15 Top Weekend Getaways in California

From small beach towns to wine country hot spots, California offers a diverse array of destinations to visit for a quick trip.

With a state as large and varied as California, trying to narrow down where to go for your next trip can feel overwhelming. Plus, many of the state’s vacation hot spots like Napa, Los Angeles and San Francisco can be pretty expensive. Whether you’re looking to escape into the wilderness, stretch out on some sand for days, spend a weekend hopping between wineries or get lost in a small town, these destinations are great for a quick, affordable

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Two Set Designers Restore This Midcentury House in California

Renowned in the film world as a powerhouse set-design team, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco have long been on speed dial for directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Damien Chazelle. From the quirky-cool 1970s New York they conjured for Anderson’s Royal Tenenbaums to the nostalgic, Ed Ruscha–tinged Los Angeles of La La Land, the couple control every nuance of mood, views, and atmosphere in the films they design. And yet when they were looking for a home eight years ago, their priority was a view that was anything but static.

Sited in the Santa Barbara foothills, the 1956

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