• Putting San Francisco on the Mini-Golf Map

    FROM THE Summer 2014 ISSUE

Indoor mini-golf has been around for a while—Concord, Alameda and Rancho Cordova are among Northern California communities with courses that attract the arcade-going family set. Urban Putt in San Francisco’s Mission District, which opened in May, is something different: an immersive bar/restaurant concept with 14 holes of high-tech golf themed to everything from sea creatures to San Francisco landmarks. ¶ Two bars and a full-service, 72-seat restaurant led by chef Dane Boryta serve innovative cocktails and regionally sourced California comfort food. Private dining space is set aside for groups of up to 14 (upstairs) or 25 (downstairs). 

New Group Venues in Temecula


Smoke City Char Bar Opens in LA 


We never outgrow the pleasure of an Easter egg hunt. That’s the thinking behind a promotion by Visit Temecula. While the city’s annual Easter egg hunt will take place on April 16 in three different locations, the visitor’s bureau promo is monthlong. Visitors, whether leisure travelers or part of a group, who book a midweek stay in Temecula Valley during the month of April might just find an Easter egg with a $50 Visa card inside under their pillow.