Places in California
LA runs deeper than her blonde beaches, rolling hills and beemers-for-days would have you believe. She’s a myth. A beacon for countless small-town dreamers, rockers and risk-takers, an open-minded angel who encourages her people to live and let live without judgement or shame.
Grab your coat and a handful of glitter, and enter the land of fog and fabulousness. So long, inhibitions; hello, San Francisco. Neighborhood Microclimates Microclimates add a touch of magic realism to San Francisco: when it's drizzling in the outer reaches of Golden Gate Park, it may be sunny in the Mission.
New York has its cabbie, Chicago its bluesman and Seattle its coffee-drinking boho. San Diego, meanwhile, has the valet guy in a polo shirt, khaki shorts and crisp new sneakers. With his perfectly tousled hair, great tan and gentle enthusiasm, he looks like he’s on a perennial spring break, and when he wishes you welcome, he really means it.
Tours and activities
Skip the Line: Front of Line Pass at Universal Studios Hollywood
Get the celebrity treatment with this all-access pass. It includes all-day admission to the park, one-time priority access to all rides, shows and attractions, plus behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions...
Tips and articles
First time Los Angeles: discover the best of the City of Angels
People think they know Los Angeles, even, sometimes especially, if they’ve never been: a land of starstruck dreamers, Tinseltown magic, traffic-numbed freeways, silicone-inflated bimbos and jacked-up himbos...
First time San Francisco: discover the best of the City by the Bay
Welcome to America’s most liberal city, where you can say what you like, do what you want and act like a freak without anyone caring...
First time Yosemite National Park
'The mountains are calling, and I must go,' penned John Muir, the poetic naturalist of the Sierra Nevada...
First time San Diego: discover the best of America's finest city
San Diego calls itself America’s Finest City, and who are we to argue? Its sunny, breezy countenance animates the pandas and koalas at its world-famous zoo, skaters and surfers on its iconic beaches, tousled-haired va...