They are purveyors of place, touting their own hometowns to tourists, meeting planners, and writers. By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they’re off duty? To go hyper-local, oM SF asked the representatives of tourism boards throughout California where they get away (at home). Our query was specific: We were looking for the dive bar [&hellip
Summer, we’ve loved you, but we’re happy to have September’s clear skies and (ahem) “balmy” afternoons. And while giving up your carefree spirit is a bit of a drag, there’s a small sigh of relief in returning restless youngin’s to some structure. As though aware that back-to-school would signal “adult time,” Mother Nature happily aligned it with grape harvest. And because “harvest” and “festival” go hand in hand, September is [&hellip
With our hectic, always-on-the-run lives, sometimes we just need a few days to step outside, relax, and rejuvenate. Enter the yoga retreat, a perfect way to get away, recharge, and become mindful. Here, seven restorative yoga retreats near San Francisco.
You were not going to be one of those pet owners, but this little lump of fur is so cute. It started simply with organic rawhide chews, then a down dog bed, and there was the cable-knit sweater for all those windy late-night walks… Now, to avoid separation anxiety (for yourself as well as Fido), you’ve moved on to pet-friendly getaways. But with all the allergies and phobias people have added [&hellip
Since 1905, La Playa Carmel has been standing watch over the rugged Pacific coast, both a “hidden gem” and a landmark mainstay of artsy Carmel-by-the-Sea. And in August of 2012, Carmel’s “Grand Dame” entered a whole new era when it re-opened after a multi-million dollar makeover, as notable for what it left the same as for what it changed. To be sure, La Playa Carmel received myriad lavish upgrades, from [&hellip
Carrying around our smart phones all day long likely means we’ve got lots of good and trashable photos eating up megabytes. Whether you’re an instagrammer or Nikon junkie, isn’t it about time you got inspired to print out and frame a beautiful image? From a Frank Lloyd Wright House to a Japanese Garden to a Tuscan-style vineyard, enjoy a visit to one of these top 10 photography spots in the [&hellip