From private coves perfect for sunbathing to family-friendly public sands complete with concessions, the Golden State has a beach that fits the bill for all its visitors.
Look no further for aviation-free adventure and budget-conscious bonding than the great American highways -- family road trips are all the rage.
Take a walk on the wild side with the world's biggest reptiles, birds and predatory fish. Here are some of the planet's most extreme animal encounters; they'll turn your vacation into a test of will.
Just far enough away from high-profile Hollywood is the South Bay community of Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo beaches.
Italian linens, culinary decadence, daily spa treatments, even butlers are all in a day's stay at the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in the world.
From snazzy cars to swanky resorts, these mega-toys prove that millionaires work hard and play even harder.
Here are a few modern luxury yurt resorts around the world that have perfected the theme.
Take a ride on one of the world's most romantic vintage train trips.
Discover how 48 hours in this town can rejuvenate your spirit and your belief in the American vacation.
It's a trip you won't soon forget, with spectacular waterfalls, sky-high sequoias, scenic overlooks and enough hiking trails to sate the most avid of outdoorsmen.
Discover the history of San Francisco.
Get ready to turn tradition upside-down with these eccentric rituals.
From Arizona to Zambia, all the places on this list offer eye-opening natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime experiences sure to blow your mind.
Tidepools, formed at low tide when the waters along craggy coasts retreat, teem with living creatures typically invisible to the naked eye.