Traditionally an Italian neighborhood, North Beach was also the hangout of Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder. A necessary stop for any...more
Amid beautiful gardens inspired by Monet's Giverny, this somewhat drab, boxy museum (built in 1969) had its interior spruced up by Frank Gehry in the late '90s....more
Built during the 1935 California Exposition in Balboa Park, the Old Globe is a Tony Awardwinning theater that puts on world-class shows, some (like Dirty...more
Erected in the late 19th century, the elaborate Victorians here are now inhabited by millionaires. Notable houses include the Spreckels Mansion (2080 Washington...more
See the flip side of Santa Barbara from a sit-on-top kayak. Paddle Sports offers a range of guided day trips along the coast; full-moon tours departing from the...more
A mock-classical ruin erected for the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally fashioned from wood, plaster, and...more
This ten-minute cable-car ride takes you 8,800 feet up Mt. San Jacinto (the next 2,000 feet to the top are under your own steam). The ascent goes from sandy...more
Check out how the other half lives on this witty tour past the homes of Bob Hope, Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Elvis, and Dean...more
Pasadena is famous for the Rose Bowl and Parade, and for the remarkably beautiful architecture, including landmark Greene and Greene houses. Old Pasadena once...more
This Spanish-colonial landmark with its welcoming tiled central patio was built in 1917, and some of filmdom's most highly regarded actors, including Gene...more
Not a member? Join now | Already a member? Sign In
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its
Mobile Terms and Conditions.
Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!
Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.
Condé Nast Web sites:
Nutrition Data /
Hotel Chatter /
Ars Technica /
© 2012 Condé Nast. All rights reserved
Your California Privacy Rights
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.
For more information, please contact us.
Send to your phone!