Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County

Tips and Articles in Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County

The evening I arrived at Esalen in a torrential, one might even say biblical, rain, rockslides closed the Pacific Coast Highway in both directions. I was among the last of the guests to make it in. At the gatehouse, a young man in a slicker checke...
Teaching philosophies vary from school to school. Most stress the fundamentals—grip, aim, stance, posture, and balance. Some emphasize rhythm, tempo, and the "feel" of a proper swing. Others investigate the six most important inches in golf—the te...
Linda Benson was a pixieish 15-year-old when she became the world female surfing champion in 1959. Today her school, SurfHer (760/749-5997; www.surfher.net; $125 for a four-hour clinic), in Encinitas, California, a half-hour north of San Diego, is...
At first sight it's a straitlaced, provincial paradise of unruffled summer days. Look again and you see that San Diego has caught the wave. No longer just a sound-bite city, its hottest offerings now rival those of L.A. and San Francisco. First t...
kids' town: san francisco Talk about a San Francisco treat: kids are holding court at the new Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens, an urban playground atop the Moscone Convention Center. The block-long recreation area— with an indoor ice-skat...
For wellness-seekers, the goal isn't just the outward journey, but the inward one as well: travel as one part recreation, one part re-creation. Higher-minded resorts from Hong Kong to Brazil are answering the call, providing an escape from life's ...
What's the latest place for a dose of pure pampering?The newly opened 16,000-square-foot Spa at Rancho Valencia Resort (5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe; 800/548-3664; www.ranchovalencia.com; treatments from $140), located in a bougainvillea...