California Getaways

Gift-Buying Getaways to Sonoma Wine CountryI’ve already done your holiday shopping for you. You’re welcome. All you need to do is ... Read More »

Fun Fall Getaways to Southern CaliforniaHello, sweet autumn. So nice to have you back. While it's difficult saying goodbye to those carefree summer ... Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Cross Country SkiingA good friend of mine recently decided to take up cross country skiing, and the experience was so ... Read More »

The Top 7 Wine-Tasting Tours in California’s Wine CountryAs the former author of Frommer’s Wine Country I’ve visited a lot of wineries in Napa ... Read More »

Endless Summer in San DiegoIf you’re having a hard time letting go of summer, read this and you’ll be booking ... Read More »

The Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Northern CaliforniaHave you ever seen anything as happy as a dog playing on the beach? Me neither. Sometimes I ... Read More »

The Top 5 Scenic Drives In Northern CaliforniaSome of the best memories I have as a kid growing up in Sacramento include piling into the ... Read More »

Fun & Affordable River Getaways to Sonoma CountyIf you’re not quite ready for summer to come to an end, and you feel the need ... Read More »

The Top 10 Secrets of Big SurYou know it’s there, and you know you’ve been wanting to go, yet when’s the ... Read More »

Your Summer Getaway to Santa Barbara, The American RivieraIf you don't have time to go to the south of France, how about a summer getaway to ... Read More »

The 7 Natural Wonders of CaliforniaSometime we need to remind ourselves how lucky we are to be living in California. We have it ... Read More »

Huntington Beach – Surf City USACue up the Beach Boys tunes and let’s kick this off with some SoCal trivia! Did you ... Read More »

A Visit with The Queen MaryIf you’ve ever been to Long Beach you’ve probably seen it from a distance: the majestic ... Read More »

7 Summer Adventures to California’s Great OutdoorsNow that winter has passed, it’s time to start planning your summer getaways to the great outdoors. ... Read More »

Blue Whale Watching GetawaysSPECTACULAR!! ORCAS-”KILLER WHALES!!”THE MIGHTY GIANTS “BLUE WHALES!!” HUMPBACK WHALES!! BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!! That’s a typical “Sightings ... Read More »

California Hotel Deals

Carmel Mission Inn

from
$129
FREE BREAKFAST!

Our most popular deal! Score a spacious guestroom in beautiful Carmel with rates starting at just $129 per night, INCLUDING breakfast for two, two free cocktails or espressos, free WiFi, free parking, pet-friendly rooms, heated pool, hot tub, and fitness center. It’s in an ideal location with easy access to Carmel’s beaches, world-class golf courses, and Monterey Bay.

PET FRIENDLY!
HEATED POOL!
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Bodega Bay Lodge, Sonoma Coast

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$179
FRIDAY NIGHTS INCLUDED!

Bodega Bay’s finest hotel is offering one of the BEST DEALS we’ve ever seen. Save $101 on an upgraded Deluxe Room with ocean view, private balcony, and fireplace! This exclusive offer also includes 2-for-1 tasting passes at Gourmet au Bay Wine Bar and daily Afternoon Wine Reception.

OCEAN VIEW!
$91 OFF!
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Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages, West Lake Tahoe

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$99
FREE BREAKFAST!

WOW! You will love the deal they’re offering at my favorite B&B in Lake Tahoe. For a little as $99 you get an overnight stay for two in a cozy cottage near the lake with a queen-size bed and gas-log fireplace, PLUS gourmet breakfast and afternoon Wine & Cheese Hour (believe me—you'll love this place). This amazing deal always books fast, so be sure to reserve a room as soon as possible.

LAKESIDE CABINS!
PET FRIENDLY!
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The Pearl Hotel, San Diego

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$110
UBER COOL!

When we’re in San Diego THIS is where we stay. It has the perfection combination of being the most affordable of the hip/cool hotels in the city, complete with poolside “dive-in” theatre, cocktails from the lounge, onsite restaurant, and a groovy circa 1960s Don Draper atmosphere (without the cigarette smoke of course). You’ll dig it. - Matthew

HEATED POOL!
FREE Wi-Fi!
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Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach

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$199
BEACHFRONT HOTEL

Surf City, here we come! Pack your beach bag and head to the Shorebreak Hotel located directly on beautiful Huntington Beach. This sizzling hot deal includes oceanfront views, easy beach access, personal balcony, free WiFi, and a $15 credit to Zimzala, the hotel's signature restaurant. De-stress on "The Deck" with a cold drink by the cozy fire pits. Bring your pooch and pay no extra fees!

PET FRIENDLY &
ON THE BEACH!
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The Queen Mary, Long Beach

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$109
FREE EXHIBIT TICKETS

History buffs, this getaway’s for you. Take a step back in time and sleep aboard the Queen Mary, one of the grandest ocean liners ever built. This exclusive LocalGetaways package deal includes a luxurious stateroom starting at $109 per night plus tax, PLUS two passes to the "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" exhibition (a savings of $58!). Enjoy WiFi, additional guided tours, fitness center access, onsite shopping, cocktail lounges, upscale restaurant, cafes and more.

ART DECO BEAUTY
CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
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Little River Inn, Mendocino Coast

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$166
WEEKENDS INCLUDED!

If you’ve always wanted to stay at Pebble Beach but couldn’t afford it, HERE is where you want to stay. GORGEOUS ocean views, big cozy guestrooms, seaside golf and tennis, superb cuisine, spa services, outdoor activities galore, a short drive to Mendocino, and the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet. This exclusive LocalGetaways offer includes a special reduced rate and even a FREE bottle of wine! Trust us—you will LOVE the pet-friendly Little River Inn and the family that runs it.

SEASIDE GOLF & TENNIS!
OCEAN VIEWS!
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Monte Verde Inn/Casa de Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea

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$169
DOWNTOWN CARMEL!

Reserve your romantic getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea today and receive 15% off the standard room rate plus NO PET FEE (a $30-per-night savings). This exclusive LocalGetaways offer also includes FREE breakfast in bed, FREE WiFi, FREE on-site parking, FREE gourmet coffee & teas, FREE afternoon snacks, and a FREE decanter of Signature Sherry. You’ll love the location, right in the heart of Carmel’s shopping and dining scene, and just a short walk to the beach.

BREAKFAST IN BED &
NO PET FEE ($30 VALUE)!
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California Event Deals

31st Annual Sonoma Valley Holiday Open House

Sonoma County
November
28
2014
November 28 and 29, Kenwood and Glen Ellen

23rd Annual Winter WINEland

Sonoma County
January
17
2015
January 17-18, Northern Sonoma County

12 Annual Chowder Day in Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay
January
31
2015
January 31, Bodega Bay

7th Annual Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival

Sonoma County
February
07
2015
February 7, Lake Sonoma
San Jose
"Cirque Dreams: Holidaze" -- The Seasonal Spectacular
November
28
2014
1 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$53.00 - $63.00
$28.00 - $33.00
San Francisco
"Cirque du Soleil"'s KURIOS -- "Cabinet of Curiosities"
November
19
2014
16 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$85.00 - $110.00
$75.00 - $95.00
San Francisco
Live '70s Sitcom-edy "Love, Sex, and the IRS"
January
08
2015
9 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$15.00 - $40.00
$7.50 - $20.00
Berkeley
"Loners": One-Act Romantic Relationship Drama
November
09
2014
4 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$25.00 - $50.00
COMP - $25.00
San Francisco
"Beach Blanket Babylon": Long-Running Musical Comedy Revue Celebrates 40 Years in SF
November
01
2014
Price (Price Range):
$56.00
$28.00
San Francisco
Pianist Jeremy Denk & The SF Symphony: Brahms' Second Symphony
November
30
2014
Price (Price Range):
$36.00 - $80.00
$18.00 - $40.00

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