September is grand for a number of reasons, not least of which is that glorious event that is grape harvest. And there is no state in the U.S. that harvests more grapes than California.
One of the benefits of hitting the shore in autumn is affordable hotel rates, putting dream destinations like Hilton Head, Montauk, Laguna Beach, and even Nantucket within your reach. Here are our favorite American beach towns with fall rates that say, "Welcome!"
California is known for many things, including gorgeous weather, breathtaking landscapes and my personal favorite, the year-round festivals. While it's difficult to narrow down the top festivals, here are my top picks.
If a trip to Germany isn't in the budget this year, you can still partake in the merrymaking festivities closer to home. Here are seven of the best Oktoberfest celebrations across the United States.
Many of my friends look at me like I am crazy, but I am a big fan of bringing my kids to Wine Country. Why not? If they are going to whine, I'll at least drink some wine. If they are going to be outside, why not play in the country?
Even in these last few weeks of the summer travel season, we continue to hear summer songs that capture the spirit of the season or stir memories of waterside romance. But how many were inspired by an actual location?
Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.
When it comes to the tourism relationship with China, California not only benefits from Chinese visitors today but stands to benefit even more tomorrow. Future tourism development must be a priority.
True, the desert is not the first place we consider when planning a summer getaway, but that's all the more reason to jet down to Palm Springs now. ...
Visitors will never go hungry in San Diego. Although they might go crazy trying to decide where to eat! San Diego County boasts oodles of restaurants, and I've created a list of my favorites.
You made my childhood exotic and unforgettable.
Ghirardelli may be San Francisco's best known chocolate, but production moved away years ago. Today, TCHO is the real San Francisco chocolate -- and it's the only place in town involved in the entire chocolate making process.
I'd been reading about and wanting to visit Post Ranch Inn for at least 10 years. Suffice it to say, it is for very good reason that this property is known to be one of the very best in the world.
Beneath the glitz and glamour of the showbiz capital of the world is a sprawling city with neighborhoods catering to every personality imaginable, ensuring endless possibilities of activity for anyone.
It's called "America's Finest City." And if your idea of a fine city includes near-perfect weather, great beaches, scenic beauty, fine dining and a lively downtown, then San Diego will rank at the top of the list.
I recently went to visit a dear friend, a long time resident of Sonoma, who happens to be very plugged into the Sonoma culinary scene, and I got to see just what makes insider-Sonoma so special.