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‘Looking’ Is Back For Season Two, Starring Your San Francisco Favorites
HBO’s hit show “Looking” is back for season two after a successful debut in 2014. Set and filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area, the comedy-drama follows the lives of three gay friends - Patrick, Agustín and Dom - looking for love and intimacy. Real locations in the city ranging...
Film Festivals Put California in the Spotlight
Lights, camera, action! As the home of Hollywood and Silicon Valley where movies and TV get made and animated, California is truly the home of the film industry. So where better to see some of the world’s most engaging, cutting-edge films than at the amazing array of California-based film festivals....
Catch the Love Bug on California's Coast
California’s coastal hotels and resorts are creating the perfect setting for romance with a variety of special deals and packages this February. Whether you and your loved one are looking for an intimate retreat or a luxurious romantic getaway, the perfect Valentine’s Day plans can be found...
The Golden State & the Big Screen: California’s Historic Theatres
Home to Hollywood, California is accustomed to being in the limelight. But in the Golden State, glamour and glitz haven’t just been limited to locales like Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood and Vine. As early as the vaudeville era, grand theaters and movie palaces were built up and down the state...
5 California Holiday Traditions
1. Surfin’ Santa at Seaport Village (San Diego, Calif.) November 29, 2014 Named one of the 10 best Santa sightings by USA Today, Surfin’ Santa brings holiday spirit to the San Diego Harbor in true Southern California fashion. Donning boardshorts and his favorite Hawaiian shirt, Santa...
#CaliforniaCred: California’s Most “Instagrammable” Street Art
Street art has brought color and character to California’s public spaces for decades. Long before cultural influences like hip hop, street art was a way for marginalized communities, such as the Latino population, to celebrate cultural icons and make political statements. Today, canvases can range...
Relaxing in the Fall: A Guide to California's Best Seasonal Spa Treatments
With Labor Day behind us, summer is officially over. For Californians, that doesn’t mean much because the sun shines nearly all year long. In the Golden State, it’s not the change in climate so much as it is the change in atmosphere that rings in the fall season. Fall announces itself with...
10 Extraordinary Gardens
As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to a wealth of Eden-like gardens that thrive thanks to California’s mild weather and variety of microclimates. We’ve selected ten standouts...
10 Bucket-List Worthy California Experiences
California is well known for it’s abundance of activities and attractions, but did you know you can also encounter one-of-a-kind marvels, both natural and manmade? When you visit, be sure to bring your bucket list, because you’ll definitely have the opportunity to see and do things that exist...
New Breweries and Notable Craft Brewing Cities in California's North Coast
NORTH COAST Nine Hop Stops in Mendocino County Anderson Valley Brewing Company For the bahlest (that's "best" to you Brightlighters!) brews in town, head to the Tap Room at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company. The Tap Room has beers you won’t find outside of the brewery and,...
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