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4/24/2015

  The straight lined road. The lack of views. The traffic. The drive from the Bay Area to Los Angeles along I-5 can be a bit of a slog. But it... More»

The view from Summerland
4/23/2015

  Just a few miles south of the tour buses and fanny packs of Santa Barbara lies the oft-overlooked beach town of Summerland. Its half-mile... More»

Bacon waffles at Zazu
4/14/2015

  Over the past few months, Sonoma’s quirkiest town has been quietly amassing street cred for its new food scene. Thanks to the Barlow... More»

4/14/2015

  Eat How can you visit Alice Waters’ homeland without indulging in a little gourmet goodness? Head to brunch at... More»

4/8/2015

  Fact: Sausalito is a tourist magnet. But that doesn't mean you have to be one of them. Some of the city's best spots are local hangouts that... More»

4/1/2015

  Venice might just be the best place in the world for people watching. Body builders, fortune tellers, stoners, movie stars, new age hippies,... More»

3/24/2015

  So you’ve sauntered the winding paths of Briones, conquered the steep ascents of the Dipsea, and trekked nearly every trail in between... More»

Highway 1
3/17/2015

  Spring is in the air, and Highway 1 beckons for a weekend road trip. All you have to do is round up some friends and bring the car. We've... More»

Snowshoeing at Mammoth
3/17/2015

  Winter (er, “winter”) is coming to a close. Maybe you’ve made the rounds at Squaw, North Star, and Heavenly, and felt a... More»

3/13/2015

  The Pacific coast road trip is a storied institution. To the editors at Sunset, it’s also a very appetizing one. In... More»

Mt. Diablo
3/4/2015

  Too much time minding monitors, swiping screens, and making calls? Need to get away without going very far? The East Bay offers more than... More»

Hendy Woods
2/27/2015

  While wineries may not take kindly to you pitching a tent in their vineyards, there are a slew of top-notch camp grounds in Northern... More»