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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…

Cavallo Point

About 15 years ago, I got a job in Sausalito. Within days, I was eating my lunch on the bay-front rocks while the egrets and pelicans dined on theirs 40 feet away in the San Francisco Bay. I weaved…

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,…

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…

Overlooking Stinson Beach

Just over 20 miles north of San Francisco, Stinson Beach is a beautiful free-spirited destination surrounded by jagged coastline and the forested slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. 100 years ago, Stinson Beach wasn’t on the map. While the gold rush…

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,…