Editor Picks: Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Long Beach
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
3M ago
A picturesque city on the coast of California, Long Beach is known for its sunny days and laidback beach vibes, as well as a great selection of luxury and boutique hotels.  Queen Mary (Photo: booking.com) Long Beach certainly lives up to its name, with long stretches of white sand beaches that are perfect for a sunset surf or a day spent in the sunshine. But Long Beach isn’t just about the beach – there are top end restaurants and bars to enjoy too, not to mention expansive national forests and parks within easy driving distance. The city itself has plenty to offer in terms of world-cla ..read more
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12 Things to Do in Downtown San Diego
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
6M ago
Spanning the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy, San Diego’s downtown district draws visitors and locals alike in their droves. A giant waterside sculpture of the legendary V-J Day kiss along Greatest Generation Walk (Photo: Ted Eytan via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0) With its blend of Spanish colonial architecture and modern high rises, downtown San Diego’s juxtaposition of old and new gives it a distinctive appearance. The district is also a thriving hub for art and culture, while the Bayfront area offers a flavour of waterside living. If you’re planning to visit San Diego and would ..read more
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The best Wine Tastings & Tours from San Luis Obispo / Pismo Beach
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
6M ago
For anyone keen to explore the world-famous wine region of Central California, the cities of San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach are the perfect jumping-off points. (Photo: Sidecar Tours Inc. San Luis Obispo / Courtesy GetYourGuide) Teeming with world class vineyards, lovers of the fermented grape see a trip to California’s Central Coast region as being akin to a religious pilgrimage. Tens of thousands of visitors come in their droves each year to gain a fascinating insight into the wine-making process – not to mention a chance to sample some of the local produce. Here are some of the best guide ..read more
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5 of the Best Silicon Valley Tours
Travel Mag » California
by Paul
6M ago
Renowned across the world as the epicentre of tech innovation, Silicon Valley can be discovered by joining a wide choice of guided tours. (Photo: A Taste of SF Tours, Inc / Courtesy GetYourGuide) Situated in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California, and home to some of the world’s most foremost technology companies including Apple, Facebook and Google, Silicon Valley is a popular stopping-off point for people travelling through the wider California region. If you’d like to spend some time exploring the famous tech hotbed, we’ve picked out 5 of the best Silicon Valley tours currently ..read more
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5 Cool Surf Lessons to Book in Santa Monica
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
6M ago
Situated west of downtown Los Angeles, the Californian coastal city of Santa Monica is one of the world’s most popular surfing destinations. (Photo: Fun Surf LA / Courtesy GetYourGuide) Nestled among 75 miles of idyllic Los Angeles County coastline, the city is renowned for its world-class surfing conditions that help draw huge numbers of visitors throughout the year. Unsurprisingly, there are a wide selection of surf schools operating out of the area, catering to surfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re coming to Santa Monica and would like to test yourself on its legendary surf breaks ..read more
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The Best Napa & Sonoma Valley Private Wine Tours
Travel Mag » California
by Paul
6M ago
Grapes have been cultivated in the fertile Napa and Sonoma valley soils since 1839. Today vineyards are everywhere. These amazing private tours will help you pick out the best. (Photo: Getyourguide.com) Hundreds of wineries of varying sizes dot the gentle hillsides of the Napa and Sonoma valleys in the center of northern California. Between them, they craft many varietals of grape into stunning wines. While cabernet sauvignon is considered grape royalty in Napa Valley, pinot noir (buoyed by a soliloquy in the movie Sideways), chardonnay and merlot are all common to the region. To work throug ..read more
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Where to Rent a Boat in San Diego
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
6M ago
San Diego has long been a hugely popular destination for yachting visitors keen to explore the area’s waters as well as its land-based attractions. Boats docked in a San Diego harbour (Photo: Paul Sableman via Flickr / CC BY 2.0) Situated on the Pacific coast of California and renowned for its sandy beaches, public parks, art galleries and idyllic climate – not to mention the Mission Bay neighbourhood that’s more than 50% water – San Diego and its surroundings are home to several boat rental companies. Whether it’s a party boat, speed boat, pontoon boat, or whether it’s with captain or witho ..read more
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Fresno Airport Car Rental: The Best Companies
Travel Mag » California
by Stephanie Baker
6M ago
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is the primary commercial airport for the San Joaquin Valley and three national parks: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyo. FAT car rental counters are conveniently located in the in-terminal Car Rental Centre located a few steps away from the baggage claim area. Rental car drop-offs can be made at the adjacent car park. Fresno (Grant Portter via Unsplash) To determine which rental car companies offer the best vehicles across our three categories (Most Affordable, Best for Luxury, Best for Minivans), TravelMag.com carefully researched prices, availab ..read more
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Cheap Short/ Long Term Parking at SFO Airport: Top 3 spots
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
6M ago
While San Francisco International Airport has plenty of its own parking facilities, there are also several off site parking options nearby that tend to be significantly cheaper. A full moon above SFO Airport (Photo: Jay Huang via Flickr / CC BY 2.0) Situated 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, SFO Airport offers flights to locations across America as well as being a major gateway to Europe and Asia. The daily rates for parking at SFO are $18, and long term parking rates start at $126 per week. However, by booking away from the airport, you can save between 40% and 60% on parking rates ..read more
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The best Paso Robles Wine Tastings & Wine Tours
Travel Mag » California
by Paul Joseph
6M ago
Renowned for its world-class wineries and olive groves, the California town of Paso Robles offers a number of organised wine tasting tours. (Photo: Grapeline Wine Tours / Courtesy GetYourGuide) The quirky west coast destination draws huge numbers of dedicated gastronomes and wine lovers every year. If you’re planning a trip to Paso Roble any time soon, and like the idea of joining a wine tour during your visit, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. And so without further ado, here’s our selection of 5 of the best Paso Roble wine tastings and tours currently available. Wineries Day-Tr ..read more
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