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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
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.
9 Ways to Save Money on Disneyland Tickets
A guide to getting Disneyland discount tickets and saving money at Disneyland
How Much Does It Cost to Visit Disneyland?
Disneyland tickets - Guide to ticket options and prices. Exclusive reader discounts.
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
Labor Day in California
Use this guide to find California's best Labor Day Festivals and Getaways
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
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
How to Immerse Yourself in California's Hot...
Discover the best California hot springs, indoors and out, developed or not.
California Beach Campsites That Are Actually on...
Guide to beach camping in California - places to camp on the beach, fees, how to make reservations
Driving Highway One: The Coastal Route
Some practical tips and considerations for driving California's scenic Highway One
Going to LA? What You Can Expect, from Weather...
Guide to visiting Los Angeles in January - includes typical weather, annual events and things to do in the month of January
Best Weekend Getaways by Season
Discover places to go for a California weekend getaway that are best in one season. Page 11.
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
Plan Your Perfect Day on Coronado Island
Visitor guide to Coronado Island, San Diego - when to go, what to do, where to stay
Thar She Blows! The Essential California...
Guide to whale watching in California includes when and where to go, what you'll see
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.
The Top 12 Things to Do With Your Family in San...
A Dozen Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco, from Alcatraz to Union Square
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.
California State Map - A California State Map...
California state map collection - find a map of California for tourist sights, cities and distances, highways, counties, topographical
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
Your Favorite TV in Person: Get Free Tickets to...
Hollywood filming and taping guide - opportunities to see a filming or be in an audience
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
Ride More, Wait Less: Sure Ways to Shorten the...
A guide to avoiding lines at Disneyland, saving money and having more fun
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
Disneyland Weather - Average Temperatures
Disneyland Weather and Climate. Current weather, climate averages. What to pack.
6 Great Oceanfront Camping Spots in Northern...
Guide to beach camping and campgrounds in northern California - location, description, fees, how to make reservations
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe's San Francisco...
The house where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio lived as newlyweds - one of the Marilyn Monroe sights you can visit in California. Page 4.
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.
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.
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
All the Ways You Can Travel between Los Angeles...
Find options for getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by train or bus
Summer Nights in San Diego - and What You Can Do
Find some fun things to do in San Diego at night - only in summer or best in summer
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.
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.
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.
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
How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska
Information about viewing the Northern Lights in Alaska: where to go, when and how to watch
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
Los Angeles Garment District
Read about visiting the Garment District in downtown Los Angeles. Page 17.
Tickets for the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park:...
A summary of ways to get San Diego Zoo tickets
Driving I-5 Between LA and San Francisco: What...
All the things the maps don't tell you about traveling on I-5 between LA and San Francisco: rest stops, side trips, sights
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
Disneyland Ride List - Rides and Attractions
Disneyland rides and attractions summary - a quick guide to Disneyland rides and attractions
Everything You Need to Know About Visiting...
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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
Map of California - Interactive Map of California
California interactive map with links to California sights
Los Angeles Weather and Climate Guide
Current Los Angeles weather, typical LA climate: temperature, rainfall, sunshine - for travel planning
Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu California -...
Driving California's Malibu Coast Santa Monica to Oxnard on California Highway One   ©2009 Betsy Malloy
The 12 Best Things to Do in California
Guide to the best California attractions - for tourists, visitors and residents
Napa Map: Take a Gander at California's Famous...
A map of the parts of Napa and Sonoma Valley where visitors most often go
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
The Simple Guide to Getting Married in California
How to get married in California - requirements, where to get a license and more.
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
Map of the California Coast and Visitor Guide
Visitor's guide map to the California coast, created with visitors in mind
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
Cool, Fun California Facts
Find out some cool, fun facts about the state of California
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
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
What Are the Best Beaches in San Diego?
A guide to the best San Diego Beaches by type
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco Weather and Climate Information
San Francisco Weather and Climate. Current San Francisco weather, climate averages, what to pack
Top Things to Do in California
Read this California vacation guide to choose the best California destinations for your personal interests
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
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.
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
Family Adventures
Discover the best places for a family adventure California weekend getaway. Page 4.
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
California September Events and Activities
Events and activities in California in September
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.
Avoid Vacation Failure: 8 Ways to Be a Smart...
The most common mistakes a Los Angeles tourist makes, and how to avoid them
Tijuana: Should You Go or Not?
Tijuana Mexico visitor's guide. Tips for an enjoyable visit to Tijuana.
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.
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
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
Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign - photos, history where to see and best places to photograph it. Page 9.
California Map - Driving Distances - California...
Driving distances on California highways, between the major cities and sights. State map with cities located
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
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
Great Ideas for Planning Weekend Getaways in...
Short trips and California weekend getaway suggestions - from all the biggest California cities
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
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.
See "Stars" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in...
Hollywood Walk of Fame Guide - photos, reviews, when to go, how to get there
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.
Nostalgic Images of the Ponderosa Ranch Set...
Ponderosa Ranch - a visit to the western-themed Ponderosa Ranch, home of Bonanza
Hidden California
Discover some of the least-visited, hidden places for a great California getaway. Page 7.
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
There and Back: How to Get from Place to Place...
A practical guide to how to get from place to place in California, no matter how you want to go.
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.
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
Napa Wineries Uncorked: How to Find a...
Find the best Napa Valley wineries, best tasting rooms, tours and where to taste wine for free
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
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
Get the Straight Dish on San Francisco's...
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Northern California Map Index
Northern California map locations include - San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma, Monterey, Yosemite, Sacramento.
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.
5 Completely Free Things to Do in San Diego
A visitor guide to things you can do for free in San Diego
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
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
Cute Towns
Discover the cutest small towns to visit for a California weekend getaway. Page 3.
How to Get to Catalina Island by Ferry
Guide to Catalina ferry options includes all southern California ferries, pros and cons
Why Sequoia National Park Is a Good Alternative...
Sequoia National Park Visitor's Guide - how to enjoy your visit to Sequoia National Park
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.
15 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in San Diego
Visiting San Diego with Your Kids - Activities and ideas
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
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
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.
Hearst Castle
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - Hearst Castle. Page 3.
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
Lots of Smart Ways to Have the Most Fun at...
Discover a whole bunch of ways to visit Universal Studios Hollywood the smart way.
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.
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
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.
Where to Stay in San Francisco
Get tips for finding a place to stay in San Francisco. Page 9.
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
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
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.
Why You Should Visit Julian, California
Visitor's guide to Julian, California, near San Diego. Suggested activities, lodging
San Francisco Vacation Planner
San Francisco vacation basics, things you need to know, things to do in advance and what to bring
Weekend Getaways in Northern California - Guide...
Get ideas for weekend getaways in northern California, see their locations on a map
See Hollywood in a Day with This Handy Guide
If you've only got a day during your Los Angeles visit to spend in Hollywood, California this guide will help you make the most of it
8 Ways to Sidestep a Disneyland Vacation Disaster
Learn the common mistakes Disneyland Anaheim tourists make, and how to avoid them
6 Apps You Need for Your Disneyland Visit
Guide to Disneyland apps for iPhone and iPod Touch - find out which ones work the best
10 San Francisco Hideaways
Read about the best destination hotels in northern California for a weekend hideway, places where you can check in, stay put and relax without running around
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
California Road Map - Highways and Major Routes
California road map showing major cities, roads and highways
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
6 Cool California Places For a Wonderful Winter...
Discover great places to go in California during winter
Big Sur
Read about driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway One - Big Sur. Page 5.
San Diego Weather and Climate Information
San Diego Weather and Climate. Current San Diego weather, climate averages, what to pack
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.
Why Mickey's Halloween Party is Disneyland's...
Visitor guide to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in Anaheim, California - includes photos, reviews, how and when to go
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
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.
Top Hotels Within Walking Distance of Disneyland
A selection of highly-rated Anaheim Disneyland hotels within walking distance of the park
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.
Lake Tahoe: Fun Things to Do in Every Season
Guide to the best things to do at Lake Tahoe - summer, winter, any time - ideas for families and romantic getaways
Free Things to Do While Visiting San Francisco
A selection of attractions and things to do for free in San Francisco
Soak Up the Scenery from Nature's Hot Tubs in...
Guide to the most enjoyable hot springs in the eastern California Sierras
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.
How to Take BART from SFO to Downtown San...
Step by step guide to taking BART between San Francisco and SFO - how to get on and off, pros and cons
Campgrounds and RV Parks in and around San Diego
Guide to campgrounds and RV parks around San Diego
Graham Nash House
See a picture of the San Francisco Victorian house owned by musician Graham Nash. Page 7.
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
Nine Things to Do for Free in Los Angeles
Guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles that have no fees or entry costs.
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