This was the first Beverly Hills mansion (completed in 1911), built by the department store family on a hill overlooking the bean fields—an area that...more
After the 1925 earthquake destroyed downtown, Santa Barbara was rebuilt in Spanish colonial style, and these old landmarks are part of the town's charm. Start...more
West Hollywood is known as Boy's Town—on account of the big, vocally political gay population—but it's also home to a huge Russian community (and...more
This fantastical Victorian mansion could be the creation of Dr. Seuss. It includes 47 fireplaces and 17 chimneys, not to mention staircases that lead nowhere...more
Sideways put Santa Barbara's pinot noir in the spotlight, but let's not forget the award-winning chardonnays and great cabernet. Wine country is only 30 miles...more
If you can't swing a trip to Napa during your visit to northern California, don't sweat it: Monterey County produces some damn good wines. The cool and foggy...more
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