We saw 3 humpback whales, a fin whale, plus several thousand common dolphin. The humpback whales included Twitch and Flicka who are often seen together with a yet to be identified third humpback. These humpback whales were with several large pods of common dolphin feeding with hundreds of birds, sea lions and at times seemed to extend for miles in every direction. Conservative estimates are about 2,000 common dolphin which is well over the 1,000 needed to be considered a “super pod” or “mega pod.” These humpback whales were very active on the surface. We observed multiple extended sessions of tail throws, plus pec slaps, rolling, breaching and more!
From easy family walks to local bucket-list treks, here’s where to go to walk off those candied yams and feel grateful to be here. Use a hiking app such as AllTrails (alltrails.com) or Gaia (gaiagps.com) for details on routes and trailheads.
Road trips are back. Thanks to the pandemic, Americans are discovering the vast array of landscapes, small towns, and beautiful scenery across the US like never before, all from the private bubbles cars afford. Fortunately for those close to California, road trips are an option nearly year round, and there’s no better all-weather drive like the coast-hugging Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), the longest state route in California clocking in at 656 miles. I haven’t completed the whole route yet, but one of my favorite portions runs down Malibu and ends just a mile from one of Santa Monica’s prime properties: Shutters on the Beach.
Forget Mediterranean and Baltic avenues, Monopoly gets the California treatment — minus the traffic on I-80 — in a new artistic version of the classic board game.
A newly released limited edition of the classic board game comes with a scenic California route where players can take in the view from the Pacific Coast Highway, cruise along Route 66, check out Rodeo Drive, head to the desert or up to the Bay Area for a look at the Lower Haight
Visit Carlsbad has launched its Carlsbad is Calling campaign to entice regional and local travelers looking to safely escape and experience the Coastal Southern California destination while staying within current COVID-19 restrictions. The campaign is designed to remind visitors of the destination’s incredible outdoor activities including seven miles of uncrowded coastline, serene hiking trails, peaceful lagoons which can all be experienced year-round.
Explore a rugged coast with endless views, pristine forests & relics of the past.
The popular campgrounds, one of the most in-demand in the California State Parks system, will be off limits for six months, a closure put in place so a sewer system can be repaired.
If you walk around the downtown area in Huntington Beach, you can spot dumpsters artistically decorated in vibrant, colorful designs. They are scattered all around and even in some hard to find spots.
Back in 2017, the Huntington Beach Public Art Alliance brought dumpster painting to the community with their “Dumpsters on Parade” project. They teamed up with 30 local artists of all ages to have the dumpsters designed and painted in an ongoing effort to help beautify the city with public art and bring the community together.
Kim Kramer, co-founder of HBPAA, said all the artists came together to paint the bins in one location and they really learned from each other.
The 12-bedroom house has its own private beach, a custom-built marble staircase and an 18-foot crystal chandelier
Forget Mediterranean and Baltic avenues, Monopoly gets the California treatment minus the traffic on the 405 in a new artistic version of the classic board game.
Slip on your shades, slide open the sunroof and stash your sticks in back. A long weekend approaches, and a road trip awaits. We’ll be motoring north on the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1, the famously scenic route that hugs the California coast, on our way from Orange County to the Monterey Peninsula.
The right road trip isn’t right without the right car
Road crews will be repairing slabs and completing slurry seal work on a four-mile stretch for the next four nights beginning Wednesday.
The Ventana Big Sur is an Alila property, located just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur, California. Hyatt acquired Alila in 2018, and ever since then, my now-fiancée and I have had our eyes set on visiting what’s arguably Hyatt’s nicest resort in North America.
Nestled in the seaside city of Oxnard, California, a short stroll from the Pacific Coast Highway, the Mullin Automotive Museum is home to a treasure trove of Bugattis and Delahayes. Given the current restrictions in the state of California, though, the Mullin Automotive Museum is closed until further notice. That, however, is not an excuse for you to miss out on a visual tour of one of the finest French car collections in the world.
The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica overlooks the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica Beach and is a short walk from Santa Monica Pier.
He's a music producer best known for his work with younger sister Billie Eilish.
And now Finneas O'Connell, 23, has splashed out $5.2 million on a small beachfront home in Malibu, Variety reported Wednesday.
The property is located on Pacific Coast Highway at Las Flores beach, a little way south of the Malibu Pier and celebrity hotspot Nobu.
This is supposed to the time of year for clear skies in Morro Bay. The fog, when it comes in at all, usually lifts by noon, says Mary Robinson the owner of Paddlesports Morro Bay.
One of the unexpected outcomes of the coronavirus pandemic: the surge in surfing.
Since the pandemic hit earlier this year, people have sought refuge outdoors to escape the confines of their homes. The vast ocean, where you could find space in the salt water, became a place people felt safe.
Shut down. Reopen. Shut down. Reopen.
That’s the roller coaster hair and nail salon owners in Seal Beach have experienced the past six months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We finally get to reopen which is something we’re excited about,” Nick Pham, owner of Solara Nail Bar on Pacific Coast Highway, said in an interview this week.
The Pacific Coast Highway in California book shows in historic photos the building of the Pacific Coast Highway from its earliest beginnings in 1911.
A striking new mural by two local artists was recently completed on one of the city’s largest parklets—the temporary structures that have become widespread as a way to give restaurants the ability to serve patrons outside—by adding some fall colors and a vibrant look to the cluster of shops and restaurants just off Pacific Coast Highway and Anaheim Street.
It used to be that no one wanted to go to Alcatraz. The infamous prison was home to only the most notorious criminals. Now, it's San Francisco's most popular attraction and part of one of the most visited national parks in the country. And after closures due to COVID-19, Alcatraz is ready to welcome visitors again—with some changes to keep you safe while visiting the prison.
The Getty Center and the Getty Villa will not reopen until at least January 2021 due to ongoing COVID-19 public health restrictions.
The Getty Center, which is perched in the hills of the Pacific Palisades above the 405 Freeway, and the Getty Villa, located off Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, have both been closed since March.
Passengers on board a TUI flight from the Greek island of Zakynthos to Cardiff in Wales, were advised to self-isolate after at least seven people tested positive for Covid-19.
The new coronavirus incidents at 16 on Monday come after at least 11 out of 30 teenagers from the UK who vacationed on the same island contracted coronavirus last week.
Dec 04, 20 07:42 PM
We saw 3 humpback whales, a fin whale, plus several thousand common dolphin. The humpback whales included Twitch and Flicka who are often seen together with a yet to be identified third humpback. Thes…
Nov 25, 20 09:48 AM
From easy family walks to local bucket-list treks, here’s where to go to walk off those candied yams and feel grateful to be here. Use a hiking app such as AllTrails (alltrails.com) or Gaia (gaiagps.c…
Nov 05, 20 03:41 AM
Road trips are back. Thanks to the pandemic, Americans are discovering the vast array of landscapes, small towns, and beautiful scenery across the US like never before, all from the private bubbles ca…