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Guidebooks are great and travel videos can tell you part of the story, but when it comes to truly experiencing a destination, nothing beats the advice of a local. That’s why we reached out to the insightful insiders assembled here—shop owners, tour guides, restaurateurs, and many others—and asked them to share their favorite aspects of the communities they call home, giving them a voice to tell their story. Their collective passion shines through in the recommendations collected here. Take our advice and follow their advice—you’ll be glad you did. 

Southern California

Young Yoon Wants to Show the ‘Beach Side of the City’
Kerry Dunne: Foodie Finds and Sunny Day Adventures
Lance Murphy: Life’s a Beach for this Ocean Enthusiast
Kurt Cyr Shares Stylish Sites and Tasty Treats
Ann Pridipun: Finding Fashion and Haute Cuisine
Kathy Cervantes Points Out Multiple Area Highlights

Central California

Katie Hayward Has an Endless Supply of Suggestions
Cristi Quesada-Costa Points Out Her Local Favorites
Evan Oakes Points to the Tastiest Treats in Town
Tara Jones Focuses Her Attention on Area Highlights

Northern California

Crystal Razon Talks About the Best Bites and Top Sites
Juan Barajas Loves His Tight-Knit Community
Paul Bush Wants to Point Out His Top Local Spots
D.J. LaCap Shares Essential Tips for Urban Exploration
Scott Gatz Urges Everyone to Explore This Special Town
Local Douglas Dale Serves Up Tahoe City Tips
Margaret Lindgren Shares Her Passion for the Coast

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