more about: Southern California

Where to celebrate 4th of July—and more great travel finds

Our favorite new SoCal stays

  From refurbished beachfront hideaways to recently opened inns, these 8 hotels are well worth a check in.

Wine-country cooking classes, street art in Seattle—and more great travel finds

Now that the weekend is nearly here, it’s time to pack your bags and explore the West! No plans yet? Find some inspiration with our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

6 Best Places to Experience the Real San Andreas

Like a few million other people—so far its total box office take is $287 million so that’s a lot of movie tickets—I spent two happy hours watching Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas.