Coastal California’s Romantic Getaways

Crashing waves, breathtaking views, gourmet restaurants, and luxury hotels make the California coast perfect for romance. Author Stuart Thornton points you to some of the Golden State’s most romantic coastal destinations from north to south.

Moon Coastal California

Travel writer and longtime California resident Stuart Thornton covers the best of Coastal California, from hiking through redwoods in Big Sur to surfing the waves at Black’s Beach in San Diego. Thornton is the perfect tour guide, offering unique trip ideas for a wide variety of travelers, including Pacific Coast Road Trip and Romantic Getaways. […]

Haunted History of San Diego

San Diego bills itself as the home of the “Most Haunted House in America,” and there are enough paranormal sites around the city to keep both believers and skeptics arguing about their veracity until they become ghosts themselves. Ericka Chickowski points you towards the best historic hauntings in San Diego.

Historic Sights in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter and East Village

Named for the gas lanterns that lit area streets during downtown’s formative years, the Gaslamp Quarter now enjoys the distinction of being the epicenter of downtown San Diego’s ritzy club and lounge scene. In spite of the partying, the area hasn’t lost touch with its heritage; within the nearly 17-block neighborhood there are over 90 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here are seven historic sights worth checking out.

San Diego: Sunny Beaches and Classic Charm

San Diego is less a place and more a state of mind. If there is one lesson to learn from the locals, it is that San Diego is meant to be enjoyed leisurely. Ericka Chickowski discusses the laid-back atmosphere, the temperate climate, the friendly people, and more.

San Diego City Beaches: Point Loma and Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach’s streets are a maze of unique local shops and eateries, and the neighborhood attracts bohemians and beatniks with its distinct counterculture vibe. Point Loma tends to be a little less irreverent, but just as easygoing. Ericka Chickowski tells you all you need to know to navigate this unique corner of San Diego.

Moon California Camping

Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon California Camping. Extremely comprehensive and packed with useful information, Moon California Camping covers more than 1,400 camping options throughout the state, from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destinations in the […]

Moon California Fishing

Acclaimed outdoors author and experienced fisherman Tom Stienstra knows the best fishing spots in the Golden State, from the crystal-clear lakes dotting the Sierra Nevada to the open waters located just off the coast of San Francisco. Offering detailed descriptions of more than 2,000 fishing locations and including more than 70 pages of fishing tips […]

Moon California Hiking

Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in the Golden State, from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Including 21 new hikes and unique “best-of” lists—including Best Hikes to Waterfalls and Best Hikes to See Wildlife—Moon California Hiking leads […]