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12 Things to Do in San Diego and One You...
Use this guide to find the best things to do in San Diego for any interest, age group or time of year
9 Ways to Save Money on Disneyland Tickets
A guide to getting Disneyland discount tickets and saving money at Disneyland
12 Top Things to Do in San Francisco
Things to do in San Francisco - cable cars and more top sights, best side trips, where to go with kids, night life, tours and culture
A Dozen Things You Can Do (in L.A.) - and 5 to...
Things to do in Los Angeles: a visitor guide to LA's top sights and best attractions.
How Much Does It Cost to Visit Disneyland?
Disneyland tickets - Guide to ticket options and prices. Exclusive reader discounts.
7 Ways to Get Between Los Angeles and San...
Get a quick comparison of all the ways to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco - by driving, bus, train and airplane.
Which Time of Year is Best for Your Disneyland...
Read about the best times to visit Disneyland in Anaheim, California
Mrs. Doubtfire House
See a picture of the San Francisco Victorian house shown in the film Mrs. Doubtfire and find out how to get there. Page 4.
10 Beautiful Los Angeles Beaches You Must Visit
A guide to the best Los Angeles Beaches by type, with list of what's best for your favorite activity
Romantic Weekends
Discover some great places to go for a romantic weekend getaway in California. Page 10.
How to Make the Most Out of Carmel's 17-Mile...
Visitor guide to 17-Mile Drive - photos, how to get there, what to see, when to go
California Beach Campsites That Are Actually on...
Guide to beach camping in California - places to camp on the beach, fees, how to make reservations
How to Immerse Yourself in California's Hot...
Discover the best California hot springs, indoors and out, developed or not.
Driving Highway One: The Coastal Route
Some practical tips and considerations for driving California's scenic Highway One
Los Angeles to San Francisco on Highway One
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One, how long each one takes and what you can see along the way
Party of Five House
See a picture of the San Francisco Victorian house shown in the television show Party of Five and find out how to get there. Page 5.
Top Things to Do in California
Read this California vacation guide to choose the best California destinations for your personal interests
Plan Your Perfect Day on Coronado Island
Visitor guide to Coronado Island, San Diego - when to go, what to do, where to stay
Ride More, Wait Less: Sure Ways to Shorten the...
A guide to avoiding lines at Disneyland, saving money and having more fun
The Top 12 Things to Do With Your Family in San...
Pros, cons and insights about taking the family to Ocean Beach, part of A Dozen Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco
Your Favorite TV in Person: Get Free Tickets to...
Hollywood filming and taping guide - opportunities to see a filming or be in an audience
Right On the Beach: California's Best...
Guide to California beach hotels that are really on the beach - well rated by guests - good value for money
Don't Use GPS to Get to Yosemite (Use These...
All the options for getting to Yosemite National Park in one place - by automobile, train or bus, from San Francisco or any other part of California
A Guide to Beach Camping in Southern California...
Guide to beach camping and campgrounds in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California - location, description, fees, how to make reservations
Thar She Blows! The Essential California...
Guide to whale watching in California includes when and where to go, what you'll see
How to See the Tallest Trees on Earth:...
Guide to visiting California redwood forests - where to go for the tallest trees, best walks, nicest spots
There and Back: All Ways to Travel Between San...
Get a quick comparison of the ways to get from San Francisco to Las Vegas (or vice versa) driving yourself or by bus, train and airplane.
Labor Day in California
Use this guide to find California's best Labor Day Festivals and Getaways
So Much to See, So Little Time: Your 1-Day...
If you've only got a day to spend in Yosemite, use this handy guide to make the most of it.
Pacific Heights Movie House
See a picture of the San Francisco Victorian house shown in the film Pacific Heights and find out how to get there. Page 6.
10 Ways to Be a Smart San Francisco Tourist
Read this guide and you won't waste your time, lose your temper trying to park the car or pack the wrong stuff.
Best Weekend Getaways by Season
Discover places to go for a California weekend getaway that are best in one season. Page 11.
A Tourist's Guide to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
Rodeo Drive visitor guide tells you how to get there, where to park and why it's OK to just browse
All the Ways You Can Travel between Los Angeles...
Find options for getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by train or bus
6 Great Oceanfront Camping Spots in Northern...
Guide to beach camping and campgrounds in northern California - location, description, fees, how to make reservations
Your Guide to the Golden Gate Bridge: Best...
Golden Gate Bridge photo guide - places to view Golden Gate Bridge and take a photo. Page 2.
Disneyland Weather - Average Temperatures
Disneyland Weather and Climate. Current weather, climate averages. What to pack.
Los Angeles Garment District
Read about visiting the Garment District in downtown Los Angeles. Page 17.
The Best Beaches in California
Use this guide to the best California beaches to find the right beach for you - a place to take the kids, go surfing, go for a walk, play volleyball, watch birds or amuse yourself
The Full House House
See a picture of the San Francisco Victorian house shown in the opening scene of the television show Full House and find out how to get there. Page 3.
Know Before You Go: A Month-by-Month Guide to...
Guide to visiting Disneyland in October - includes typical weather, annual events and things to do in the month of October
Graham Nash House
See a picture of the San Francisco Victorian house owned by musician Graham Nash. Page 7.
The 12 Best Things to Do in California
Guide to the best California attractions - for tourists, visitors and residents
Everything You Need to Know About Visiting...
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Your Don't-Miss-a-Thing Visitor's Guide to Sea...
Read about getting Sea World tickets and how to save money on them - summarizes all available options
What's Between San Luis Obispo and Hearst Castle
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 1 - driving from San Luis Obispo to Hearst Castle. Page 2.
Tickets for the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park:...
A summary of ways to get San Diego Zoo tickets
Disneyland Ride List - Rides and Attractions
Disneyland rides and attractions summary - a quick guide to Disneyland rides and attractions
A Visitor's Guide to San Francisco After Dark
Read about things you can do in San Francisco at night, besides going to a club or the theater
On a Shoestring - Inexpensive Getaways
Discover some great places to go for a California weekend getaway where you can enjoy yourself on a limited budget. Page 8.
Don't-Miss-a-Thing Guide to Visiting Disneyland...
Disneyland visitor's guide - park details, tips for a happy visit, cost-cutting ideas for Disneyland
How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska
Information about viewing the Northern Lights in Alaska: where to go, when and how to watch
Weather, Events, and More: What to Expect When...
Guide to visiting San Francisco in September - includes typical weather, annual events and things to do in the month of September
The Simple Guide to Getting Married in California
How to get married in California - requirements, where to get a license and more.
San Francisco Weather and Climate Information
San Francisco Weather and Climate. Current San Francisco weather, climate averages, what to pack
Octagon House
See a picture of San Francisco's Octagon house. Page 8.
Tijuana: Should You Go or Not?
Tijuana Mexico visitor's guide. Tips for an enjoyable visit to Tijuana.
Pack Up the Tent, Hook Up the Trailer: Places...
Use this guide to find out where the RV parks and campgrounds are located in the Los Angeles area.
What Are the Best Beaches in San Diego?
A guide to the best San Diego Beaches by type
Alcatraz Island Tours: Planning Your Trip to...
Read about visiting Alcatraz Island - when to go, how to get tickets, how to be a smart visitor
Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu California -...
Driving California's Malibu Coast Santa Monica to Oxnard on California Highway One   ©2009 Betsy Malloy
Napa Wineries Uncorked: How to Find a...
Find the best Napa Valley wineries, best tasting rooms, tours and where to taste wine for free
All the Ways to Get from San Diego to Los Angeles
Find options for getting from San Diego to Los Angeles, California by train or bus
Hass-Lilienthal House
See a picture of the Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco and find out how to get there. Page 9.
Los Angeles Weather and Climate Guide
Current Los Angeles weather, typical LA climate: temperature, rainfall, sunshine - for travel planning
Avoid Vacation Failure: 8 Ways to Be a Smart...
The most common mistakes a Los Angeles tourist makes, and how to avoid them
Road Trip: Los Angeles to San Francisco on CA...
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California Highway 1 - includes route options, multi-day trips, interesting stops and maps.
Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign - photos, history where to see and best places to photograph it. Page 9.
Plan Your Weekend Getaway to California's...
Catalina Island day trip or weekend getaway guide - when to go, what to do, who likes it and why
Rest and Relax
Discover places to go on a California weekend getaway where you can rest, relax, lounge around and do mostly nothing. Page 9.
How to See San Francisco in a Single Day
Discover ways to see as much of San Francisco as you can in just one day
15 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in San Diego
Visiting San Diego with Your Kids - Activities and ideas
How a Simple App Could Save You Hours in Line...
Read about RideMax and how it can keep you out of line at Disneyland and California Adventure
This Month’s Picks: August in California
Events and activities in California in August
See "Stars" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in...
Hollywood Walk of Fame Guide - photos, reviews, when to go, how to get there
Disneyland FASTPASS Can Save Time - Be Sure You...
Discover how a Disney FASTPASS can keep you out of line at Disneyland and see a step-by-step guide to getting and using one.
Best Time to Visit San Francisco - How Long to...
Find out the pros and cons of visiting San Francisco in each season and what time is best to go. Page 2.
California Beach Resorts You'll Hate to Leave
Discover which California beach resorts are best for your vacation - right on the beach with real resort amenities and great guest reviews
Which San Francisco Hotel Is Right for You?
Guide to finding hotels in San Francisco includes tips on what area to stay in, area profiles, hotels top rated by their visitors and interesting places to stay
What's Between Hearst Castle and Big Sur
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 1 - driving from Hearst Castle to Big Sur. Page 4.
Get the Straight Dish on San Francisco's...
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Lots of Smart Ways to Have the Most Fun at...
Discover a whole bunch of ways to visit Universal Studios Hollywood the smart way.
Plan Your Weekend Getaway to Lovely La Jolla
Plan a day or a weekend in La Jolla, California in a jiffy with this concise, one-page planner
What's Between Santa Cruz and San Francisco
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - driving from Santa Cruz to San Francisco. Page 10.
Know Before You Go: What's Special in...
Guide to visiting California in winter - what to expect, driving, holidays and festivals, places at their best
California Quickies: Day Trips and Weekend...
Find the best day trip or weekend getaway solution for your time and money
How to Get from San Diego to Tijuana - and Back
Use these tips to get to Tijuana from San Diego and back again with no hassles
Hearst Castle
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - Hearst Castle. Page 3.
Family Adventures
Discover the best places for a family adventure California weekend getaway. Page 4.
Know Before You Go: All-in-One Guide to Six...
Magic Mountain Visitor Guide - How to get tickets, where to buy them, coupons and discounts
Why Sequoia National Park Is a Good Alternative...
Sequoia National Park Visitor's Guide - how to enjoy your visit to Sequoia National Park
Need a Map of Southern California? Try These...
Southern California maps for Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Catalina Island, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park.
Make the Most of Your Trip to Arizona's...
Antelope Canyon visitor guide includes how and when to go, tour companies, photographer tips and less-visited alternatives
Nostalgic Images of the Ponderosa Ranch Set...
Ponderosa Ranch - a visit to the western-themed Ponderosa Ranch, home of Bonanza
7 Simple Ways to See San Francisco on a Budget
Money-Saving Tips for visiting San Francisco on a budget - how to save on hotels, dining, attractions and more
How to Get to Catalina Island by Ferry
Guide to Catalina ferry options includes all southern California ferries, pros and cons
San Francisco Vacation Planner
San Francisco vacation basics, things you need to know, things to do in advance and what to bring
Golden Gate Bridge Tolls for Visitors: Don't...
You can't pay with cash when you cross and you don't want to pay a fine. Visitor's guide tells you what to do and your options for paying.
Visitor Guide to Crossing the U.S.-Mexico...
This pictorial step-by-step guide shows you how to cross the U.S.-Mexico border going into Tijuana, Mexico
Get Up to Speed: How to Ride San Francisco's...
Read about San Francisco Cable Cars - learn how to ride, where to get on and off, how to save on fares, hours and more
Are Disneyland Packages the Way to Go? Maybe...
Guide to choosing Disneyland packages includes what you get (and what you don't), costs, pluses and minuses
Great Ideas for Planning Weekend Getaways in...
Short trips and California weekend getaway suggestions - from all the biggest California cities
Best Weekend Getaways for Arts and Culture
Discover places to go for a California weekend getaway to enjoy performing arts, theatre, music and museums. Page 12.
Map of the California Coast and Visitor Guide
Visitor's guide map to the California coast, created with visitors in mind
Best Things to Do by Location
Read this California vacation guide to choose the best things to do in California, listed by location
When to Watch Whales in California: What You'll...
A simple reference for when to go whale watching in California that shows what kinds of whales you can see, where and when
Where to Stay in San Francisco
Get tips for finding a place to stay in San Francisco. Page 9.
Big Sur
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - Big Sur. Page 5.
Beyond the Old Standbys: What to See in San...
San Francisco Sightseeing - Been there, done that? Try these sights.
8 Ways to Sidestep a Disneyland Vacation Disaster
Learn the common mistakes Disneyland Anaheim tourists make, and how to avoid them
What's Between Big Sur and Monterey
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 1 - driving from Big Sur to Monterey. Page 6.
All the Ways to Travel Between San Diego and...
Get a quick comparison of the ways to get from San Diego to Las Vegas (or vice versa) by bus, train and airplane.
Go Camping at the Beach in Ventura County
Guide to beach camping and campgrounds near Oxnard and Ventura, California - location, description, fees, how to make reservations
Big Sur: The Perfect California Getaway
Plan a Big Sur weekend getaway with this all-in-one planner that includes 5 great things to do, where to stay, when to go
5 Completely Free Things to Do in San Diego
A visitor guide to things you can do for free in San Diego
Seasons of Wine Country: Find Your Perfect Time...
Guide to when to visiting Napa Valley and Wine Country at harvest time - pros and cons of the season, events, weather and crowds. Page 3.
Check it Out: 10 Top Things to Do on Catalina...
Things to do on Catalina Island - a visitor guide to Catalina Island's top sights and attractions
How to See Napa Valley in a Single Day
Read about how to visit Napa Valley California if you only have one day.
The Truth About Those Movie Star Mansion Tours...
Learn the truth about taking a tour of movie star homes in Hollywood, what you will see and what you won't
Hidden California
Discover some of the least-visited, hidden places for a great California getaway. Page 7.
6 Apps You Need for Your Disneyland Visit
Guide to Disneyland apps for iPhone and iPod Touch - find out which ones work the best
Your Best Bets for Buying Tickets to Universal...
Read this guide to find out how to buy Universal Studios tickets and get a discount
Cute Towns
Discover the cutest small towns to visit for a California weekend getaway. Page 3.
How to Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco
Map guide to San Francisco cable car routes includes where they go, what they pass, where to get on and off. Page 2.
Where in Caramel Is Clint Eastwood's Restaurant?
Guide to finding Clint Eastwood's restaurant in Carmel - the old one, the new one - where they are
How to Visit Muir Woods, Where Trees Are Taller...
A guide to visiting Muir Woods near Mill Valley, CA, includes how to get there, what to see, how long it takes
Let's Go to the Horse Races at Del Mar!
Guide to visiting the Del Mar Race Tract - summary of seating options, how to get tickets, dates that need reservations
Plan Your Weekend Getaway to Ojai
Guide to visiting Ojai includes why you should go, when to go, what to do, where to eat and where to sleep
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How to Get to...
Read this comprehensive guide to learn about how to get to Lake Tahoe by car, bus, airplane or train.
First Hippie Commune
Built by William Westerfield in 1889 at a cost of $9,985 and converted into a 14-unit apartment building
San Diego Weather and Climate Information
San Diego Weather and Climate. Current San Diego weather, climate averages, what to pack
Free Things to Do While Visiting San Francisco
A selection of attractions and things to do for free in San Francisco
San Francisco
Read visiting San Francisco on Highway One - how to get into and out of the city to connect with the section of Highway One south of the city. Page 11.
California for Nature Lovers
Guide to places in California that especially appeal to those who love nature, the outdoors, animals and all things not manmade. Page 3.
California Spas, Resorts and Romantic Getaways
Find a place to get away from it all in California - best spas, resorts and romantic hideaways. Page 6.
What's Between Monterey and Santa Cruz
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - driving from Monterey to Santa Cruz. Page 8.
Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. Page 7.
Alamo Square "Postcard Row"
The row of nearly-identical Victorian houses so often photographed with the city skyline behind them
The Best Disneyland Rides for Toddlers
Guide to Disneyland rides suitable for smaller children and toddlers - includes height limits and tips
Top Hotels Within Walking Distance of Disneyland
A selection of highly-rated Anaheim Disneyland hotels within walking distance of the park
California Day Trips
Find a great day trip no matter where you are in California
Sunset Strip: A Guide to Experiencing the Grit...
Read about visiting the Sunset Strip in Hollywood - when to go, what to see, Hollywood history
What's New at Disneyland?
Guide to new and newly updated rides at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure includes updates for the past five years
How to Get from San Francisco to Napa Valley
An overview of all the ways you can get from San Francisco to Napa Valley - driving, using public transit or taking a tour
All the Ways to Get to Disneyland
Get the Disneyland address, read about how to get to the Disneyland Resort by air or automobile, and learn about parking options.
Oceanfront Camping on the California Central...
Guide to beach camping and campgrounds along the California Central Coast, between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz - location, description, fees, how to make reservations
Cool, Fun California Facts
Find out some cool, fun facts about the state of California
The 11 Best Places for a California Beach...
A selected list of the best places for California beach vacations - with nice sandy beaches, clean water and lots of places to stay near the water
Soak Up the Scenery from Nature's Hot Tubs in...
Guide to the most enjoyable hot springs in the eastern California Sierras
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