California Dream Eater visits the Blind Rabbit in Anaheim
California Dream Eater searches for Anaheim’s secretive speakeasy, Blind Rabbit, and is blown away by the cocktails he finds inside. Intrigued by the speakeasy vibe? California offers plenty of secret bars, including some originals that are still in operation. In this lively, culinary-focused state, you’ll never run short of splurge-worthy dining and nightlife options.
California Dream Eater visits Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel
When California Dream Eater goes to Yosemite, it’s not just for the vistas; it’s to explore one of the most epic brunch buffets in the Golden State at the Ahwahnee Hotel. Burn off your brunch in the park with a guided rock climbing excursion or a hike to one of many waterfalls. And just because you leave the park doesn’t mean the fun is over—there are also some awesome things to do on your way to and from the park.
California Dream Eater visits Sweetfin Poké in Santa Monica
California Dream Eater heads to Santa Monica for soak up some sun and try Sweetfin’s poké, one of the latest food trends to dominate the Golden State. After the poké, head to the beach to ride the Ferris wheel or shop around the Santa Monica Pier.
California Dream eater visits Alfred’s Coffee in West Hollywood
The Golden State’s obsession with well-crafted coffee inspires the California Dream Eater to find the coolest cup of joe in West Hollywood at Alfred in the Alley. Insider tip: Order the secret menu item—a waffle cone lined with chocolate and filled with espresso or a macchiato. With coffee in hand, head to the WeHo Design District and peruse upscale shops from world-renowned designers such as Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti, and Christian Louboutin. Or visit the Pacific Design Center, a 1.2-million-square-foot design space featuring incredible mixed-media exhibitions.
California Dream Eater visits Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula
California Dream Eater heads to Temecula Valley, where he puts the country in wine country and goes a little nutty for Wilson Creek’s Almond Sparkling wine. Temecula sits within the Inland Empire region, which is also home to the picturesque Rim of the World Scenic Byway (road trip, anyone?), a route that takes you through Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and more. After driving through the mountains, head to one of the region’s outlet malls for some bargain shopping.
California Dream Eater visits Ampersand in Fresno
California Dream Eater took advice from the internet to find the dreamiest, creamiest ice cream in the Central Valley. The internet was right when it suggested Fresno’s beloved family-owned Ampersand. There’s more than just delicious ice cream in this fertile region, where farm stands abound, arts and culture thrive in Bakersfield, and a sprawling, activity-filled countryside flies under the radar in Solano County.