Bike the Scenic 17-Mile Drive

Biking in Monterey and Carmel

Thanks to Highway 1, Monterey and Carmel have the type of views road trips are made for. But for a twist on the classic getaway, try taking in the sights using two wheels instead of four. Park the car and go biking in Monterey and Carmel. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a pro, there are easy and challenging cycling routes to choose from – and most come with an impressive view.

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May 19, 2015 by
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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Japanese Tea Garden

7 Hidden Secrets of Golden Gate Park

Stretching just over 1,000 acres between the Haight District and the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Park is the cultural and recreational heart of San Francisco. It’s bigger than Central Park in New York City and is packed with goodies, many of which are just off the radar enough to feel like local secrets. Here are […]

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May 12, 2015 by
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Going Coastal on a Marin County Food Tour

The girls and I in front of the Bovine Bakery

If you want to spend a beautiful day out on the California coast, soaking up the rays and eating your way through Marin County, look no further than the Best of Marin County food tour. I was looking for a way to celebrate my friend’s baby shower with a group of girlfriends when I came across this tour. We are all Bay Area locals, but had never made it up to Point Reyes Station, where the tour takes place.

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May 6, 2015 by
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3 Off the Beaten Path Scenic Drives in Carmel and Monterey

Monterey County Mural Cut-Outs

California’s Highway 1 has the stuff dreams are made of when it comes to planning a road trip. But the scenic rocky coastal stretch of asphalt that weaves through Carmel and Monterey comes with an added bonus; the ability to take a detour or two when the mood strikes and take in the view off the beaten path.

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May 5, 2015 by
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Best Bay Area Breweries

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It’s no surprise that the region that invented American beer in the late 1800s has also been a leader in the micro-brewery boom. Anchor Brewing Company arguably started it all with its steam ale that was naturally cooled on San Francisco’s foggy rooftops. Since then, several other breweries have joined the ranks and spread out from the City by the Bay. Here’s our list of the best Bay Area breweries.

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May 5, 2015 by
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Planning a Day Trip to Monterey from San Francisco

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey is a popular and easy day trip from San Francisco. With so many things to see and do in San Francisco, escaping at any point during a vacation is hard to do, but once you’re on the road, you’ll be glad you left the city behind.

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April 21, 2015 by
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Where to See Live Music in San Francisco

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One of the most creative cities in the United States, San Francisco has a long and storied music scene. From famous jazz clubs in the Fillmore District to the rock and roll bars of the Haight Ashbury and the new under-the-radar venues popping up all over the City by the Bay, here’s where to see […]

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April 14, 2015 by
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Santa Cruz Surf Culture

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The woodsy beach town of Santa Cruz is the epicenter of Northern California surf culture. In fact, it’s said that surfing was first introduced to the United States here by three Hawaiian princes. Whether it was the princes, Duke Kahanamoku or a few transplants from Southern California, one thing is for certain: surf culture has been alive and well in “Surf City” for more than 100 years.

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April 7, 2015 by
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Beaches in Carmel

Carmel Beach

All beaches are not created equal. If you’re interest stops at your tan line, head south. But if you’re looking for a beach with soft sand and beautiful views; the type of place where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a great book, head to Carmel.

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April 7, 2015 by
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Win 4 VIP tickets to a de Young Museum exhibit!

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This month one lucky contestant will win 2 tickets to enjoy a SF Mission District Craft Chocolate Tour!

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April 6, 2015 by
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