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Yoshitomo Saito 1000 Prayers

  Walnut Creek! It’s not that bad! Don’t believe us? Here’s four new reasons to give the East Bay burb a second—or... 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»

The tree house at Post Ranch Inn

  Was Valentine's Day kind of a bust? That's alright, there's still plenty of time to get it right in your relationship. Whether you’re... More»

The Lodi Wine and Chocolate Weekend

  Fall may be music-festival season in the Bay Area, but winter is secretly one of the best months for food festivals. And February in... More»

Elissa Rubin-Mahon

  This is the first in a new occasional series in which our travel editor, Jenna Scatena, explores some of the adventures you can have... More»