55 Things to do in San Jose, California (From a Bay Area Local)

Things to do in San Jose California

The best things to do in San Jose, California – one of the most overlooked cities in the Bay Area. Often neglected in favor of San Francisco and other Bay Area cities like Oakland or Napa, you may be surprised to know that San Jose actually has a larger population than any other city in … Read more

11 Things to do in Capitola, California (From a Local)

Things to do in Capitola, California

From someone who grew up next to its colorful and sandy shores, these are the best things to do in Capitola, California. Only about 70 miles south of San Francisco, Capitola is a tucked-away seaside gem in Santa Cruz County. If you think the city of Santa Cruz is a cute beach town, Capitola is … Read more

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 … Read more

101 Things to do in San Diego, California (From a Local) | Bucket List

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

From exploring unique neighborhoods to finding the best beaches and tacos, these are the best things to do in San Diego, CA at least once. San Diaaago! “America’s Finest City,” Ron Burgandy’s place of work, and one of the sunniest places in California. There’s a lot to love about this city. And one of the … Read more

30 Things to do in Orange County, California | The Ultimate Bucket List

Best Things to do in Orange County, California

The best things to do in Orange County! Enjoy everything this sunny part of California has to offer with this Orange County bucket list.  Known for its stunning coastal views, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous weather, Orange County is the quintessential image that most people think of when they think of California.  Spanning 34 cities and … Read more

100+ Things to do in San Francisco, California (From a Local)

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The best things to do in San Francisco! From the best places to eat to iconic attractions and local experiences. These are my recommendations after 20+ years of visiting and living in the city. Known for its ridiculous hills, tech scene, and mouthwatering sourdough, San Francisco is easily one of the most eclectic cities in … Read more

101 Things to do in Sacramento | The Ultimate Bucket List

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

When deciding where to stop on a California road trip, it’s easy to pass over the state capital.

Sacramento might not be as popular as San Francisco or Los Angeles with tourists, but that’s where its charm lies.

You would be amiss to think there aren’t enough things to do in Sacramento, just because of its focus on politics and farming (weird combo, I know).

If you’re having a mental tug-of-war about whether it’s worth going so far inland for a visit, do it.

There is so much to explore and experience in Sacramento, and it’s well worth the journey inland from the coast to check out everything that this sleepy big city has to offer.

At the very least, you’ll be able to see Arnold’s smiling portrait in the capitol building and look back on that time when California decided to elect the terminator to public office.

In Sacramento, there are politicians everywhere and suits walking the streets as you would expect, but the city is more layered than most people realize as well.

Most notably, there is endless street art, a delicious local craft beer scene, and history around every corner.

These are my picks for the top things to do in Sacramento, whether it’s your first time to the city or you’re a regular visitor.

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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 isn’t like New York where you can go anywhere and find nightlife options or events going on in the majority of the city, no matter what day of the week it is. Sometimes you have to know where to look for fun things to do in San Francisco at night.

That’s one of the great things about the city though, there’s a little something for everyone around San Francisco.

With locals who are as equally into outdoor activities as they are with going out to trendy new bars on the weekends, there’s a good mix of options for things to do around the city.

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The 30 Best California Breweries to Visit

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A craft beer journey and road trip through the Golden State – your guide to the best California breweries to visit, from San Diego to Eureka.

With 570 California breweries up and down the state, the Golden State has more craft breweries than any other state in the USA.

Born and raised in California, it is also the place where I had my first experience with craft beer – Arrogant Bastard from Stone Brewery to be exact.

California is known for its craft beer culture, specifically in San Diego and San Francisco, but there are so many other breweries within the state that are worth a stop.

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