Southern California diners have more outdoor dining options than ever as restaurants expand into the streets, sidewalks, parklets, parking lots, and alleys. Check our list of alfresco dining spots.
A longtime Lassen fan tells us what to see and do in one of California's least-visited national parks.
Head to SoCal farms for fun and the freshest veggies and fruits around.
Want a garden that's as practical as it is pretty? Experts tell us how to do it.
Our free National Parks Activity pack has activities, puzzles, and games the family can play.
Planning to get on a plane? These tips will help you navigate the skies safely.
We asked experts about hotel pandemic precautions. Here's what they said.
As you step up your coronavirus-era hygiene, don't forget to include your car.
These 3 classic routes offer some beautiful Southern California sights, places, and activities.
Picnics are the new chic dining option. Fill up your basket at one of these gourmet spots.
Author Alison Singh Gee journeys into Yosemite's history and discovers the Chinese Americans who helped build one of our greatest national parks.
Sequestered by the lockdown, novelist T.C. Boyle uncovers a world of wildlife and quiet just steps from his home.
Westways editor and surfer Jim Benning takes his daughter to Costa Rica to learn how to read and ride the waves.
What’s the best way to get to know a place? Walk it. You’ll take in sweeping landscapes, smell fragrant flowers, or relax at the sound of crashing waves. And, if you track your daily steps, you’ll enjoy the following Southern California walks for another reason: You’ll be fitter. Each route here is close to or surpasses 10,000 steps, or about 5 miles. Enjoy!
With SoCal’s year-round mild climate, it’s no surprise that the region is home to a treasure of gardens. Our list of 10 “secret” gardens will leave you thrilled with the diversity of plant life in the region.
Southern California's iconic landmarks shine brightest when playing themselves, as they do in this roundup of movie locations—and you won’t need a blockbuster budget to visit them.
For the best meal of the week, you want great food and amazing scenery. These SoCal brunch spots deliver both.
This park channels San Francisco's soul and welcomes everyone—including art lovers, bison lovers, and Lindy Hoppers.
In these wild and special islands, a writer celebrates a milestone birthday and discovers himself.
Westways writer Jim Benning explores the culture and heritage of Senegal through its music.
On these historic railroads, watch soaring trees or verdant vineyards roll by your window as you see a new angle on the American West.
These drives take you through miles of scenic highways and the state's diverse landscapes, from the deserts and forests to the mountains and coastline.
Where to find top-notch barbecue in Southern California, from traditional and Southern to Laotian and Filipino.
These 6 eateries elevate south-of-the-border cuisine to new levels.
To satisfy that pizza craving, here are 6 places that dish up excellent pies.
Who gets top bun? Westways' restaurant critics weigh in on restaurants with A1 burgers.
From the Santa Ynez Valley to San Diego, we’ve tracked down terrific take-away meals for all tastes and budgets.
Westways caught up with the tough-guy actor and taco titan to dish about his new cookbook and his favorite taco joints.
AAA's Southern California restaurant critics share easy-to-follow recipes from their favorite restaurants.
How to make more yummy dishes, including New Hampshire food blogger Sarah Kenney’s recipe for warm, gooey cinnamon rolls.