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Snowshoeing at Mammoth

  Winter (er, “winter”) is coming to a close. Maybe you’ve made the rounds at Squaw, North Star, and Heavenly, and felt a... More»


  The Pacific coast road trip is a storied institution. To the editors at Sunset, it’s also a very appetizing one. In... More»

Mt. Diablo

  Too much time minding monitors, swiping screens, and making calls? Need to get away without going very far? The East Bay offers more than... More»

Hendy Woods

  While wineries may not take kindly to you pitching a tent in their vineyards, there are a slew of top-notch camp grounds in Northern... More»

Windmill in Solvang

  On the outside, Solvang is made for travelers who love kitsch. If the phony replicas of Danish landmarks, cartoonish windmills, and overly... More»

Roche Winery & Vineyards

  Don’t let the curvy roads scare you, Napa and Sonoma Wine Countries offer beautiful and safe routes for sipping cyclists. Here are some... More»

The tree house at Post Ranch Inn

  Was Valentine's Day kind of a bust? That's alright, there's still plenty of time to get it right in your relationship. Whether you’re... More»

The Lodi Wine and Chocolate Weekend

  Fall may be music-festival season in the Bay Area, but winter is secretly one of the best months for food festivals. And February in... More»

Elissa Rubin-Mahon

  This is the first in a new occasional series in which our travel editor, Jenna Scatena, explores some of the adventures you can have... More»

The Goodland

  Santa Barbara is lined with beautiful beaches and features some of the best sunset viewing in the state. But warm-weather beach destinations... More»

Do Lanai like Larry does Lanai

  We all know how obsessive Larry Ellison can get about his projects (see: America’s Cup)—and now he has a real doozy on his hands... More»

Dragonfly Floral

  Winter can be dull in the Bay Area—no Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Festival, no Pride Parade or Bay to Breakers. It’s... More»