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Escape to MarFarm

Escape to MarFarm

Picturesque Edna Valley RegionESCAPE TO MARFARM ​If you need a break from the hustle and bustle that comes with city life, you’ll want to take a peek at the picturesque Edna Valley region. While perhaps not as familiar as Paso Robles, this beautiful area, known for...

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A MexItalian Inspired Vacation

A MexItalian Inspired Vacation

Sassy, Sunny, Savory San DiegoA MexItalian Inspired VacationWith escalating gas prices, driving can be the more affordable mode of transportation. If driving isn’t your style, SD is a short train ride into the Santa Fe Depot from whichever SoCal city you reside in....

Kona Kai

Kona Kai

SAN DIEGO - SHELTER ISLANDKona Kai Resort and SpaPerched on the western end of San Diego’s Shelter Island, the venerable Kona Kai Resort and Spa has a new look, a new vibe, new suites, and a new club. The Kona Kai has been a San Diego favorite for generations because...

Breakfast Places In SoCal

Breakfast Places In SoCal

The Breakfast Club5 Killer Breakfast Places to Kick-Start Your DayIf you're looking for breakfast in Southern Caliornia we've got you covered.  We've found the hottest spots to satisfy that breakfast/brunch itch. Ventura County Chocolatine French Bakery, Thousand...

Weirdly Wonderful Museums

Weirdly Wonderful Museums

Weirdly Wonderful MuseumsThough most conventional museums are required viewing for their historical value, they’re all apt to look somewhat similar after a period of time. Paintings and sculptures, as masterfully made as they usually are, can blur together. The...

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

SLO-downNot Your Average College TownDo you like wine, history, culture and an abundance of outdoor activities? San Luis Obispo, also known as SLO, is a town to put at the top of your vacation list. Located on California’s Central Coast, midway between Los Angeles and...

Concert Venues in So Cal

Concert Venues in So Cal

The Lucky 7Prime-Time Concert Venues in So CalIf there is one maxim about live music, it's the following: The perception of the music is highly influenced by where it is performed. The setting could be indoors or in the open air, but, nevertheless, it has to be...

ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN CAIFORNIA

ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN SOUTHERN CAIFORNIA

OH MY!LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARSEveryone loves animals and all over Southern California there are opportunities to see a variety at diverse locations. Check out a few of our favorites. Santa Barbara -- At the Santa Barbara Zoo you can enjoy the regular experience seeing...

Magnificent Murals Around Town

Magnificent Murals Around Town

Treasure troves of murals throughout Southern CaliforniaMagnificent Murals Around TownCan you imagine viewing artwork in a museum without a glowering security guard staring you down to make sure not too close to the piece? What if you had the ability, day or night, in...

Watts Towers

Watts Towers

Accidentally creating an historic piece of workWatts Towers Arts CenterSometimes you begin a journey, unclear of the final destination. You take the first steps and let destiny unfold. Back in 1921, when Simon Rodia purchased a little cottage in Los Angeles with a...

El Camino Real

El Camino Real

21 great reasons to visit Southern CaliforniaEl Camino Real Today they’re a favorite of countless locals and tourists, visited by everyone from history enthusiasts and school-aged children to artists and photographers. With weekly religious services, guided historical...

GLAMPING

GLAMPING

Five Southern California campgrounds up the glam factorGone GlampingCalifornia is undoubtedly known for its car culture. But, the Golden State is also synonymous with the proverbial road trip to one of 18 national forests or thousands of campgrounds in a Winnebago or...

Camarillo Ranch House

Camarillo Ranch House

The Home that Remains a Jewel in the Seaside City’s Crown for More than a CenturyCAMARILLO RANCH HOUSEKnown for picturesque scenery that ranges from agricultural-rich land to Spanish architecture, Camarillo, California, is a lively mix of modern amenities, lush,...

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

SoCal’s IconicSanta Monica Pier The Santa Monica Pier is definitely one of Southern California’s gems. With so much fun to offer, the destination can be a day trip or even a weekend getaway. Restaurants, shopping and a full amusement park are among the possible...

Southern California’s Stairways to the Unknown

Southern California’s Stairways to the Unknown

Southern California's Stairways to the UnknownSouthern California's unique topographic contours have allowed for not only several “secret” outdoor stairwells, but ones that wrap around, descend along hike paths, and surprise in sinuous fashion. Up until now, there...

Terranea

Terranea

TerraneaEscape to LA’s Only Luxury Oceanfront ResortTerranea sits high atop a sun-kissed cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with sweeping views of sea and sky. The resort is a Mediterranean inspired collection of buildings and destinations – the 480-room hotel,...

Santa Ynez Inn

Santa Ynez Inn

Santa Ynez Inn An Escape to Victorian CharmIn a world of contemporary everything, Santa Ynez Inn, located in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, satisfies the needs of travelers who enjoy traditional luxury. One of Santa Ynez Valley’s top boutique inns, the AAA...

Visiting Viejas

Visiting Viejas

SAN DIEGOVisiting ViejasWhat do you look for when planning a vacation? Entertainment? Spa Day? Fabulous eateries? Kid free areas but also kid friendly? Well, we have the perfect spot for you! Viejas Casino & Resort offers all of these amazing features, located...

The Guide To O’side

The Guide To O’side

The Guide To O’sideOceanside is known for perfect weather, beautiful beaches and laidback vibes. Known as O’side by locals, and now SoCal Life readers, this cool Cali town is located in the heart of SoCal. This popular surf spot offers a beachy escape, with activities...

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