This restaurant brings charm to fine dining, but it needs an update.

Napa Rose is Disneyland’s top fine-dining destination. But does its magic need a refresh?

You’re considering a special-occasion meal while visiting Disneyland, and you’ve never been to Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. You learn, with not much surprise, that dinner slots... Read more

Readers voted these restaurants as best in class for ambiance.

The 11 Best Restaurants for Ambiance in the U.S.

For some, good ambiance is synonymous with being “Instagrammable,” and while we don’t discount the benefits of a good photo, we love the way beautiful restaurants make us feel. Our readers voted... Read more

These signature cocktails are unlike anything you've tried before.

The Big Drink: 50 Most Iconic Cocktails in San Francisco 2023

At the start of 2022, many bars remained shell-shocked by the pandemic and were largely playing it safe; cocktail menus were limited to core essentials that bartenders could execute well in the age of... Read more

Take the wheel at these experiences that combine thrills and instruction.

5 driving experiences and racing schools that shift excitement into high gear

Driving a Land Rover into a forest full of bumps, rocks, steep hills and river crossings may be the most fun you’ll ever have at 3 mph. A mid-spring day in southern Vermont turned out to be a great time... Read more

2023 is proving to be a resurgent year for the restaurant industry.

The 20 Best US Restaurants To Open In 2023 So Far

After two years of closures that made home delivery and takeout our only options, the world couldn't wait to return to dining out. No more sad-faced eating alone while staring out the window. No more... Read more

These kid-friendly vacation destinations have something for everyone.

10 Southern Trips To Take With Kids Before They Grow Up

Everyone talks about how quickly kids grow up, and it’s true, but there's nothing like carving out time to make lasting memories with the children or grandchildren before they head off into the adult world... Read more

Including Pike Place Market in Seattle and Chelsea Market in New York City!

10 Best Food Markets In America Every Foodie Should Visit

The United States is full of delicious destinations, including New York City’s best foodie neighborhoods and Boston’s Italian North End, featuring foodie tours. The United States is also home to some of the best... Read more

You should definitely add these restaurants to your must-try list!

The Best Restaurants in the US, According to the “Rachael Ray” Staff

We are huge foodies here at the show, so as you can imagine, we spend a lot of time trying out restaurants all over the country. We asked some of our staff to share their favorite spots—and their choices... Read more

From Maine down to Florida, these are the East Coast's top places to visit.

15 Best Places to Visit on the East Coast

“West Coast, best coast” has a nice sound to it, but the debate is far from over when it comes to which side of the country wins the ultimate showdown. Although California weather is lovely, and the... Read more

We Rode Pipeline! Worlds First Launched Stand Up Roller Coaster! 4K Multi Angle POV SeaWorld Orlando

Take a ride on Pipeline at SeaWorld Orlando with us! The World's FIRST launched stand-up roller coaster!

For great espresso drinks, lattes and pour-overs, head to these cafes!

19 cafes that make L.A. a world-class coffee destination

What is the best place for coffee in Los Angeles? It’s the one most convenient to your home, or the one where the barista remembers your name, or the one with a calm, sunlit room that helps you disappear... Read more

Ooh, what are your favorite pastries?

Best pastries in every state and province

Picture this: a box filled to the brim with sweet and savory treats. Can you smell it? Is it filled with classic French treats like ham and cheese croissants, macarons and madeleines. Or maybe it... Read more

Race Bowser and throw shells in Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.

Super Nintendo World delivers on the ultimate Mario Kart fantasy

The gem in the park’s crown is Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, a dark ride that uses augmented reality to drop visitors into the classic racing game series. The one attraction in Universal Studios Hollywood’s... Read more

See what makes Seattle such an exciting urban city.

Seattle’s Top Parks

In Seattle, you’re never too far from nature—the 485+ parks within city limits offer everything from beachfront walking paths and forests to explore to epic play spaces and stunning gardens. Overwhelmed... Read more

Here's the top list of all the can't-miss dining experiences in San Diego!

15 Quintessential Food and Dining Experiences in San Diego

It’s a new year in San Diego and we’re looking forward to enjoying the best our city has to offer, from our perfect weather, gorgeous beaches and access to some of the freshest seafood, fruits, and vegetables... Read more

Here's where to try out the so-called best pizza in the Bay Area.

Berkeley Might Be the Best Place to Be a Pizza Lover in the Bay Area

The Berkeley culinary scene is renowned for many things. There’s Chez Panisse, the grande dame of Berkeley restaurants, which has spun off a number of talented chefs in its 50-plus years on Shattuck Avenue.... Read more

Build a community while improving your cooking skills at these SF schools.

Bay Area cooking schools are booming: Here are 6 of our favorites.

As the great Julia Child once advised: “Learn how to cook. Try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and, above all, have fun.” It may have taken a global pandemic and year-long lockdown... Read more

Kick off your weekend at one of the 57 hottest clubs in the L.A. area.

The 57 best dance clubs in L.A.

Look past the cold glamour of Hollywood, and L.A.’s true spirit lies in its diverse archipelago of dance halls, lounges, bars and pop-up community hubs that cater to clubbers from most every subculture... Read more

Craving dumplings? Here are the best spots to cure your craving in SF.

The best San Francisco dumplings to eat right now

It tickles my taste buds when I look back at the best dumpling restaurants and eateries I've visited in the Bay Area so far as SFGATE’s dumpling columnist. Whether it was a grab-and-go dim sum spot in... Read more

Home to over 1 million plants and a large patch of old-growth forest

The New York Botanical Gardens Are Home To NYC's Old Growth Forests, But That's Not The Only Reason To Visit

New York City is the largest city in the United States, and sometimes one needs a break from the seemingly endless concrete jungle. The most famous city park is Central Park, but the city has plenty... Read more

Vast plant collections featuring rare and unusual specimens

Garden Mastery: San Diego Zoo breeds botanical riches

Waiting to greet you at the San Diego Zoo’s entrance plaza in Balboa Park is a 27-foot bronze sculpture of a lion named Rex. What a grand entrance for one of the grandest zoos in the world! The commemorative... Read more

Enjoy burgers or brunch at these new power lunch spots!

These New Power Lunch Spots Prove that LA Deal-Making Is Back in a Big Way

As the rains begin to subside and Los Angeles looks towards a bright and sunny spring, the city is beginning to ask one very important question: Where should I go for a power lunch? Thankfully, there’s... Read more

You can find quality sourdough in almost all corners of the Bay Area.

Top Sourdough in the Bay Area

The Bay Area’s sourdough bread scene is as intricate as the web of elastic gluten contained inside of a loaf. Like a glob of sourdough starter, the pandemic was a catalyst for new life, bringing a boom of... Read more

TRON Lightcycle / Run! RARE Orange Canopy POV! 4K Roller Coaster POV Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

We finally got a rare "Orange Canopy" ride! So does that make us Team Orange or Team Blue? This video also compares the two different versions of the canopy.

Check out Juliet, Angler, Hudson House, Leona's and Negroni in LA!

LA’s Best New Restaurants Include a French Stunner

Dry January is well over and the year is in full swing, which means restaurant openings galore and a bevy of fancy new cocktail menus to go with them. But hey, you could keep the sober pledge going and dive into... Read more

Botanical gardens are a wonderful way to spend time in nature.

All The Best Botanical Gardens In and Around Los Angeles

When you think Los Angeles, you may think traffic. Crowds. Hustle and bustle. Now replace those words with – Serene. Tranquil. Other-worldly. Lush. Those are the words that come to mind when exploring... Read more

This aquafarm makes learning about coastal sustainability fun!

How this Southern California aquafarm is saving the environment with oysters and mussels

Seafood lovers and conservation enthusiasts visiting San Diego’s North County can now participate in a unique guided tour of a state-of-the-art aquafarm, where you can learn about coastal sustainability... Read more

Spin that lazy susan—these are the 9 best dim sum restaurants in LA!

The 9 Best Dim Sum Restaurants In LA

As anyone who has spent the better part of an hour waiting for a table on a Saturday morning can tell you, LA—particularly the San Gabriel Valley—takes its dim sum seriously. We're blessed out here with... Read more

Need to study for an upcoming exam or put in a couple extra hours of work?

Looking for a late-night work spot? Here are 13 locations that keep the lights on

Picture this: It’s late, you have tons of work to do (whether it’s catching up on emails or studying for your next exam) and you know your productivity will plummet the minute you sit down on your couch... Read more

Kombucha brewers in San Diego are serving up creative flavors and fusions.

A guide to kombucha companies in San Diego County

From our research and talking to local kombucha owners, most San Diego companies started at home with friends and family wanting to either make a drink that is healthier and delicious or... Read more

It's a great time to hike Southern California's waterfall trails!

9 hikes with waterfalls that are flowing majestically after L.A.'s storms

Call it a winter miracle, a gift from the recent storms. Waterfalls — lots of them — have been spotted on Southern California trails that were previously dry. A group of Times staffers and contributors... Read more

Here's where to eat and stay in one of San Diego's most exciting places!

What To Do and Where To Eat in Little Italy, San Diego

Spanning 48 blocks, Little Italy San Diego is one of the largest of these neighborhoods in the United States. At the heart of the neighborhood is the Piazza della Famiglia, a 10,000-square-foot plaza ... Read more

Natural wine bars, rooftop destinations, a whiskey speakeasy, & more

Best Bars in Los Angeles to Grab a Drink Right Now

We may never have the after-work drinks culture of cities like NYC or Chicago, but there’s no arguing that LA’s cocktail scene has elevated to one of the best in the nation, boasting ambitious drinking... Read more

Check out these flower fields and gardens in San Diego County!

11 of the most vibrant flower and plant gardens in San Diego County

Winter showers bring spring flowers, and in San Diego County, that means more flower fields and public gardens officially opening and blooming. With spring right around the corner, we wanted to put together... Read more

Museum dining, where all seating is outdoors

La Jolla's Museum of Contemporary Art gets new courtyard dining spot after $105M renovation

Fresh off opening her version of the classic Jewish deli last year, longtime restaurateur Tracy Borkum is returning to a more recent venture of hers — museum dining — at the newly renovated and expanded... Read more

Follow this advice to get a table at some of the hottest spots in LA.

The 15 Toughest Reservations In Los Angeles And How To Score Them

From fancy steakhouses to trendy pop-ups, the Los Angeles dining scene is no stranger to exclusivity. In fact, finding a nice place to eat on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night can be nearly impossible... Read more