If there is one place where Southern California charm, history, style, beaches and sun all converge, it has to be on the 7.4 square miles of ground you’ll find at the west end of the sweeping, skyscraper-high Coronado Bridge. The makers of the movie "Some like it Hot" were certainly onto something when Coronado Island was selected for that movie’s locale....read more »
The Channel Islands:
Channel Islands National Park
Sea Kayaking - California's Channel Islands National Park kayaking: for EVERYONE!
Catalina Chamber of Commerce
Napa Valley Wine Tours
Wine Country Safari in Sonoma and Napa
Napa Valley Conference and Visitor's Bureau
San Francisco Convention and Visitor's Bureau - A comprehensive
source of visitor info for leisure and business
San Francisco Hotels and Area Information by Travel Wand
San Francisco Bed and Breakfasts
On the surface San Francisco is all the cliché tourist icons that we know: the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown, etc. But also keep in mind, San Francisco itself is fairly small geographically – not to mention that excluding the residential areas – the city is the home of the SF Giants. During the summertime, a great family-friendly place to catch a ballgame. Sit in the upper deck to see the Bay and the real obvious tourist area of SF. Most residents of the Bay Area do not go down there except to bring friends and relatives. There are restaurants and lots of shopping directed towards tourists. Of course, at Fisherman’s Wharf, you can get the famous crab. (Crab season is September/October to about April). You can eat crab all year round but they’re best in season. And while it’s not really a SF tradition (really an L.A. tradition), the only In ‘N Out Burger joint in SF is at the Fisherman’s Wharf area so if you haven’t had one – get it there! The Pier area (Pier 40 and further south at the Ferry Building) is where the ferries arrive from around the rest of the Bay Area. The mile between the Ferry Building and Pier 39 is an uncluttered waterfront view of underneath the Bay Bridge, Oakland, Berkeley and further east....read more »
Welcome to San Jose
See Santa Barbara - Is an online resource for the Santa Barbara community and a tourist research facility for local businesses and amenities. Featuring shopping, wineries, dining and beaches.
San Miguel Island:
San Miguel Island National Park
San Miguel Map Channel Islands National Park
As soon as you step ashore you can feel the pace of life slow perceptibly. Even the name of the main 'town' on the island is evocative - Avalon.
The 76 square mile island was originally owned by the Wrigley Family (of chewing gum fame) but over 80% is now owned by The Santa Catalina Island Conservancy. The island's interior is unspoilt and protected as a wildlife natural habitat....read more »
This beautiful island lies just 26 miles across the ocean from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Yet it might be thousands of miles away.
West of the 405 Freeway is Santa Monica. A huge sprawling city itself of immense economic diversity with its own neighborhoods.
For teens and tourists, the mall, the pier and the boardwalk are big draws – for other LA natives – not so much. But LA natives will tolerate the 3rd street promenade as it’s one of the few areas of Santa Monica with nice restaurants AND parking. For shopping, Santa Monica has little hidden pockets like Montana Street and others who are willing to venture off the beaten path....read more »
Santa Rosa Island:
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce - A wide array of useful tools and comprehensive information relating to Santa Rosa and area business.
Visit Santa Rosa Sonoma Wine Country - This warm and friendly city, an urban blend of art and culture, food, wine and recreation, is the perfect location for families and all travelers to stay for a relaxing and adventurous vacation.
Alcatraz Island - San Francisco Bay
Visit California Online - California visitor and tourist information with guides to hotels, restaurants, and attractions.