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I agree with the recommendations given here for places to go near Hearst Castle. Here are three other recommendations, though: Don't go to the castle first thing in the morning -- give the fog time to lift, so you can get the best distance view... See More
Between Los Angeles and San Francisco is one of the most beautiful coastal highways in the world. You should rent a car and drive it, spending as much time as possible on Highway 1, which follows the coast. Some very special places include: Santa Barbara,... See More
Kids love castles. There are lots and lots of them in the Old World. One place that has medieval towers just made to fascinate 10 year olds is San Gimignano, in Tuscany. Fair warning, though: San Gimignano, unfortunately, been overrun by hordes of tourists... See More
New York City works hard to be fun and exciting in December, which is the height of the Christmas shopping season. The streets and attractions can be crowded and hotels are expensive. I would advise you to go and enjoy the city, but not spend all 15 days... See More
Take a cruise on Schooner PIONEER (1885) out of South Street Seaport. A lovely two hours in New York Harbor, by Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty, under old time canvas sail. Beautiful, especially in September. See More
Looking for recommendations specifically in or around: Monterey or Big Sur Yosemite National Park Lake Tahoe Napa San Francisco Bed & breakfasts are fine as alternatives, might even be preferable in some spots. Also, any specific must-visit wineries in Napa?... See More
Ballast Point Brewing Company -- can't say enough about Calico Amber Ale. Also, never been to the brewpub, but I love most of what Lagunitas Brewing Company makes. They're up north in Petaluma. Just putting that... See More