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Santa Fe's Botanical Beauty

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill offers a bit of serenity after you've sampled the city's cultural delights

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San Francisco's Great Highway

Flanked by Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park, San Francisco’s scenic Great Highway stretches along the Pacific from the Cliff House to Lake Merced.

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San Francisco's Fantasic Temple

The Temple at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley evokes Southeast Asian architecture.

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Water Trails in the West

Five water trails offer a unique way to explore natural areas from the comfort of a kayak or canoe.

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7 Aerial Tram Rides in the West

These aerial gondolas and trams offer a new perspective on seven destinations in the West.

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Rainbow Lodge: Sierra Nevada Secret

Once a stagecoach stop, Rainbow Lodge still lures travelers off Highway 80.

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Dining in Alameda, Calif.

Known for its small-town charm, the island city of Alameda is big on tasty eats, which include a classic American breakfast and refined Italian fare.

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Lamb Cook-Off in Colorado: Who's to Judge?

What's it like to be a judge at Vail's American Lamb Cook-Off? A writer tells all.

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Celebrating California Native Plants

In these thirsty times, gardeners and plant lovers alike are learning to appreciate California natives, gorgeous and often overlooked botanical beauties.

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Rose Gardens of Northern California

Five sweet gardens deliver acres of roses, including hybrid teas, new varieties, antique roses, and all-time favorites.

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