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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…

Most visitors to California set their sights on the Bay Area, Napa’s wine country or the sandy beaches of the south. And while Manteca, in the fertile San Joaquin Valley, may not be the first thing that comes to…

Travelers from San Francisco to Chicago may double back for a second glance when Amtrak’s California Zephyr train passes by this summer. Starting this July, the Zephyr is partnering with the San Francisco Travel Association to “wrap” one of…

things to do in pismo beach

With a few rough edges and a lot of homespun charm, Pismo is the quintessential beach town. It’s laid-back and unassuming, much like the people who call it home. There’s certainly something about the combination of 310 sunny days year,…

Everyone knows of the wonders of Yosemite in the summer. Less famous, and equally magical, are the wonders of the National Park in the winter, especially during the holidays. Instead of verdant greens, crashing waterfalls and balmy hikes, picture…

Funky Town indeed exists in Santa Barbara. Sandwiched between polished State Street and the sparkling Pacific, the formerly industrial Funk Zone now offers up plenty of options for a weekend infused with art, ambling and adult-style fun. In this…

San Diego Zoo

Even in a state enviable for a laid-back culture and countless natural and culinary assets, San Diego is a place apart. The sprawling, sun-drenched city has a paradisaical feel, with a number of attractions (including zoos and beaches) that often rank…