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Take a Staycation on the Peninsula

Head south for a weekend retreat that takes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Half Moon Bay.
June 17, 2019

Constance Taylor Wants All to Know Their Natural Neighbors

The founder of Wild Oakland, Constance Taylor and some friends started California Center for Natural History, a nonprofit naturalist collective, to teach the public urban ecology.
June 14, 2019

The Guide to Go-To Wildlife Watching

Animal phenomena abound in the East Bay, so here’s where to see ladybugs converging, newts migrating, and night herons nesting. Or maybe you’d rather lay eyes on grunions, tarantulas, prairie falcons, harbor seals, and other critters.
June 12, 2019

Beauty Abounds in Morro Bay

See ‘The Rock,’ paddle the bay, bird watch, and hike the woodlands.
May 22, 2019

Good Vibes in Santa Cruz

Find the quintessential West Coast getaway in this iconic California seaside town, a coastal crossroads of vintage and modern, redwoods and surf, kid-friendly and romantic, sleepy and packed with fun-in-the-sun.
May 21, 2019

Reasons to Hightail It to Half Moon Bay

Discover graves, ghosts, chowder, and the Mavericks’ monster waves at this town teetering on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
May 20, 2019

Try the Presidio for a Staycation

It’s a 1,500-acre luxury resort with 16 food and dining options, music, art, history, and nature.
May 16, 2019

Highway 1 Revisited

This spring, reap the rewards from the Pacific Coast Highway from Morro Bay to Mendocino.
May 07, 2019

Mendocino Offers Mighty Cliffside Views

Visitors can smell the sea, see postcard-pretty buildings, lose themselves among the bishop pines and then eat, shop, and play in the picturesque coastal town.
May 07, 2019

Experience Island Life in the San Juans

The San Juan Islands dotting Puget Sound offer sensuous inspiration, including gorgeous views, artistic endeavors, and fun festivals.
April 23, 2019