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Monday, 18 July 2016 20:30

Top 25 Free Summer Activities in San Diego

bikes on boardwalk Mission Bch SD PicmonkeyBikes on boardwalk at Mission Beach

TASTE News Service, July 19, 2016 - Having fun during the summer in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money. In 2016, Money Magazine designated San Diego as the #1 vacation value in North America.

Cable Car PicmonkeyCable car ride is a must for SF visit

By Patrick Rodgers

Just because the price of craft cocktails is steadily climbing doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had for the budget-conscious traveler. Here are 10 fun ways to experience the city without breaking the bank.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:39

Exploring Art in Sonoma County, California

Sonoma artist Theodora Elston PicmonkeyTheodora Elston opens her studio during a Sonoma ArtTrails event

TASTE News Service, June 22, 2016 - In addition to offering ideal conditions for premium wine grapes and farm-to-table delicacies, Sonoma Wine Country nurtures the creative spirit. Its lush landscapes and dynamic creative culture attract and inspire artists of all types and styles, including weekend painters and potters, emerging artists, and professional artists who have gained national and international renown.

Monday, 20 June 2016 12:36

Family Adventures in Sacramento

Juggling Joe Picmonkey

 

TASTE News Service, June 20, 2016 - Parents need look no further than Sacramento for a family-friendly destination that will please visitors of any age. From cool historical sites to kid-friendly restaurants, the city is packed with family-sized fun.

Below are just a few family adventures to try in the Sacramento region:

Stephen Willey with gold payment PicmonkeyStephen Willey, proprietor of the National Hotel in Jamestown, weighs gold dust in the saloon

TASTE News Service, June 9, 2016 – In a small town in Northern California, hotel guests have an opportunity to participate in a history-rich Mother Lode tradition that no place else can claim. They can pay for their stay in gold dust at the National Hotel in Jamestown.

bike trail Sacto Picmonkey 2Bike trail follows American River for nearly 30 miles

by Matthew Guillory

May 24, 2016 - When you are planning your visit to Sacramento, remember that “California Begins Here.” That does not only refer to the history of California and our designation as the capital city – it also refers to the Sacramento lifestyle. Sacramento celebrates the California lifestyle in a laid-back, approachable way that its visitors can enjoy as well.

Friday, 06 May 2016 19:02

What's New in San Diego

Gorilla and Baby Picmonkey

TASTE News Service, May 6, 2016 - Founded in Balboa Park in 1916 by Dr. Harry Wegeforth, the San Diego Zoo commemorates 100 years as one of the world's leading animal presentation facilities with a series of special events through the summer including an uproarious new Wegeforth Bowl Centennial Show filled with music, video and animal ambassadors; a new centennial-themed Bus Tour Film Experience, featuring an exhilarating cinematic look at the zoo's global conservation work to save species from extinction, and Nighttime Zoo (Jul. 19−Sep. 5), when the zoo is open late with entertainment and animal encounters, culminating in a dazzling evening procession.

Fort Point Natl Parks SvcBy David Armstrong

May 2, 2016 - Fort Point, a Civil War-era fortress straddled by the Golden Gate Bridge, rose in 1861 on the site of an abandoned Spanish fort beside the chokepoint of the Golden Gate Strait. Its mission: protect San Francisco from Confederate warships. The red brick fortress was formidable, bristling with 140 soldiers manning 65 cannons behind 7-foot-thick walls. All to no purpose; the Rebel raiders never came.

Friday, 15 April 2016 12:25

7 Best Things to Do in San Francisco

Sunrise on Golden Gate BridgeSunrise on Golden Gate Bridge

By Cailin O’Neil

 

1. Take a Bus tour

While in San Francisco I stayed at the San Francisco USA hostel located only 4 blocks from Union Square where I would start my trip off with a hop on hop off bus tour. Various bus tours depart from Union Square, it actually seemed like every bus tour in the city stopped there, right in front of Macy’s.

Monday, 11 April 2016 19:30

New Experiences to Discover in Oceanside

seals mural 846x395 PicmonkeyA tribute to the wondrous work of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and Art Miles Mural Project Team Artists and participating public

TASTE News Service, April 12, 2015- Visitors looking for something new in San Diego County don't have to look further than Oceanside, San Diego's North Shore. From food tours and artisanal dining venues to luxury bike excursions, one-of-a-kind museums, luxury whale watching, and a revamped golf course, this laid-back coastal town is bursting with new experiences for all ages. Here are ten new things travelers won't want to miss on their next visit:

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