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Guide to Visit Upper Lake Clementine Beach in Auburn, Northern California
Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Auburn is a charming town known for its rich history and natural beauty. One of its hidden gems is Upper Lake Clementine Beach, a tranquil lakeside oasis that is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This picturesque spot offers a blend of outdoor water activities, swimming, stunning landscapes, and a serene atmosphere that’s perfect for a day of relaxation or adventure. #sacramento #auburn
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San Francisco to San Diego Road Trip: All the Best Stops
Here’s my list of spots worth checking out along your San Fran to San Diego road trip. It includes beaches, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, tourist attractions, and more to help you make the most of your drive along the California coast!
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The Perfect San Diego Itinerary for 1, 2, or 3 Days
Whether you’re looking for tips for how to spend one day in San Diego or have the whole weekend in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. You see, I grew up going to the Jersey Shore every summer from age 7 – 19. You might be saying, “Uh, I’m looking for a San Diego itinerary…why are you talking about Jersey?”, but hear me out! I remember sitting on the lifeguard stand at night watching the waves crash under the moon. I remember my dad asking the hotel staff if they have muffin tins so...
the 3 - day weekend in santa barbara itinerary
3-Day Weekend Santa Barbara Itinerary
I’ve put together this Santa Barbara itinerary to help you explore the best of the city. From must-see attractions to off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, here’s how to spend your time in Santa Barbara, California!
4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary
If you’re planning a long weekend in LA and want a mix of must-see spots, excellent food, and less-touristy experiences, use this 4 day LA itinerary as your guide! Feel free to swap the order of these days so that you avoid major attractions on weekends. Note, this itinerary assumes you will rent a car! Get the full itinerary here https://www.emeraldpalate.com/4-day-los-angeles-itinerary/
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All the Best Road Trip Stops: San Francisco to San Diego
Here's my list of spots worth checking out along your San Fran to San Diego road trip. It includes beaches, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, tourist attractions, and more to help you make the most of your drive along the California coast!
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San Diego Hidden Gems
Find the hidden gems in San Diego that locals know are the best things to do in San Diego, California. This stunning Southern California city is near the Mexico border and has amazing beaches, restaurants, shopping, hikes, and more. #sandiegobucketlist #bestrestaurantsinsandiego #pacificbeachsandiegorestaurants #littleitaysandiegorestaurants #bestbeachesinsandiego #besttacosinsandiego
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San Diego’s Best Hidden Gem Restaurants
San Diego has restaurants for almost every cuisine you can think of, from Russian to fish sandwiches and Mexican street tacos. I’ve gone on many food crawls to fit in as much as possible, and these spots are the ones off the beaten path that I go to again and again.
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Road Trips from San Diego to Take in Your Lifetime
If you’re curious about the best road trips from San Diego, get ready because I’ve come up with a list of fun destinations. They’re organized by distance, each being a six hours or less drive time from SD.
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San Diego Hidden Gems
Find the hidden gems in San Diego that locals know are the best things to do in San Diego, California. This stunning Southern California city is near the Mexico border and has amazing beaches, restaurants, shopping, hikes, and more. #sandiegobucketlist #bestrestaurantsinsandiego #pacificbeachsandiegorestaurants #littleitaysandiegorestaurants #bestbeachesinsandiego #besttacosinsandiego
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The Perfect 4-Day LA Itinerary
The perfect 4 day Los Angeles itinerary including where to eat in LA, must-do LA hikes, Los Angeles viewpoints, a guide to Venice Beach, CA, and how to make the most of a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. If you are wondering how to spend 4 days in LA or need a Los Angeles long weekend, let this be your guide to LA and all the things to do in Los Angeles!
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The Perfect 4 Day Itinerary - Los Angeles
Feel free to swap the order of these days so that you avoid major Los Angeles attractions on weekends. Note, this itinerary assumes you’ll rent a car! I’ll keep updating this as I find more fun things to do in LA during a long weekend, so save this to Pinterest for later!
4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary
If you’re planning a long weekend in LA and want a mix of must-see spots, excellent food, and less-touristy experiences, use this 4 day LA itinerary as your guide! Feel free to swap the order of these days so that you avoid major attractions on weekends. Note, this itinerary assumes you will rent a car! Get the full itinerary here https://www.emeraldpalate.com/4-day-los-angeles-itinerary/
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San Diego’s Best Hidden Gem Restaurants
San Diego has restaurants for almost every cuisine you can think of, from Russian to fish sandwiches and Mexican street tacos. I’ve gone on many food crawls to fit in as much as possible, and these spots are the ones off the beaten path that I go to again and again.
the complete one day sequia national park itinerary
Sequoia National Park itinerary
Looking for the perfect one day Sequoia National Park Itinerary? Here you will find the best things to do in Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Park photography, Moro Rock Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Park hikes, where to stay in Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Park Three Rivers California, Sequoia National Park in one day, best hikes in Sequoia National Park, what to do in Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Park day trip #sequoianationalpark #sequoia
san francisco to san diego road trip all the best stops drive along the ca coast
San Francisco to San Diego Road Trip: All the Best Stops
Here’s my list of spots worth checking out along your San Fran to San Diego road trip. It includes beaches, hiking, wine tasting, shopping, tourist attractions, and more to help you make the most of your drive along the California coast!
the 3 - day weekend in santa barbara itinerary
3-Day Weekend Santa Barbara Itinerary
I’ve put together this Santa Barbara itinerary to help you explore the best of the city. From must-see attractions to off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, here’s how to spend your time in Santa Barbara, California!
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The Ultimate San Diego Itinerary
The ultimate non-touristy San Diego itinerary! Whether you have one day in San Diego, 2 days, or 3 days, here are the best things to do in SD off the tourist path! #sandiego #california #visitcalifornia #travel #vacations
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California Adventure Highway 1 Road Trip Guide
The Ultimate California Highway 1 Road Trip Guide #roadtrip #highway1 #CaliforniaRoadTrip #California #PacificCoastHighway
4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary You’ll Want to Copy
If you're planning a long weekend in LA and want mix of must-see spots, excellent food, and less-touristy experiences, use this 4 day LA itinerary as your guide!
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The Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Los Angeles Desserts
In the bustling city of Los Angeles, the quest for the perfect dessert never ends. From college hangouts to elegant French patisseries, to neighborhood bakeries and upscale dessert boutiques, LA has a delightful array of desserts for every taste and every palate. Join us as we explore some of the city's most beloved treats. #losangeles #southerncalifornia #foodieguide
the 3 - day weekend in santa barbara itinerary
3-Day Weekend Santa Barbara Itinerary
I’ve put together this Santa Barbara itinerary to help you explore the best of the city. From must-see attractions to off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, here’s how to spend your time in Santa Barbara, California!
ceviche with nachos at a San Diego restaurant
San Diego Hidden Gems
Find the hidden gems in San Diego that locals know are the best things to do in San Diego, California. This stunning Southern California city is near the Mexico border and has amazing beaches, restaurants, shopping, hikes, and more. #sandiegobucketlist #bestrestaurantsinsandiego #pacificbeachsandiegorestaurants #littleitaysandiegorestaurants #bestbeachesinsandiego #besttacosinsandiego
a woman in a pink dress and straw hat walking through a garden center with lots of potted plants
The Perfect San Diego Itinerary for 1, 2, or 3 Days
Whether you’re looking for tips for how to spend one day in San Diego or have the whole weekend in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. You see, I grew up going to the Jersey Shore every summer from age 7 – 19. You might be saying, “Uh, I’m looking for a San Diego itinerary…why are you talking about Jersey?”, but hear me out! I remember sitting on the lifeguard stand at night watching the waves crash under the moon. I remember my dad asking the hotel staff if they have muffin tins so...
the ultimate non - touristy san diego itinerary with text overlay that reads, the ultimate non - touristy san diego itinerary
The Ultimate San Diego Itinerary
The ultimate non-touristy San Diego itinerary! Whether you have one day in San Diego, 2 days, or 3 days, here are the best things to do in SD off the tourist path! #sandiego #california #visitcalifornia #travel #vacations
a black plate topped with food on top of a wooden table
San Diego’s Best Hidden Gem Restaurants
San Diego has restaurants for almost every cuisine you can think of, from Russian to fish sandwiches and Mexican street tacos. I’ve gone on many food crawls to fit in as much as possible, and these spots are the ones off the beaten path that I go to again and again.
4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary
If you’re planning a long weekend in LA and want a mix of must-see spots, excellent food, and less-touristy experiences, use this 4 day LA itinerary as your guide! Feel free to swap the order of these days so that you avoid major attractions on weekends. Note, this itinerary assumes you will rent a car! Get the full itinerary here https://www.emeraldpalate.com/4-day-los-angeles-itinerary/
4 Day Los Angeles Itinerary You’ll Want to Copy
If you're planning a long weekend in LA and want mix of must-see spots, excellent food, and less-touristy experiences, use this 4 day LA itinerary as your guide!
the 3 - day weekend in santa barbara itinerary
3-Day Weekend Santa Barbara Itinerary
I’ve put together this Santa Barbara itinerary to help you explore the best of the city. From must-see attractions to off-the-beaten-path hidden gems, here’s how to spend your time in Santa Barbara, California!
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Awesome things to do in Palm Springs
I love Palm Springs! Joshua Tree is extraordinary, but there are a few more reasons to add Palm Springs to your road trip: mid-century modern architecture and two annual tours, San Andreas Fault, delicious date shakes and a whole lot more! #PalmSprings #roadtrip #traveltips #travel #JoshuaTree