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California

Disneyland, national parks, redwood forests, ski resorts, and beaches—California has it all.  Find the best places to visit and things to do in California, from Northern California to the Southern California coast. Your California vacation starts here.

Yosemite Falls from Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, California

Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Visit Yosemite National Park

Flowers, falls, snowflakes, and wildlife—May brings the best of summer and winter to the park.
Brothers stand in Disneyland Resort's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Insider Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids

From park hacks to top rides for toddlers to teenagers, make the most of a family trip to Disneyland.
the Fireside pizza with Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers and mushrooms at Fireside Pizza Company in Lake Tahoe

7 Top North Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Check out our favorite North Lake Tahoe eateries to fill you up after a long day on the slopes.
boy having fun on an inner tube in the snow, Sierra Nevada

Where to Sled, Tube, and Cross-Country Ski in the Sierra

These are perfect places for sledding, snow tubing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing.
Bowl of vegetarian ramen.

The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Ramen in San Francisco

San Francisco is gripped by ramen mania, and vegetarians and vegans are in luck.
the Carquinez Bridge over the Carquinez Strait in Solano County, California.

Best Stops Along I-80: From Vallejo to Davis

Between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Solano County boasts some good spots to explore.
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge lit up at night.

Best Places to See Holiday Lights by Car in the Bay Area

Don’t miss these 8 drive-through displays in Northern California.
Guests at the California Academy of Science's NightLife Holiday Bazaar event look at a vendor's wares, photo

5 Great Holiday Markets in California

Get into seasonal spirit at one of these festive and fun holiday fairs.
Asparagus salad on a modern white plate at Bouche in San Francisco's Union Square.

Best Union Square Restaurants for Shoppers

Follow our guide to the best foodie hot spots in Union Square that will satisfy city shoppers.
Tea leaf salad at Burma Superstar restaurant, Richmond District, San Francisco.

Delicious Deals in San Francisco

From fast casual to prix fixe, these meals treat your palate but go easy on your wallet.
Sunset over a marsh at Moss Landing State Park, California.

Road Trip California's Highway 152 From Gilroy to Moss Landing

California's Highway 152 takes you through vast vineyards, towering redwoods, and coastal views.
A trail winds through the trees to Shady Dell in Mendocino, California.

Hiking the Peter Douglas Trail to Shady Dell in Mendocino County

Here's how to access a spectacular parcel of beachfront forest.
Fort Point Historic Site beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

Free Things to Do in Your Favorite California Cities

You don’t have to break your budget to enjoy the Golden State’s vibrant destination cities.
Platter of tacos with salsa at Tacolicious in California

Top Tacos in the West

When your taco craving strikes, satisfy with one of these best bites.
a picture of Pando Forest in Utah during fall with golden leaves on the aspens

14 Best Fall Trips in the West

Stunning autumn foliage, mild temperatures, and crowd-free attractions reward fall travelers.
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