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Kat Summers

Hey there -- I'm Kat, your Savvy California blogger. My greedy goal is to find the real stuff in life right outside our doors, to sleuth out the sweet spots, chat up the experts, and share what's great in the Golden State. To be savvy in California ... {more about ...}

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Savvy in SoCal

In Southern California, you'll never find a shortage of amazing things to do. The question is, how do you choose? In the Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County areas, go for SoCal culture, fun in the sun, and getting out with friends and family. The Inland Empire and Desert areas also have their charms. {This}

Savvy in NorCal

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In Northern California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, there are so many fun activities I feel like I'm always on vacation, even though I live here. You can explore the beauty of the Bay, geek out in Silicon Valley, relax in wine country, or get in the car and head to the NorCal coast or mountains, all in a matter of days. {This}

This place! Can you feel it? Toes in the sand, sun on your face, fog rolling in …

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, has so much to offer we want to go again and again. Maybe that’s why Condé Nast Traveler named it one of the “New Wonders of the World.” The museum features a world of fun, with an aquarium, planetarium, living rain forest, and more. Here’s the savvy way to plan a visit.