Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California

Bixby Bridge: Visiting the Breathtaking Big Sur Icon!

Bixby Bridge (or Bixby Creek Bridge) is one of the most popular stops along the famous Big Sur coast in Central California. And deservedly so! The handsome bridge is an engineering marvel. But it is also a dramatic sight as it straddles the canyon carved by Bixby Creek, with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Santa Lucia Mountains … Read More

Photographing the Pudding Creek Trestle is one of the best things to do in Fort Bragg, CA!

15 Fabulous Things to Do in Fort Bragg, California

If you love nature and serenity, plan a trip to Fort Bragg! The tiny Northern California Coast town features stunning scenery and offers a variety of fun things to do. Located along beautiful California Highway 1, Fort Bragg is famous for its Glass Beach, actually a series of three beaches, that feature colorful rounded bits of glass. But there’s a … Read More

Visiting Mission san Luis Obispo de Tolosa is one of the best things to do in SLO

20 Best Things to Do in San Luis Obispo, California!

San Luis Obispo is one of the most fun Central California destinations you can visit. There are many things you can do in San Luis Obispo, but it is also close to other must-visit attractions on the Central Coast. Known for its lively downtown, historic Spanish mission, hiking trails, museums and art galleries, great eateries, and wine and craft beer … Read More

Visiting Natural Bridge State Beach is one of the best things to do in Santa Cruz, California

30+ Seriously Exciting Things to Do in Santa Cruz, California!

Santa Cruz is known as a surfers’ paradise, but there are so many other exciting things to do in Santa Cruz (and nearby!) that you’ll definitely want to include it on your California itinerary, whether or not you love to surf! With an enviable location on California’s scenic Central Coast, Santa Cruz boasts many beautiful beaches, state parks with redwood … Read More

Pacific Grove California

17 Perfect Things to Do in Pacific Grove, California

Charming Pacific Grove, located in Monterey Bay, makes for a wonderful getaway, for a day, a weekend, or more. It has a spectacular setting along the Pacific Ocean, a quaint downtown, and plenty of fun things to do. Pacific Grove is known for its monarch butterfly grove, its many historic homes, some of which date back to the 19th century, … Read More

Sunnylands Center and Gardens is a must-visit near Palm Springs, California

Visiting Sunnylands Center and Gardens near Palm Springs, CA

Exploring the Sunnylands Center and Gardens is one of the best things to do in Palm Springs. Located just under 11 miles from downtown Palm Springs in nearby Rancho Mirage, Sunnylands is the former winter estate of Walter and Lenore Annenberg. Sunnylands Center & Gardens is worth visiting for its Impressionist-feel desert gardens, its mid-century modern visitor center with mountain … Read More

A view of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey California

26 Exciting Things to Do in Monterey, California!

Considering a trip to Monterey? Whether it’s just the city you plan to visit, or the Monterey Peninsula as a whole, you will find a wealth of recreational opportunities to enjoy. With one of the most diverse marine environments on the planet, Monterey is famous for its whale watching, which you can do year round, and for the Monterey Bay … Read More

Pismo Beach California

27 Best Things to Do in Pismo Beach, California (+ Where to Stay and Eat!)

If you are looking for things to do in Pismo Beach, prepare to be spoiled for choice! With miles of sandy beach perfect for taking in the colorful sunsets, and an abundance of fun things to do, Pismo Beach makes for an enticing vacation spot. Pismo Beach styles itself the “clam capital of the world,” and you can dig for … Read More