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#1/18
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Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay...... read more »
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Death Valley in California is a stunning landscape of coloured canyons, salt flats and awe-inspiring, record-breaking facts. But every bit as amazing is the road you drive to get there... read more »
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Destination: California
One of the world’s most spectacular road journeys, Highway 1 hugs the Californian coastline. The stretch from San Francisco to LA makes for a great road trip, so rent a convertible and get exploring... read more »
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Destination: Los Angeles
There is something for everyone in Los Angeles, from historic hotels and retro diners to Santa Monica's buzzing beach life and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hollywood studios... read more »
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In backpacker circles, Los Angeles has a wildly undeserved reputation. Dismissed as culture-less, impersonal and drab – a highly unpopular choice. Want to know why this is wrong? Read on…... read more »
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4
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Destination: West Hollywood
Small but perfectly formed, with a vibrant nightlife, West Hollywood is every bit as exclusive as its more famous LA neighbours. Here's where to stay, eat, drink and hang out in cosmopolitan WeHo... read more »
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Orange County has all the yachts, harbourside restaurants and socialites you see on TV in 'The OC'. But it also has authentic beach towns, top-class art museums, historic buildings and plenty of buzz... read more »
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Destination: San Francisco
My husband and I embarked on that old American institution - the road trip. It turned out to be the most amazing holiday of our lives and San Francisco, our starting point, was a highlight.... read more »
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3
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Destination: San Francisco
The eight-mile ride from Oakland to San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge is your introduction to a breathtaking city that defies all classifications. Like its inhabitants, it's full of surprises... read more »
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3
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Destination: Los Angeles
From Malibu in the north to Disneyland in the south, Los Angeles is the American dream supersized. Here is just a glimpse of the attractions you can find along its golden shores.... read more »
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Destination: Moss Landing
Whether you are after fresh seafood, antique shopping, scenic kayaking, or relaxed beach strolling, Moss Landing has something for everyone... read more »
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Destination: Tijuana, San Diego
A few miles south of California’s manicured city of San Diego lies the foreboding and alien town of Tijuana, Mexico... read more »
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Destination: San Francisco
If you're anything like me and want a city break where you can have the best of all worlds – and in large portions – San Francisco, California, is the place for you. Here's how to make the most of it... read more »
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San Diego is a vibrant city with a unique culture, stunning beaches and tantalising food. It's also a perfect year-round destination for families, with loads of exciting things to see and do... read more »
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The wild coast of California, with its long white sands, surfers and never-ending breakers, is familiar from song lyrics and movies. To experience it for real, check out these four San Diego beaches... read more »
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Spotting the plastic surgery round the pool, knocking back Appletinis and exploring the vineyards - it's all part of the fun on a road trip through California... read more »
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Los Angeles is the cradle of the faddish diet, peopled by pole-thin wannabes, and notorious for frowning on calorific over-indulgence. But now it's rebranding itself as a top foodie destination... read more »
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Destination: Los Angeles
Sightseeing in LA doesn't have to be all about celebs and seaside posing: for those keen to experience a different side of the city, that glossy veneer conceals a world of cultural riches ... read more »
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