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8/15/2017
Celebrate Native American Culture Year-Round in California
Many diverse cultures have shaped California across the centuries, beginning with the Native Americans, whose influence lives on today in communities across the Golden State. California’s many federally recognized tribes, from the Kumeyaay in San Diego to the Yurok in the Klamath Basin, celebrate...
7/31/2017
"Get Disconnected" in California
With miles of pristine coastline and endless Instagram-worthy views, California is the perfect place for shareable memories. However, the Golden State is also an ideal destination for those looking to unplug and disconnect from the digital world. From remote areas with no cell service to spas requiring...
7/27/2017
Experience California's Most Popular Competitions
While California features an abundance of community 5Ks and niche races, the state is also home to marquee events that attract athletes, participants and spectators from around the world. Below are just a few of the most popular competitions that visitors can partake in or watch in the Golden State. CYCLING STATEWIDE Amgen...
7/12/2017
Reimagine the Highway 1 Bucket List
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
While California is perhaps best known for its renowned wine and craft beer, it is also home to a burgeoning spirits scene. Backed by the state’s strong agricultural blessings, and a host of ambitious producers, boutique distilleries from the North Coast to San Diego are taking the Golden State...
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....
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