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7 Oscar-Worthy California Hotels
Hollywood celebrates most of its best players during awards season—from actors and directors to makeup artists and sound-effects engineers. But one category of performers tends to get shut out, even though they have been known to steal the show over the years: the cast of California hotels, most...
Explore 10 Romantic Getaway Destinations in California
It’s that time of year again – with Valentine’s Day approaching, romance is in the air! Celebrate the season of love snuggling with your partner along the coast, relaxing in a cozy cabin by a crackling fire or exploring the peaceful redwood groves in Wine Country. Feel the romance year-round...
California's Top Ten Bike Routes
Seeking an adventure on two wheels? In California, you’re sure to find one that fulfills your biggest cycling dreams! With the Golden State’s incredible diversity, bike routes range from easy cruises to challenging century rides (100 miles), all paired with stunning scenery. Come discover...
Plug-in to California’s Tech Tourism
The California Effect. It’s a documented phenomenon that as California goes, well, so goes the rest of the country, with ideas and trends sparked here rippling around the world. Maybe it has something to do with the creative, way-outside-the-box tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram...
The Top 10 Destinations in California for New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Bid farewell to 2015 and get ready to ring in the New Year in California. Below are the top 10 destinations for New Year’s Eve celebrations across the Golden State! 1. San Diego In San Diego, there’s a myriad of ways to celebrate the New Year. The 11th annual Big Night San Diego New Year's...
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 in 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...
New on California Slopes this 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. Ski Resort Updates 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...
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