If you remember the joy you experienced at your last visit to a German festival complete with festive music, lederhosen, dirndl, and drinks, you can rekindle the memories in California’s charming beer halls, restaurants and meeting places. One such attraction keeps a full year-round schedule of events that offers excitement, entertainment and a great value [...]
Laguna Beach, known as the premier Orange County destination, proudly touts its beaches, art galleries, luxury hotels, and gourmet cuisine prepared in places such as Tabu Grill, which received ZAGAT rating of 29 for the second straight year in 2010.
Also receiving the highest rating in Southern California, Tabu’s accolades provide one more reason to visit [...]
Having recently run a story about the many things to do at San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame, it didn’t really strike me till I spent time in the International Terminal waiting for a flight that this airport truly is a cut above LAX, Ontario, John Wayne Airport, Burbank Airport and others around California.
Shopping and [...]
Do you long for a great meal, but don’t know what to do with the kids? The good news is that most California restaurants offer special deals for the toddlers, tots and youngsters. The entire household is welcomed, when pint sized pleasures include special kids foods, and adult brews, both part of the family experience–especially [...]
It’s a new year and along with that event comes taxes (boo), and the arrival of destination visitors guides (yea!)
If you are not familiar with the routine, destinations throughout the U.S. and California make room in December each year for new, annual magazines arriving in warehouses and filling the storage spaces of tourism offices. Travelers [...]
If it isn’t the capital of dining in California, then San Francisco and the bay area ties for first place in cuisine that breaks the mold, redefining delicious dining. There’s always something or some place new to check out. Here are a few:
Affronti Restaurant & Wine Bar
235 Healdsburg Ave., Suite 105, Healdsburg, 707-431-1113, affrontihealdsburg.com. Neighborhood: [...]
Californians have it all–including Paris. That’s mainly because Las Vegas is so close. Just standing in the grocery store at my California beach town today, three people who didn’t know each other in front of me in line all chimed in that they were from Las Vegas!
For a romantic date, many of my friends confess [...]
If you are visiting or living in California for the 2009 holidays, you’ll discover businesses are closed that seldom shut their doors, including restaurants, grocery stores, and your mainline to food on Dec. 25. Didn’t plan ahead? Well, you’ll still find a few places open that serve burgers & fries, and Disneyland theme park meals [...]
San Clemente, Calif.–There’s no better place to meet for eats than San Clemente. My favorite spot is the San Clemente Pier locals’ fave, Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar. You can sit and watch the surfers in the water just beneath the pier, and gaze at San Clemente’s famous surfing beaches.
One of their best deals is the [...]
The stress has begun. It’s only 2 days away from Thanksgiving and I still don’t know where my family is going to eat–or if we should eat at home.
Here’s the best deal I have found to date: Coco’s restaurant. For $9.99 you get two entrees (one of them turkey). Pie is $1 extra. Beverage is [...]