California

Tips and Articles in California

Relying on satellites instead of good old-fashioned maps to find your way around California wine country or to locate the Uffizi in Florence once seemed ridiculous. True, the devices that made use of satellite navigation, known as the Global Posit...
I’ve prepared for my appointment with Mayor Gavin Newsom by stopping at Citizen Cake, a Hayes Valley restaurant where my iced coffee is made with organic milk and my chocolate cream-filled cookies, a sophisticated take on the Oreo, are spiked with...
Moon Over Manhattan Chip Brown Drive, She Said Elizabeth McCracken Foreign Affairs Gini Alhadeff Eastern Time Peter Hessler Being There Guy Trebay LA Story M. G. Lord An eerie aspect of the hours following the terrorist attacks on New York and W...
With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly report on the markets with the biggest hotel discounts. At press time, the top 10 North American c...
  Buenos Aires   In sexy South America, Laura Begley discovers she can do more than get by—she can spend, spend, spend 4:30 A.M. The sun will be rising any minute now, as my boyfriend and I leave La Confitería Ideal (384 Suipacha; 54-11/5265-8...
Back in mid January, a month before the new Ace Hotel & Swim Club, in Palm Springs, officially welcomed its first guest on February 12, the owners held a two-day “job fair” to staff the completely refurbished five-acre property on the eastern leg ...
Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here! I’m a surfer. I can wake up, go surfing, work, and then surf again. It’s heaven." Hers is th...
See our list of 20 Great American Beaches. It’s no surprise that this summertime, American travelers are planning to stick close to home. But that’s no cause for disappointment: the United States has 95,000 miles of shoreline, including plenty of...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best U.S. Shelling Beaches. Glass-bodied lamps filled with bleached scallop shells and sand dollars; a pink-lipped conch shell; framed shell lithographs; tiny coquinas in the car ashtray: My mother, an avid collector, ...
Disney's California Adventure, a 55-acre homage to the park's home state, is divided into three sections: Hollywood Pictures Backlot, a quirkily nostalgic take on the movie industry; Golden State, a roundup of the state's natural and economic boun...
Los Angeles (%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34 Anaheim–Santa Ana (%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38 San Diego (%) Hotel Price Drop: -9.9%($) Average Room Rate: $118.54 Phoenix (%) Hotel Price D...
It started at a Los Angeles flea market. I was foraging casually through rows of card tables when I spied a book of old postcards: ALONG THE 'LINCOLN HIGHWAY.' The pictures showed scenic spots on a road that didn't look like a highway. It was more...
For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midwes...
35 There was a time when I could start a fire in the rain, tie a stevedore knot, and chop down a small tree, lash its branches together, and turn it into a table and chair. But sometime in my late twenties, I traded in my wilderness skills for hot...
Harrodsburg, Kentucky Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 800/734-5611 or 859/734-5411 Experience the contemplative peace of the material-world-shunning Shakers—without the burdensome celibacy requirement—at this 2,800-acre village, the largest rest...