more about: Southern California

Where to go this weekend: San Diego

  Starting this week, San Diego will host the 14th annual Gator By the Bay Festival, a three-day celebration (May 7 – 10) of southwestern Louisiana’s Cajun culture—in SoCal.

Despite the drought, some lakes are full

Go figure. Although our drought situation here in California is dire, many of the state’s lakes and reservoirs actually have more than enough water in them for your warm-weather recreation needs.

Our 5 favorite travel finds of the week

    Last week, we kicked off a new Westphoria column: our weekly round-up of the Sunset travel team’s 5 favorite discoveries of the week.

National Bookstore Day!

Last May saw the inaugural California Bookstore Day. This year, on May 2, the celebration of the indie bookstore goes national with Independent Bookstore Day —and such institutions as Book Soup (L.A.), the Tattered Cover (Denver), and The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City) are hosting readings, throwing parties, and selling books and gifts made especially for (and only for) that day.