Catalina Island is a mere 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, but it feels like a world away from the crowded city. The air seems fresher. Desert plants and wildlife give the island a more natural feel. Secluded coves are great for sunning, snorkeling and kayaking. Check out these new discount Ferry offers and special activity deals […]
California Tours Worth Taking
Some tours are well worth taking. In California, today's tours are not just for tourists. The options are endless: Bay cruises, food tours, wine tasting, biking and hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, hot air balloon rides, bus tours, and some with crazy themes. Here are the ones I recommend, plus my roundups of special offers available from trusted sources.
Palm Springs, home of the popular Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, is only a couple of hours from Los Angeles or San Diego, and a savvy getaway for SoCal locals. Why go? For the sun, of course, and the clean dry air. And you can save time and 17 percent per person with a special offer of Tramway discount tickets with a new coupon code. […]
Tired of walking the hilly streets of San Francisco? Head for the water. Some of the best sights can be seen from aboard a Bay cruise. This is a great date idea (especially when you can get a deal on cruise tickets), and it’s also perfect if you just want to kick back and let someone else do all the work …
The weather is fine and the livin’ is easy if you’re lucky enough to be near the water in San Diego. Or if you’re visiting the area, do what I do and spend an afternoon or evening cruising the San Diego Bay. My fave, depending on time of year, is the Whale Watching cruise. But the Sunset […]
Point Reyes National Seashore, in West Marin County, California, provides San Francisco Bay area hikers, bicyclers, and horseback riders with some of the best views around: waves crashing against rocky headlands, fern-laden canyons, open grasslands, lush hillsides, and shaded forests …
We only go kayaking occasionally, but my favorite place is in La Jolla, CA, in the San Diego area. We especially love the 7 caves tour. Here’s my review.
Savoring the Mission District’s Culinary Delights You’ll find many fine places to eat in San Francisco, but nothing compares to the Mission District. Vanity Fair recently voted the Mission the hippest neighborhood in the country. As for the “delicious” part, you be the judge. Like most places, it depends on where you go. Here’s my review […]
In San Francisco you can sign up for lots of free walking tours of the city given by local volunteers who love the City, its history, lore and legends and are always ready to share it all with you. The San Francisco City Guides, a non-profit organization, boasts more than 200 trained volunteer walking tour […]
If you’re not familiar with Chinatown, you can just wander around and see what you can see. Or scroll down this page for popular spots to visit and tours to take, some with special discount offers. San Francisco’s Chinatown, as a residence, has its own social identity, and SF locals from other neighborhoods head over for dim sum, […]