California Getaways

The Best Winter Wildlife Watching in Northern CaliforniaIf you’re looking for something interesting and affordable to do this winter, Mother Nature is putting on ... Read More »

The Best Kid-Friendly Museums in Northern CaliforniaNow that winter is upon us (and how), it’s time to plan some indoor getaways to get ... 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 »

Matt’s Top Tips to Yosemite National ParkIt always amazes me to meet people who’ve lived in California for years and have never been ... 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 Best Snow-Play Getaways to Lake TahoeSo you don’t ski or snowboard—big deal. There are plenty of other exhilarating winter activities in ... 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 »

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

Ten Essential Travel TipsI recently read a fantastic article in the Travel section of The New York Times on tips for ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Top 5 Secret Adventures to Marin CountySpend some time in Marin County, at the “other” end of the Golden Gate Bridge, and it doesn’... Read More »

Christmas Getaways to the Central CoastThere’s nothing more relaxing than sipping a glass of cabernet by a cozy, crackling fire on the ... Read More »

California Hotel Deals

Coachman’s Inn, Carmel-by-the-Sea

from
$157
Free Breakfast in Bed!

In the heart of Carmel among the quaint shops and restaurants is this pristine little inn. For a romantic Carmel getaway it's exactly what you're looking for, and only through LocalGetaways will you get such an amazing offer that includes 30% OFF, breakfast delivered to your door room, and much more. Plus it's only a 5-minute stroll to Carmel Beach. You will love this pet-friendly inn.

Save $70 per Night!
Free WiFi & Parking!
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West Cliff Inn, Santa Cruz

from
$129
FRIDAY NIGHTS TOO!

Enjoy a romantic coastal getaway at Santa Cruz’s West Cliff Inn (you will LOVE this charming B&B) with rates starting at just $129 per night. This amazing offer even includes a complimentary bottle of wine, full breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, evening turndown service, and free bicycles rentals.

FREE Breakfast!
Complimentary Wine!
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Lakeside Inn & Casino, South Lake Tahoe

from
$69
$25 Dining Credit!

If you’re looking for an affordable getaway to South Lake Tahoe this winter—one with free shuttle access to the local ski resorts—this is it. For a limited time, the pet-friendly Lakeside Inn & Casino is offering a special promotion exclusively through LocalGetaways, with lakeside guestroom as low as $69, free Wi-Fi, and a $25 dining credit at the Latin Soul or The Timbers restaurant.

Free Ski Shuttle!
Free Wi-Fi!
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Monte Verde Inn/Casa de Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea

from
$119
BREAKFAST IN BED!

Reserve your romantic & pet-friendly getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea today! This exclusive LocalGetaways offer includes FREE Continental Breakfast delivered to your door, FREE WiFi, FREE on-site parking, FREE gourmet coffee & teas, 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.

FREE WiFi!
DOWNTOWN CARMEL!
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Little River Inn, Mendocino Coast

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$149
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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Lone Oak Lodge, Monterey

from
$64
BEST DEAL IN MONTEREY!

Welcome to an affordable oasis at Monterey’s Lone Oak Lodge, voted Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value! After a fun day at Monterey Bay Aquarium or on a whale watching cruise, relax in your spacious guestroom with queen-size bed starting as low as $64 a night mid-week. Offer includes loads of free amenities such as free Wi-Fi, dry sauna, exercise equipment, outdoor barbecue, scuba diver rinse area, and in-room coffee, refrigerator, and microwave.

FAMILY SUITES!
FREE Wi-Fi!
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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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Tahoma Meadows B&B Cottages, West Lake Tahoe

from
$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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California Event Deals

12 Annual Chowder Day in Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay
January
31
2015
January 31, Bodega Bay
San Francisco
A Not-So-Sweet Side of Strawberries in Octavio Solis' "Alicia's Miracle"
January
29
2015
10 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$25.00
COMP - $12.50
San Francisco
Bygone Glamour at "Vintage Fashion Expo": Clothes, Accessories and Textiles
March
07
2015
1 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$12.00
COMP - $6.00
San Francisco
Savor China's Culinary Treats on a Chinatown Food Tour
January
31
2015
17 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$60.00
$35.00
San Francisco
San Francisco Golden Gate Park Segway Tour
April
01
2015
1 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$70.00
$35.00
San Francisco
Stoppard's Witty Romantic Drama "Indian Ink"
January
27
2015
10 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$25.00 - $105.00
$15.00 - $63.00
San Francisco
Burlesque, Pole Dancing, a Drag Queen and More at "Vintage Valentine" Show
February
07
2015
Price (Price Range):
$20.00
$10.00
San Francisco
Megan Hilty With Pianist/Host Seth Rudetsky: Broadway @ The Nourse
February
07
2015
Price (Price Range):
$76.50
$39.00
Santa Clara
Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show With Rick Steves
February
07
2015
1 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$11.00
$5.50
San Francisco
"Giselle": San Francisco Ballet's Romantic Classic
January
29
2015
2 more dates
Price (Price Range):
$79.00 - $150.00
$44.00 - $83.00

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