• Road Trips: California Highway 1

    5 Coastal Drives You Have to Take

    From California's cliff-hanging Highway 1 to the uncrowded Gulf shores of the Great Texas Birding Trail, here are five can't-miss coastal road trips. Plus, the playlists to match.

  • San Diego, California

    San Diego, California

    SoCal's capital of sun and surf is fast becoming a haven for foodies.

  • Sandy Cay

    9 Deserted Island Day Trips

    Want to play castaway for a day? From the Caribbean to California, these nine islands offer pristine beaches and abundant wildlife.

  • Como Shambhala Retreat

    23 Coastal Yoga Retreats

    Whether you’re an experienced yogi or a curious newbie, a yoga getaway is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate. We scoured beaches all over the world to find our favorites.

  • Soberanes Crashing Surf

    Stunning Big Sur

    View nature photographer David Gubernick’s unbelievable images and try his tips for spectacular photos of your own.

  • Oceanfront View

    Paradise Found

    Live the charmed life of a Southern California local at a beachfront Santa Barbara rental.

  • Gig Harbor

    Top 10 Harbors

    We share our favorite havens for boat-watching.

  • Top 10 Bike Trips

    Top 10 Bike Trips

    These rides show off coastal scenery at whatever pace feels comfortable. And they parallel pavement, so drivers can share the views.

  • Top 10 Public Gardens

    Top 10 Public Gardens

    Spring finds these coastal beauties coming into full flower.

  • The Rugged Beauty

    Dream Town: Bodega Bay

    Discover this quiet California community along the Pacific Coast Highway, where the views are unobstructed and the simple life rules.

  • Weekend in Bolinas: About Town

    Bolinas, California

    Head north from San Francisco to this bohemian paradise where artists and surfers enjoy an off-the-grid life.

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