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Find Your Path Along California's Top Ten Trails
Maybe you were inspired by the movie Wild and Cheryl Strayed’s transformative journey along the Pacific Coast Trail. Or maybe you’re interested in something a little less ambitious – perhaps an urban adventure that rewards you with nothing more than a perfect picnic spot and unparalleled...
Christmas in California: Holiday Happenings Across the Golden State
Whether you are a visitor planning a winter retreat or a long-time resident of the Golden State, California is an ideal place to spend the holiday season. With the different climates of its various regions, individuals can enjoy the state’s iconic sunshine while relaxing on a sandy beach or the...
Winter Developments: A Preview of California's Upcoming Snow Season
Whether you’re an active skier, avid snowboarder, or just looking to have a good time at the resorts this winter, we’ve gathered the best of the best across the Golden State. New at the Slopes Tahoe Donner After six years of planning, Tahoe Donner will celebrate a new Cross Country...
Set Jetting: Get Your Close-up Of The Golden State’s Epic Film and TV Locations
Throughout the silent movie era, the birth of the “talkies” and right up to the digital magic of filmmaking today, California has played a starring role in the global film industry since the very beginning. Starting out more than a century ago in a small community called Hollywood with a...
California’s Best Halloween Haunts
Ghouls, goblins and ghosts gather this month to present some of California's most spooktacular events. Whether you love the thrill of a good scare, or prefer picking pumpkins with family, the Golden State offers an experience for everyone this Halloween. FRIGHTS Halloween is about more than costumes...
Dream Big On A Budget
California is the perfect place for dreamers. Its epic landscapes, endlessly creative locals and natural bounty create fertile ground for summoning experiences that last a lifetime. The surprising thing is that many of the Golden State’s most iconic activities, sights and experiences are actually...
Insider Tips Twist on California’s Theme Parks
California has many types of theme parks for visitors to enjoy. From experiential theme parks to ones known for extreme roller coasters, they all give visitors the thrill that they came looking for. Here are insider tips to California’s popular theme parks, so you can get the most out of your visit....
Fresh Take on Highway 1
You may think you know California’s iconic Highway 1—until now. We’ve gathered the latest hot spots, hidden gems, and breathtaking stopovers that will re-inspire a visit along this classic stretch. Unexpected Finds Cambria’s Quirky Castle They say one man’s junk...
Road Trips and Scenic Drives
From the winding Sierra mountains to the sunshine beaches in the south (and everything in between), California’s open roads are calling. Dozens of off-the-beaten path destinations and classic scenic stretches beckon road trippers looking to take in the breathtaking beauty of the Golden State. Pack...
Seasonal Perfect 10 List: Fall Foliage in California
Many people come to California each year excited for the sights of fall. In order to get a taste from each of California’s beautiful regions, below is a list of the top places in California to see fall foliage. Whether it’s golden hills, fallen leaves or amber vineyards that you’re...
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