Savvy sausage lovers know about Pete Pettersen's meat shop in Lockeford, Calif.
Join Bats Talks & Walks at the Yolo Causeway west of Sacramento in summer and watch some 250,000 bats take off in flght.
Four bakers in the East Bay are crafting mouth-watering bagels.
Heading into the Sierra on I-80? Stop at this foothill town for a meal, a chance to peruse antiques, and a needed break.
The friendly downtown area of Santa Cruz, Calif., packs lots of restaurants into a small area, making it an easy walk for a cocktail and a bite to eat.
Visit a classy museum showcasing the art and history of California, as well as its natural science, in downtown Oakland.
A little taco stand in California's large Central Valley turns out delicious carnitas tacos.
Historic Dutch Flat, Calif., just off I-80, is pie central in the Sierra.
Uncle Harry's Classic Meals offers pilaf, kebab, stuffed grape leaves, and other Armenian dishes.
West Portal Avenue is home to an old-time neighborhood that offers plenty of window shopping and restaurants.