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Herringbone Santa Monica II

Last year, the Los Angeles metro opened up a new car-free beach world with the launch of the Expo Line. Taking the train to the very last stop drops you off in downtown Santa Monica where streets of shops…

Yoga at the Oaks at Ojai

With 269 days of sun each year, Ojai California offers year-round seduction for warm weather seeking travelers. Just 90-minutes from Los Angeles, or about 6 hours from San Francisco, Ojai makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Hiking, biking, spas…

If you’re searching for a weekend getaway, San Diego packs a big vacation punch. Thanks to a range of public transportation options, it’s an excellent choice if you’re considering a car-free getaway. I spent a recent weekend luxuriating at…

Long Beach is a city of half a million residents located on the southern fringe of Los Angeles County. It’s a busy port with a laid-back vibe that is pure California coast. Long Beach welcomes visitors whose preferred mode…

Despite the name, there are many good-for-you experiences to be had in Carlsbad. United Airlines offers nonstop flights from San Francisco that can get you to San Diego International Airport—about 30 minutes from Carlsbad—in about an hour and a…

disneyland castle

Kids or no kids, there’s something, well, magical, about the Magic Kingdom. From the old-fashioned charms of the Happiest Place on Earth to the newfangled thrills of the updated California Adventure Park, the Disneyland Resort offers up diversion, delight,…

Shutters

A familiar road sign stands guard at the start of the Santa Monica Pier, signifying that this beach playground is the final spot to “Get your kicks on Route 66.” But the town known for being the terminus of…

The reputation of Los Angeles as a car-crazed metropolis is well deserved. The city is defined by its massive size, connected by a sprawling network of traffic-clogged freeways that require a personal vehicle (and patience) to navigate. But don’t…