The best California hot springs
Where to have a soak in California

Visiting a hot spring is a great way to relax, and affordable, too. California has some of the best hot springs in the country. Here are our top three picks for the best hot springs in California.

Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Located at Mt. Lassen National Park, Drakesbad Guest Ranch has beautiful facilities, a rustic dining facility, and a hot... Read More

Best California parks
The best places for outdoor R&R in California

California has a little something for everyone: beaches, deserts, mountains, and everything in between. The hard thing is deciding where to go! Here are our top three picks for the best parks in California.

Death Valley

Maybe not your first pick for a summertime... Read More

California day trips
Day trips in California

There are so many things to see and do in California, it can be hard to choose just one. Here are our top three picks for day trips in California, when you just want a mini-vacation for the day.

San Juan Capistrano

Famous for its returning swallows, although the swallows have largely decamped for a nearby golf course, this charming... Read More

California day trips
Trips for two in California

There is so much to do in California, it can be hard to pick just one thing! If you and your sweetie are looking to get away for the day, here are our bets for the top three most romantic day trips in California.

Palm Springs

From gorgeous golf courses to classic mid-century bars and... Read More

Single in California
Posh restaurants to impress your date

Dating in California runs the gamut, from high-powered attorneys in BMWs to laid-back hippies surfing at the beach. No matter what you're into, you can probably find it in California - although you might have to drive a while to get there.

California also has some of the best destination restaurants in the country, second only to New York City. Want to really impress your date? Try one... Read More

Anthill Pub & Grille, Irvine
A no-frills place for drinks, food and live music

Anthill Pub and Grille in Irvine is everything you could want from a great, laid-back drinking spot.  The atmosphere is a little bit loungy and a little bit divey, the perfect comfortable bar for a night out.  They offer up a wide selection of beers and cocktails at prices that won’t break the bank.  And the people there, both customers and staff, are relaxed and just there to... Read More

Chi Chocolat, San Diego
A great place to stop off and nibble on tasty chocolates

If you’re looking to buy a chocolate gift for your someone special and want only the best, check out Chi Chocolat in San Diego.  Dedicated to making only the healthiest and highest quality treats, they refuse to use any artificial additives when crafting what they have to offer.  Better yet, it’s not just a shop where you stop by and buy... Read More

Grape & Grain, San Mateo
A classy yet relaxed beer and wine bar

Located just outside of the big city of San Francisco, Grape and Grain is a great place to check out if you’re looking for a place to relax and have a few drinks.  They only serve beer and wine here, but the selection is good enough that lovers of these two drinks will be well satisfied.  They also have some decent choices when it comes to bar food, so you don’t have to go hungry... Read More

Kiyo’s Floral Shop, Sacramento
Absolutely amazing and unique floral arrangements

Conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Sacramento, Kiyo’s Floral Shop is a great place to consider the next time you’re looking to get a beautiful arrangement for you special someone.  Their unique arrangements are truly something to behold and you can rest assured that what you get here will be like nothing you’ve ever seen.  Whether you’... Read More

23 Club, Brisbane
For drinking, dancing and fun

Just south of San Francisco, in the burg of Brisbane, is a cool little place known as the 23 Club.  This bar has been around in one form or another for more than 70 years now, hosting many famous musical acts during its time.  Today, you can visit 23 Club to get some cheap drinks, good pub food and plenty of live... Read More