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Bacon waffles at Zazu

  Over the past few months, Sonoma’s quirkiest town has been quietly amassing street cred for its new food scene. Thanks to the Barlow... More»


  Eat How can you visit Alice Waters’ homeland without indulging in a little gourmet goodness? Head to brunch at... More»


  Fact: Sausalito is a tourist magnet. But that doesn't mean you have to be one of them. Some of the city's best spots are local hangouts that... More»


  Venice might just be the best place in the world for people watching. Body builders, fortune tellers, stoners, movie stars, new age hippies,... More»


  So you’ve sauntered the winding paths of Briones, conquered the steep ascents of the Dipsea, and trekked nearly every trail in between... More»

Highway 1

  Spring is in the air, and Highway 1 beckons for a weekend road trip. All you have to do is round up some friends and bring the car. We've... More»

Snowshoeing at Mammoth

  Winter (er, “winter”) is coming to a close. Maybe you’ve made the rounds at Squaw, North Star, and Heavenly, and felt a... More»


  The Pacific coast road trip is a storied institution. To the editors at Sunset, it’s also a very appetizing one. In... More»

Mt. Diablo

  Too much time minding monitors, swiping screens, and making calls? Need to get away without going very far? The East Bay offers more than... More»

Hendy Woods

  While wineries may not take kindly to you pitching a tent in their vineyards, there are a slew of top-notch camp grounds in Northern... More»

Windmill in Solvang

  On the outside, Solvang is made for travelers who love kitsch. If the phony replicas of Danish landmarks, cartoonish windmills, and overly... More»

Roche Winery & Vineyards

  Don’t let the curvy roads scare you, Napa and Sonoma Wine Countries offer beautiful and safe routes for sipping cyclists. Here are some... More»