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California

  • COVID Camping in Big Bear

    A fun budget getaway to the mountains near LA

  • 10 Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in the West

    Incredible golds, oranges and reds of the coast, high desert and mountains.

  • Nature Bathing in Lassen

    The power of sparkling water, romping bears, and endless trails.

  • Escaping to Sea Ranch

    Unplug from the crazy. Plug into nature.

  • Why Grow a Hiker?

    Families reconnect and recharge on the trails.

  • California’s Great Lakes that Aren’t Tahoe

    Locals' favorite family-friendly lakefront destinations

  • A First-Timer Houseboats Shasta Lake

    Even a room-without-a-view leads to the perfect multigenerational Hawaii vacation

  • Local Families’ Favorite California Beaches

    Same coast. More value. Fewer crowds.

  • A Once-in-a-Lifetime Yosemite Summer

    See California's crown jewel with a fraction of normal crowds

  • Best Road Trips in the West

    25 unique & classic must-drive vacations for families

  • Planning Summertime in Lake Tahoe

    Your complete guide to the family-friendliest shores

  • Go Ashore in Long Beach

    Getaway for a Queen Mary stay in a cool corner of LA.

  • A Californian Crowdpleaser

    The wonder & variety of a summer road trip through the Golden State, plus Grand Canyon & Vegas

  • Microplastics: A Not-So-Tiny Problem

    5 ways to help keep micro trash out of our oceans

  • The Joy of California Fruit Pickin’

    An hour from San Francisco, a u-pick summer fruit paradise awaits.

  • 5 Back-to-school Breakaways

    From European glamping to Maine kayaking, check out these last-chance summer escapes

  • Rollin’ on the Russian River

    ... and more splashy, summery times in Forestville and Guerneville.

  • Near the Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Hike and kayak the unspoiled beauty of the Channel Islands.

  • Going Deep on Catalina

    Offseason stays have all the action & more “Old” California

  • ROAM’s Winter Trip
    Bucket List

    Brrrrrrrrave the cold for unforgettable, frosty fun

  • A Local’s Guide to the Best of Central Marin

    Epic walks, dining, shops, and activities lie just 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • The Fastest Way from SF to LA

    One mom’s insider tips for driving I-5

  • Adventure on the Ladder Canyon Trail

    Trek this slice of Utah near Palm Springs.

  • A Hostel Stay in Half Moon Bay

    Getaway to the coast - for less.

  • Ski-Free Fun in Tahoe

    Not a skier? Not a requirement for snowy good times.

  • Cheap & Cozy Cabins Outside San Francisco

    Kidnap your kids and unplug for a few days.

  • Partying with Cranes in Lodi

    Wildlife wonders + good wine = a happy family getaway.

  • Yosemite & Sequoia: Snow Amazing!

    A winter getaway offers all of the glory but none of the crowds.

  • Beach Daze in The OC

    RVing to splashy fun in Newport Dunes

  • Fast Times in SLO Country

    Zoom over dunes and zip through vineyards on the Central Coast.

  • Watch This: Sunpowder Spring in Tahoe

    Get psyched for the best spring skiing in years.

  • A Cottage in the Sonoma Woods

    Follow the fresh bread crumbs to a swimming hole in Cazadero.

  • Insider’s Guide: San Francisco Holidays

    Making a list for maximum family cheer.

  • New Trip Ideas for ROAMing Families

    From the Cooks to Catalina, here's more must-do vacations.

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