While Everyone Else Goes to Tahoe, Book a Trip to Clear Lake

Saloons or wine tastings? Kayaking or hiking? It’s all on the table in Lake County.


The Sierra Grand Traverse Is a Brilliant New Hiking Trail Through California

There’s a narrow window of ideal weather for the 21-day hike, and it’s coming up


How to Dry Age Beef at Home

COO and third-generation butcher Katie Flannery shares her tips


The Big Melt Is Here — So Get to These 10 Magnificent California Waterfalls and Swimming Holes, Stat

From Shasta’s “eighth wonder of the world” to clothing-optional natural pools


What It’s Like Becoming a Ganjier, a Sommelier for Weed

Scott Reiman offers consulting, food pairings and 420-friendly happy hours


The Best Place to See the Perseid Meteor Shower Near Los Angeles

The clearest view of shooting stars, close to the big city


The 5-Planet Alignment Is Here — These Are the Best Places in California to See It

Mark your calendars for June 24, when there’s a waning surprise between Venus and Mars


Here’s Exactly Where to See Lompoc’s NASA and SpaceX Rocket Launches

A best-ever day trip, and all you’ll need is some solid parking abilities

Food & Drink

This Weekend’s Your Chance to Sip Sake on the Rose Bowl Field

Some seriously good news: Masters of Taste returns after a two-year absence