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Welcome to the American Riviera

Sunny, seaside Santa Barbara lures with water, animals, and ice cream.

Battle of the Theme Parks

With its new Harry Potter ride, Universal Studios is trying to supplant the granddaddy of California parks.

Quaint, Clean Carlsbad

Beaches, blooms, beer, and bricks sum up the vibe.

Hawaii’s Biggests, Bests, and Onlies

Where to find some of the Aloha State’s most alluring attractions.

Beyond the Bowl

West Berkeley’s Seventh and Grayson area is full of surprises.

Adventures in California’s Galapagos

The Channel Islands possess archaeological remains, plants, and animals found nowhere else on Earth.

Another Side of Emeryville

Ogle tansu, try kickboxing, and eat lobster sausage.

Back in Black

Black lagers are bold without being heavy.

Practical, Portable, Yet Gourmet

An elevated breakfast sandwich takes center stage at East Bay cafes and restaurants.

Cultural Crossover

Rent a Segway, sip cafe sua da, and geek out in Eastlake.