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Southern California’s car culture may embrace the personal vehicle, but sun-kissed Santa Monica is different. This compact seaside community welcomes car-free visitors with a healthy cycling community, robust public transportation options and pedestrian-only shopping streets. Here’s our guide to new…

Yes, you may be just getting over the frantic holiday season (and, let’s be honest, a little happy that school has started up again), but that doesn’t mean you aren’t ready for a nice little family vacation—especially when there…

Every year, the New York Times fuels our wanderlust with its annual list of places to visit. In addition to the far-flung and exotic, this year’s 52 Places to Visit in 2016 touts our very own East Bay for its culinary wonders,…

Channel your inner yogi at the Big Bear Yoga Festival, August 21-23, 2015 at the YMCA Camp Oakes. In the serene setting of Big Bear, mindfulness is easy—especially when it’s accompanied by incredible yoga instructors, vibrant music (and dance!), inspirational…

August 14-15, beer reigns supreme in San Diego, where the Stone Brewing Company  will be sudsing things up at its 19th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival. Spanning three levels at the expansive CSU San Marcos, the festival will…

Break out your best dance moves in Palm Springs. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs just opened Bardot Nightclub, a highly anticipated nightclub in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, complete. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting installations,  VIP booths, bottle service, and upbeat…

On September 19, the long-awaited Fest of Ales returns to downtown Anaheim—even bigger and better than ever after a one-year hiatus. More than 40 breweries (many of them local) will be pouring their suds, and this year’s festival will feature…