Before it was one of the Bay Area’s prettiest state parks, the oak-strewn mountainside of Olompali saw thousands of years of Coast Miwok culture, the indulgences of a wealthy ranching family, and the highs and lows of a counterculture commune.…
The sun filtered through tree branches over grasslands at Olompali State Historic Park in California
Scenery at Olompali State Historic Park (Photo by California News Press)
Since its founding in 1926, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been one of the city’s top attractions. It feels safe to say that locals and visitors have never been so appreciative of such a safe, scenic and peaceful outdoor space.…
A small child in the distance approaching a redwood tree at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
California’s Stay at Home Order is still in place. Please enjoy our travel content but remember to recreate responsibly and only in your local area. At the time of publication, outdoor areas of Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness…
A man show-shoes under pine trees at Mount San Jacinto State Park
The first thing to know about the Walt Disney Family Museum, which occupies a prime spot in the Presidio of San Francisco, is that it’s not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company. The museum was founded by Diane Disney Miller,…
A recreated vintage drawing desk with multiple sketches at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco
A historic landmark, architectural masterpiece and cultural institution with the mission to bring astronomy to the people, Griffith Observatory means a lot to the people of Los Angeles. It’s a top tourist attraction too, with visitors from all over the…
Griffith Observatory on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
Eat, stay and play at San Luis Obispo’s kitschiest icon The Madonna Inn, a famous hotel, restaurant and bakery just off Highway 101, is a whimsical icon of California’s Central Coast. Dating to 1965, the delightfully wackadoodle property holds a…
Madonna Inn Steakhouse San Luis Obispo Gold Rush Steakhouse
On the leeward side of Molokai, one of the smallest and most tranquil of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands, is the 10-acre Molokai Plumerias. The farm is dedicated to the beautiful, sweet-smelling plumeria flowers that are an icon of Hawaii, adorning…
Have you discovered Pacifica yet? This beautiful coastal destination is just 2 miles from San Francisco, yet its small-town vibe, unspoiled scenery and abundance of outdoor recreation options feel a world away from the city. It’s a viable base for…
Ocean views from the Coastal Trail near Pacifica, California. (Photo by California News Press)