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Get Outta Town

Already dreaming of your next vacation? Check out our suggestions on where to go and what to see this year.

Looking to get away for the weekend? Check out these quick adventures less than a few hours away by plane or car. No more excuses for staying close to home in 2013!



What’s New In Tahoe
Tahoe’s always a winter favorite, and new additions to Truckee and your favorite resorts make it a must-hit this year. From Truckee’s new upscale amenities to Northstar’s 40th birthday, check out the latest developments in snow country.




A Walking Los Angeles Getaway
If you love LA but dread the traffic, try traversing part of the city by foot. Spend a weekend exploring the hip new neighborhood of West Third Street. Best thing about it? No car required.





Perfect Spas
In need of some R&R? Why not escape to wine country for a weekend. The harvest crowds have left, and a light drizzle gives you the perfect excuse to hole up in a Napa Valley spa. Whether you’re looking for quiet recuperation from burnout or a jump start to a new way of thinking, these spas turn relaxation into an art form.






Central Coast Secrets
Pack up the car and head south for wine tasting without the crowds, tiny towns, and coastal splendor. Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown discovers old-fashion fun in Cambria, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo.





Three Ways to See the Bay
If you would rather stay close to home, why not explore the San Francisco Bay? Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown attempts to find whales, cruises under the Golden Gate, and escapes from Alcatraz.




For more great getaways you should explore this year, take a trip over to our Diablo Getaways travel blog!