17 Best Weekend Trips From San Francisco (From a Local)

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The best weekend trips from San Francisco! These are my favorite weekend getaways from the city as someone who grew up in the Bay Area. One of the best parts of living in San Francisco is how centrally located it is in California. There are endless opportunities to get out in nature, take a drive […]

Where to See the Redwoods Near San Francisco (Within a 2-Hour Drive)

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The best places to see the redwoods near San Francisco, from a local who grew up hiking through them.  Walking through a hushed coastal redwood forest in California is perhaps one of the most magical experiences you can have. It’s damp, quiet, and peaceful, and you’re surrounded by some of the tallest and oldest trees […]

35 Best Things to do in San Jose, California

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The best things to do in San Jose, California – one of the most overlooked cities in the Bay Area. Often neglected in favor of its artsy sister, San Francisco, you may be surprised to know that San Jose actually has a bigger population than the Golden Gate City. And although it may not have […]

14 Best Hikes in San Francisco, California (From a Local)

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The best hikes in San Francisco! These are the best hiking spots around the city for good views and getting the good kind of lost in nature. No driving necessary.   Although there are various hiking opportunities and parks around the Bay Area and beyond, a lot of people don’t realize how many hiking opportunities there […]

101 Best Things to Do in Santa Cruz, California (From a Local)

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The best things to do in Santa Cruz from someone who grew up in the city! These are my favorite places to eat, visit, and local experiences to have around my hometown. Having grown up in the city, my list for things to do in Santa Cruz could go on and on (especially in terms […]

101 Things to do in Sacramento | The Ultimate Bucket List

101 things to do in Sacramento, California | The Ultimate Bucket List

The best things to do in Sacramento! From popular attractions to historic sights, craft beer, and where to stay and eat, there’s a lot more to California’s capital than just politics and cows. When deciding where to stop on a California road trip, it’s easy to pass over the state capital. Sacramento might not be […]

101 Best Things to do in San Diego (From a Local)

101 things to do in San Diego (from a Local) | The Ultimate Bucket List

From trying the world-renowned microbrewery scene to finding the best beaches and tacos, these are the best things to do in San Diego, CA at least once. San Diaaago, Ron Burgandy’s place of work and considered to be the sunniest place in America – okay I made that last one up, but it’s still a […]

100+ Best Things to do in LA | The Ultimate Bucket List

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100+ Best Things to do in LA | The Ultimate Bucket List   The best things to do in LA! From the top attractions to favorite local experiences, best beaches, festivals, and recommendations for where to stay and eat. There’s no doubt that Los Angeles gets a bad rap, mostly from people who have spent […]

12 Best Joshua Tree Hotels & Campsites for Every Budget

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A look at the best Joshua Tree hotels for any budget. These are the best hotels and campsites available in and around the Joshua Tree region for any price point. Joshua Tree is one of Southern California’s famous national parks. Joshua Tree is the type of place you go to get away from the fast […]

46 Things to do in San Francisco at Night (From a Local)

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The best things to do in San Francisco at night, whether you’re looking for nightlife, romantic activities, or family-friendly options. San Francisco is an interesting city at night. Depending on which neighborhood you’re in once the sun sets, you might think of the city as completely dead or a great place to party. San Francisco […]