How to Get From San Francisco to Napa Valley: 7 Easy Ways to Visit Wine Country

a castle vineyard in napa valley

If you’re planning a getaway to Napa Valley from San Francisco, this guide is your ticket to an easy, stress-free day out wine tasting. Located just 50 miles northeast of San Francisco, Napa Valley is the perfect day trip from the Bay Area.  Depending on traffic, you can be transported to the rolling hills of Napa’s … Read more How to Get From San Francisco to Napa Valley: 7 Easy Ways to Visit Wine Country

15 Joyful Things to Do in Japantown, San Francisco

The microneighborhood of San Francisco’s Japantown may be just a few square blocks, but it packs a lot into a small amount of space. Also called Nihonmachi, Japantown consists of a few blocks all centered around the Japantown Peace Plaza. It may not be nearly as big as Chinatown, but you’d be surprised: there are quite … Read more 15 Joyful Things to Do in Japantown, San Francisco

13 Vibrant Things to Do in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Home to skate and surf culture, Venice Beach has long been a major destination for fans of experiencing the outdoors in an urban environment. Tucked in between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, not only does Venice Beach have plenty to offer in the way of seaside outdoor activities, it’s also packed with oodles of other … Read more 13 Vibrant Things to Do in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

The 17 Most Instagrammable Places in Santa Barbara

Rows of palm trees, sparkling blue water, tiled stairways, succulents and plants everywhere you look, and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture: no wonder there are so many Instagrammable places in Santa Barbara! This charming seaside city nestled at the junction of California’s Central Coast and Southern California offers so many wonderful photo spots in Santa Barbara … Read more The 17 Most Instagrammable Places in Santa Barbara

Weekend in San Luis Obispo: A 2 Day SLO Itinerary

Nicknamed the “Happiest City in America”, it doesn’t take long to figure out how San Luis Obispo earned its title. If you can’t feel the bliss the second you walk within city limits, a weekend in San Luis Obispo ought to do the trick! For starters, San Luis Obispo is perfectly located between the bustling … Read more Weekend in San Luis Obispo: A 2 Day SLO Itinerary

The Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara Itinerary for 2-3 Days of Fun

Santa Barbara is a wonderful beach town for a weekend getaway from Los Angeles or elsewhere in Southern or Central California!  We’re talking about beautiful beaches, nice sunny California weather without the crowds of LA, and a slower pace than the larger cities. With its beautiful Mediterranean climate and gorgeous European-inspired architecture, it’s no wonder … Read more The Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara Itinerary for 2-3 Days of Fun

How to Get From San Francisco to Sonoma Wine Country

Symmetrical stone building with trees and plaza that is Sonoma's Town Hall

San Francisco is spoiled for choice when it comes to wine, with three wonderful and distinct Northern California wine countries within about an hour’s drive from the city! If you’re planning on visiting California wine country from the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll have to narrow down if you want to visit Napa Valley or Sonoma … Read more How to Get From San Francisco to Sonoma Wine Country

5 Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara at Night

the city lights of santa barbara at night

Santa Barbara is one of the most popular places to visit in California, from morning until night, with an endless collection of attractions and activities that can keep even the most extreme travel planners busy for weeks! There is always something to do in Santa Barbara, whether it be grabbing a cup of coffee at … Read more 5 Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara at Night

The Perfect Weekend in Paso Robles: Your 2 Day Itinerary

heart shaped vineyard in paso robles

When most people envision spending a weekend in California’s wine country, their mind goes straight to the Napa Valley. While there is plenty there to enjoy, Paso Robles has just as much to offer (if not more!). Although I can’t say that you will escape crowd-free, you will have way more wiggle room in terms … Read more The Perfect Weekend in Paso Robles: Your 2 Day Itinerary

17 Fun Things to Do in Sonoma in Winter

Sonoma County is beautiful any time of year, but personally, I love winter in Sonoma.  When I was living in New York or abroad, Christmas was always the time I’d come home and visit my family in Sonoma.  As a result, I have tons of wonderful memories of spending winters in Sonoma County near the … Read more 17 Fun Things to Do in Sonoma in Winter