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Visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea

by Janet September - last edited September

Visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea

This seaside village on the Monterey Peninsula came to international attention back in the 1980s, when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood was mayor. An art haven, as well as a renowned fine-dining destination, a great jumping-off point for golfers and hikers, and a wonderful, walkable place to hang your hat for a few days, here are a few of our favourite things to do when visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Sacramento Wineries and Urban Tasting Rooms

by Janet January - last edited a month ago

Capital Tasting Rooms | Sacramento's Urban WineriesWith tens of thousands of acres of vineyards cloaking the hills and valleys around Sacramento, it’s no wonder urban wineries and tasting rooms are popping up like mushrooms all over town. Craft breweries flourish, too – and that’s great news for travellers, who can walk between downtown venues and sample locally sourced tasting menus en route.

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California Capital: A Beginner's Sacramento Guide

by Janet January - last edited a month ago

California Capital | Sacramento GuideCentrally located between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, California capital, Sacramento, is known for its mild climate, easy access to outdoor recreation and growing culinary scene. Take a look at our Sacramento guide for a taste of what you’ll find...

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Sacramento Rail Haven | Five Essential Train Journeys in CaliforniaEver since the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 with Sacramento at its western terminus, the California capital has been a major crossroads for rail travel. Take a look at our five favourite train journeys in California for a little locomotive-inspired holiday inspiration.

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Escaping the City: Things to Do Around Sacramento

by Janet January - last edited a month ago

Escaping the City | Things to Do Around SacramentoThink of Sacramento as a nucleus of sorts: Within an hour and a half of the state Capitol, you can ski Lake Tahoe peaks, sip wine in the Napa Valley, explore Gold Rush-era towns – and be back in Sac in time for happy hour. 

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