and eternal sun, Californians know we’re spoiled for way more choice than just that! Christmas in California can look any type of way: a snowshoeing adventure through … Read more Christmas in California: 15 Festive Destinations to Get in the Holiday Spirit

23 Wonderful Romantic Getaways in California

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California is a beautiful state perfect for exploring on a romantic weekend away! The state has got it all: Pacific Ocean views, stellar wineries, and boundless opportunities for active adventure.  A romantic getaway in California can be anything from exploring the wilderness of the state’s nine national parks to exploring fine dining and luxury hotels. Here … Read more 23 Wonderful Romantic Getaways in California

18 Incredible California Lighthouses (+ 6 You Can Stay the Night In!)

Along the rugged California coastline, 30 lighthouses shine a beacon out to the Pacific Ocean. These California lighthouses range from the state’s oldest lighthouse, Point Pinos Lighthouse, constructed in 1855 to those with unique purposes like Point Bonita Lighthouse’s guiding light to the San Francisco Bay and the historical Old Point Loma that sits within the … Read more 18 Incredible California Lighthouses (+ 6 You Can Stay the Night In!)

13 Abandoned Ghost Towns in California: Gold Rush Boom Towns & More

California was a major center of activity during the Gold Rush in the mid-1800s.  Thousands upon thousands of people rushed into California in search of gold — both to make their personal fortune and help themselves to establish generational wealth for their families. While the Gold Rush itself ended fairly quickly, the boom and bust … Read more 13 Abandoned Ghost Towns in California: Gold Rush Boom Towns & More

The 21 Best Places for Snow in California

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, snow in California was an event, not something that simply happened each winter. Occasionally, it would snow on nearby Mt. Diablo in the East Bay, and we (and virtually every other family in the area) would drive up to the top of the mountain to enjoy some rare snow play close … Read more The 21 Best Places for Snow in California