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California Destinations

California Destination and Travel Reviews

San Clemente
Nestled on the coast at the southern tip of Orange County, lies the historic, unique, and picturesque city of San Clemente. Once called the Spanish Village by the Sea by its founder, Ole Hanson, “SC” (as it’s now referred to by locals), might be considered the board-shorts, sandal-wearing, conservation-minded, step-child to its wealthy, sister-cities to the north like Irvine and Newport Beach. [Read]

San Luis Obispo
Imagine a town where the ghosts of Spanish-ruled California, and contemporary nightlife, trendy stores, and fabulous restaurants ntersect. Located between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo is nestled in the mountains of Central California, just minutes from some of the world's most beautiful coastline. [Read]

Gettin' Frank in Palm Springs
Mention Palm Springs and all kinds of images pop to mind. Sunglasses, palm trees, gorgeous blue skies backset by the towering San Jacinto Mountains, modern style homes, friendly people, gobs of sunshine to bask in by large crystal blue swimming pools, and shops, lots and lots of shops. Celebrities might also come to mind, especially Frank Sinatra. [Read]

Chinatown - San Francisco
San Francisco's Chinatown

Hanging Out in San Francisco's North End
Like the Beat writers of the 50s, we had been lured here by the European atmosphere of the area, which had been created by a nineteenth century wave of immigrants who wanted in on the Gold Rush. It was the Italians who took hold; stayed on and opened bakeries, cafes, and restaurants. [Read]

Stay & Play Along Hwy 1
Those with time to spare might consider a drive along cliff-hugging Highway 1 between the two tourist meccas. It may even be worth spending the majority of your time stopping along this breathtaking route, where the journey is just as important as your end destination. [Read]

Mosaic Hotel, Beverly Hills
Unlike large swanky hotels that suck your wallet dry, the Mosaic Hotel is one of Beverly Hills' best-kept secrets. Luxury without breaking the bank.

Capistrano's Restaurant: HiIdden Jewel near LAX

Most hotels have restaurants but not all hotels have good restaurants. The Embassy Suites LAX South proves it is possible for a hotel to have a great restaurant. [Read]

Hilton Costa Mesa
It's all about the location, isn't it? Of course...but add in great restaurant, beautiful decor, 90-foot-tall ceilings and all the amenities a business traveler could want...and you've got the Hilton Costa Mesa. [Read]

Embassy Suites LAX South, Los Angeles
Located a scant, convenient mile from LAX, this Embassy Suites offers so much for so little. The perfect hotel for a family for business traveler.

Good Vibes at the Mondrian
An oasis in the middle of bustling Los Angeles, the Mondrian offers respite without forgoing style.

Inn at Playa del Ray
Are you visiting the Santa Monica area on business? Well, instead of checking into an overpriced, overcrowded hotel, why don't you stay at this charming inn? [Read]

Shirley Fong-Torres: The Pied Piper of San Francisco Chinatown
Have we got a tour for you to take the next time you're in San Francisco! Forget Alcatraz - let George Medovoy show you the wonders of Chintatown and the woman who is introducing the masses to a whole other world sitting in the shadow of the Transamerica Building. [Read]

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