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Where to Go in California: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

More than one-and-a-half times bigger than the entire United Kingdom, California is the U.S. state with the highest population, the most national parks, the tallest trees, and some of the coolest, most vibrant cities. A state of mountains, deserts, lakes, and beaches, California has some of the most incredible landscapes in the country, too. Plus,…

5 Cheesy Seaside Towns We Love

Many of us have fond memories of summer vacations spent in tourist trap beach towns, and sometimes visiting those towns as adults can be a bit of a guilty pleasure. A few of these towns, however, actually have a lot more to offer — either through history or recent revitalization — than just bad fried…

11 Stops to Make Along the Pacific Coast Highway

One of the most famous and beloved highways in America, California State Route 1 runs along the coast, offering beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landscape. It meanders along the Golden State’s coast for 655 miles, from its southern point in Dana Point (a 20-minute drive south of Laguna Beach) up to Leggett…

California Bucket List: 5 Exhilarating Adventures for Outdoor Enthusiasts

California, America’s most populous state (nearly 40 million residents), is a destination that’s favored by foodies, fashionistas, pop culture buffs, history and art lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking various channels for their energy. Speaking of the latter, California’s unique topography and geographical positioning — not to mention sheer size (it’s 163,000 square miles) — gives…

7 Easy Weekend Getaways to Take From San Francisco This Fall

San Francisco has grown into an expensive metropolis, trending foodie destination, and the home to thousands of techies who work at nearby social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. But considering the stresses of living in a bustling city, many locals search for weekends of respite beyond the City by the Bay. So…

The 9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S.

Summertime will soon be upon us — this week has already seen highs of 82 degrees in NYC! — and we can’t wait for long days spent strolling along the boardwalk. From Atlantic City to Santa Cruz, beach bums will strut their stuff down those sandy pathways, either taking in the views or letting loose…