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7/12/2017
Reimagine the Highway 1 Bucket List Experience this Summer
Heart of Big Sur Remains Open after Mudslides, and New Alternative Route Poses New Possibilities for Adventure With the global media spotlight on the recent mudslides in Big Sur – the iconic stretch of Highway 1 featured in movies and on television for its breathtaking beauty – many travelers...
7/7/2017
Explore California’s Diversity and Culture Firsthand
The Golden State shines year-round with a cornucopia of events throughout California that pay tribute to the state’s past, present, diversity and rich agricultural history. These annual celebrations are the perfect way for visitors to get the flavor for our diverse state and interact in authentically...
6/28/2017
4th of July Celebrations With A Bang
What better place to celebrate Independence Day than in the Golden State. Whether you are looking to watch fireworks or a city parade, Fourth of July festivities are happening all over California. To help you decide how to celebrate, here are a few options happening in every region. Shasta Cascade Celebrate...
6/26/2017
California's Insider Travel Tips
 As a result of California being a top travel destination, temperate weather paired with an endless number of things to do have shown to attract the masses. For travelers looking to avoid the crowds and traffic but still want to experience all that California has to offer, here are some of California's...
6/22/2017
Get a Taste of California's Growing Craft Spirits Industry
Utter the words ‘wine country’ in the U.S. and everyone’s first thought is California. But while it’s the grand dame when it comes to wine, California is the new kid on the spirits block. Backed by the state’s strong agricultural blessings, and a host of ambitious producers,...
6/6/2017
Accessible Travel in California
Whether you want to spend a family day at the beach or go for a ride in a helicopter, the accessible possibilities are endless in California! Not only is California one of the most exciting places to visit in the U.S., it is also one of the nation’s leaders in ADA compliancy. Below is a guide to...
6/5/2017
Urban Outdoor Recreation in the Golden State
For outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the city life without actually leaving the city, California is the perfect destination. From coastal skydiving and ATVing on sand dunes to kayaking amongst sea otters and hiking in botanical gardens, the Golden State has an urban outdoor adventure for everyone....
2/26/2017
Hop on Board All Things Rail in California
Since the early days of the Gold Rush to the present, trains have played an integral part in Californian transportation – advancing the development of the West and making it the one of the most eminent regions of the United States today. Commemorate this rich history of railroading by embarking...
1/17/2017
California's Natural and Manmade Vistas
Why does anyone travel? To see something new of course! From stunning sunsets over the ocean to architectural marvels like the Painted Ladies in San Francisco, travelers are thirsty to drink in new vistas and views. In California there is a myriad of ways to do just that ranging from riding a gondola...
11/3/2016
Only in California Winter Experiences
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Winter Wave has washed over the shores of the Golden State, delivering uniquely Californian wintertime activities that emulate both its celebrated beach culture and nontraditional flair. Experience your most exhilarating snow-filled season as you enjoy...
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