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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...
California’s History-Makers and their Inventions
With its diverse communities, liberal culture and inspiring natural wonders, California proves to be the quintessential environment for innovation, fostering creative minds and their visions. Below is a small sampling of major historic inventions made in the Golden State as well as several exciting developments...
California’s Halloween Celebrations
No other place delivers the most ghoulishly delightful Halloween celebrations as California does. Dare to walk through blood-curdling mazes and legendary haunted mansions filled with shocking surprises; scream at the top of your lungs on terrifying thrill rides; dance the night away in magically-crafted...
Golden State Nightlife
When you hear the term nightlife, visions of clubs and bars usually come to mind, but in California nightlife takes on many different shapes and sizes. In the Golden State, there’s more than one way to party the night away, and you don’t need to hire a babysitter for a night out as there...
California Cool: What’s Hot in the Golden State’s Winter Playgrounds
With its mighty mountain ranges, inviting alpine hamlets and world-class facilities, California is a natural when it comes to winter sports and activities. But beyond skiing and snowboarding, the state also offers an incredible array of experiences that definitely have to be filed under “Only in...
Low-Cost and Free California Experiences
Mindful millennials want a social media-worthy vacation without racking up an expensive credit card bill, while budget-conscious families seek to build memories of a lifetime without building debt. Fortunately for these savvy travelers, California is home to an abundance of unforgettable vacation experiences...
Top Ways to Sip in Style During California Wine Month
Every harvest an oenophile’s fancy turns to all thoughts of wine. During California Wine Month (CWM) in September, wine lovers can enjoy the state’s signature beverage in so many ways, from wine-themed safaris and vineyard camping to helicopter winery tours and hands-on winemaking activities....
Under-the-Radar Luxury in California
Whether it’s a secret European getaway in the mountains or a nautical adventure on the Bay, the Golden State is filled with surprises. Below is a selection of unexpected travel experiences that provide a new perspective on California luxury. UNDER THE RADAR Enjoy a Sunset-to-Stars...
California's Great Outdoors with Fitness Trackers
Fitness wearables are the latest go-to gear for workouts. And why not – they’re great for setting and meeting goals, sharing your achievements and keeping an easy digital reference of favorite places for the next time out. Paired with California’s stunning diversity of outdoor options...
California Slow Food
California chef and culinary icon, Alice Waters, has been credited with pioneering the organic food movement and California cuisine with the opening of her iconic restaurant Chez Panisse in 1971. In the years that followed, California chefs and food purveyors have been simmering the next step of that...
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