Your California Bucket List: San Francisco's painted ladies, San Diego's green flashes, Convict Lake's rainbows and more.

Travel News & Deals

Travel News & Deals Deals, tips, advice and more
No plans for Memorial Day weekend? 5 great places to play if you gotta get away
Now accepting your best summer photos — and videos too
Golden Gate Bridge is No. 1 landmark among TripAdvisor travelers. And Alcatraz is No. 3

Two years ago, TripAdvisor travelers picked the former prison Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay as the top landmark to see in America. Last year, the Lincoln Memorial was No. 1. This year, the Golden Gate Bridge claims the top spot in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for U.S. landmarks.

The sole Southern California entry was the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, which came in at No.

Read more
Meet movers and shakers in Israel and Jordan on L.A. World Affairs Council tour

Meet political leaders, artists, academics and business leaders on a 15-day tour of Israel and Jordan organized by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Highlights in Israel include meetings with Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Knesset.

Read more
Let travel authors Pico Iyer and Paul Theroux write your next cruise journal

Nine authors, including travel writers Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer, will be creating short stories inspired by Silversea’s 2019 World Cruise that begins in San Francisco and ends in London.

Read more
Yosemite's back gate, Tioga Pass, is still snowed under--and that just might complicate your Memorial Day trip

The reopening of Tioga Pass, the key east entrance to Yosemite, is a sign of the coming summer as sure as baseball returning to Chavez Ravine, or the swallows returning to Capistrano. Typically it occurs in time for the Memorial Day rush.

This year, the still-snowed-under Tioga Pass may not open till almost July 4.

Read more