cornerstone sonoma

It’s impossible to pigeonhole Cornerstone Sonoma. Part garden, part out-of-doors art gallery—with food, wine, and shopping thrown in the mix—this one-of-a-kind destination begs a visit (or several) to capture its essence. When it opened in 2004, Cornerstone Sonoma was…

go sailing

An afternoon at Shoreline looks like something straight out of a Georges Seurat painting. Families and couples relax on the grass field feet from the lake as thrill-seekers try their hand at windsurfing or sailing. It might as well…

It’s only 80-some miles from Los Angeles, but it may as well be 8,000. Ojai, or “the Shangri-La” as natives like to call it, certainly is the mystical and harmonious valley depicted in the movie Lost Horizons (filmed in Ojai…

There are multiple gates that enter into 17 Mile Drive. One convenient gate coming from Monterey is at 2032 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove. Description 17 Mile Drive is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world. However,…

Merritt Street, Castroville  to Forrest Avenue, Pacific Grove seemonterey.com Description Stretching 18 majestic miles from Castroville on down through Pacific Grove, this waterfront (and car-free!) trail is an ideal way to Monterey and beyond sans gas guzzler. The Southern Pacific…

Sea Otter Kayaking Adventure

Maximize your day in Monterey with these adventurous and educational activities, from kayaking with sea otters to biking 17 miles along the rugged coast to free jazz parties at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here are a few of our…

Stanford Dish Walk, Stanford Ave. and Junipero Serra Blvd., Palo Alto, CA Description The Dish Walk is one of the most popular trails in the Bay Area- and for a good reason. On a clear day, The Dish provides…

Hoover Tower, 550 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA Description The 285-foot tower provides a beautiful view of Stanford’s campus and, on a clear day, numerous sights in the Bay Area. Visitors may ride an elevator to the 14th floor of…

328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA Description Soak in some culture in the Rodin Sculpture Garden at the Cantor Art Center. The Center displays 170 Rodin sculptures, making it the second largest gallery of Rodin sculptures in the world. The…