13 Best Malibu Hikes: From Waterfalls to Coastal Views 

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The best Malibu hikes! From waterfalls to coastal views, skip the beach and hit the trails to explore another side of Malibu, California. Malibu is famous for its scenic beaches, celebrity culture, and gorgeous coastal real estate. What you might not know about Malibu though is that it also has some of the best hiking […]

10 Most Beautiful & Best Beaches in Laguna Beach, California

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The best beaches in Laguna Beach! Plus, all of the tips and tricks you should know before you go to navigate them like a local. If you’re in Southern California and find yourself trying to decide which beaches to visit, I’ll make it easy for you, Laguna Beach should be at the top of your […]

12 Best Beaches in Santa Cruz, California (From a Local)

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A local’s guide to the best beaches in Santa Cruz, California, from the hidden to the most popular. Growing up in Santa Cruz, many of my earliest memories involved birthday parties, bonfires, volleyball conditioning, and sunsets on the beaches in Santa Cruz. I guess it’s to be expected if you grow up in a beach […]

7 Things to do in Malibu, California | Bucket List Guide

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The best things to do in Malibu, California!  Discover the most picturesque beaches, celebrity hot spots, and natural hidden gems. When you want to escape the hustle and noise of Los Angeles, head up the Pacific Coast Highway to explore the spectacular cliffside shoreline of Malibu, California. It’s hard to believe this laid-back coastal town […]

12 Best Santa Cruz Hikes (From a Local Who Grew Up Hiking Them)

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From redwoods to coastal views, these are the best Santa Cruz hikes from a local who grew up hiking them.  There’s a lot to love about Santa Cruz but perhaps one of the biggest draws to this coastal town is just how much nature there is to explore within the county.  As someone who grew […]

9 Best Beaches in Orange County, California to Soak Up the Sun

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The best beaches in Orange County! From the hidden to the most popular, this is where you should soak up that California sunshine in Orange County. With 42 miles of coastline, Orange County beaches are what postcards and bucket lists are made of. Couple that with the Southern California sunshine 278 days of the year […]

Santa Cruz Wineries Guide: Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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A full guide to the most beautiful Santa Cruz wineries and how to get the most out of wine tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains. When you think of California wine regions, your first thought is probably Napa or Sonoma, but one of the most underrated wine regions in the state is actually nestled right […]

The Perfect Catalina Island Day Trip: How to Spend One Day on the Island

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Your perfect Catalina Island day trip itinerary, including how to get there, what to see, and where to eat. Catalina Island boasts 75 square miles of hilly terrain, beautiful beaches, kelp forests, and one of California’s most popular multi-day treks – the 38.5-mile Trans-Catalina Trail. The island also happens to be one of the best […]