Things to Do in California

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Vintage furnishings with an industrial-meets-schoolhouse bent (drafting tables, Thonet chairs) are arranged into photo-ready vignettes. Read More

Tour the 17-Mile Drive—preferably in a convertible—around the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links, ogling fantasy mansions with ocean views. Read More

Located in the Mission district, this pirate supply shop was established in 2002 by author Dave Eggers and teacher Nínive Calegari to fund... Read More

Want to check out the "greatest hits" of Los Angeles in just one day? This small company's City Tour takes you from hip Venice Beach to posh Rodeo Drive... Read More

Pop culture stylists Andy “A” Griffith and Rose “R” Apodaca source functional design objects from around the world at their... Read More

With 85 acres of vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, this small production winery has been family owned and operated for four generations. In the early... Read More

The epicenter of boho-chic in Venice Beach, this one-mile boulevard is a colorful collage of independent boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and... Read More

Head over to Venice for Abbot Kinney First Fridays, to support locally owned businesses and peruse one of the city’s top art walks. The event itself is... Read More

ABH stands for “Above Beverly Hills,” and this hot insider rooftop lounge really does feel above it all. It’s perched atop the... Read More

Founded by Diageo Chateau & Estates—also the owner of notable Napa wineries BV and Provenance—Acacia is a relatively secluded... Read More

In downtown St. Helena, ACME Fine Wines was created as a destination for those looking to acquire hard-to-find wines sourced from vintners in the Napa... Read More

Veer from the crowded city sidewalks and take a carefree charter on a boat for a different perspective of San Francisco. A fleet of first-rate... Read More

From the Big Sur coast to the Anza-Borrego Desert, this outdoor adventure school provides access to some of California’s most scenic and remote... Read More

Take a kayak tour ($50) of the bay from Cannery Row. Read More

Siblings Danielle and Luke Teller helm the well-edited Afterlife Boutique, which carries reconstructed antique jewelry by the shop's Adoura Demode line... Read More

Known locally as “The AC,” the Air Conditioned Lounge is located in a non-descript white stucco building with red tile roof. The interior,... Read More

The island itself has remained more or less the same since the Park Service first opened it to visitors in 1973, but the tours of the world-famous... Read More

The Alinder Gallery displays authentic works by a range of artists, but most notably from Ansel Adams (one of the gallery owners has even written a... Read More

Inspired by her international art education, Napa native Gretchen Kimball founded Alla Prima Studio as a way to bring both novice and experienced... Read More

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