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The Golden State & the Big Screen: California’s Historic Theatres
Home to Hollywood, California is accustomed to being in the limelight. But in the Golden State, glamour and glitz haven’t just been limited to locales like Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood and Vine. As early as the vaudeville era, grand theaters and movie palaces were built up and down the state...
5 California Holiday Traditions
1. Surfin’ Santa at Seaport Village (San Diego, Calif.) November 29, 2014 Named one of the 10 best Santa sightings by USA Today, Surfin’ Santa brings holiday spirit to the San Diego Harbor in true Southern California fashion. Donning boardshorts and his favorite Hawaiian shirt, Santa...
#CaliforniaCred: California’s Most “Instagrammable” Street Art
Street art has brought color and character to California’s public spaces for decades. Long before cultural influences like hip hop, street art was a way for marginalized communities, such as the Latino population, to celebrate cultural icons and make political statements. Today, canvases can range...
Relaxing in the Fall: A Guide to California's Best Seasonal Spa Treatments
With Labor Day behind us, summer is officially over. For Californians, that doesn’t mean much because the sun shines nearly all year long. In the Golden State, it’s not the change in climate so much as it is the change in atmosphere that rings in the fall season. Fall announces itself with...
10 Extraordinary Gardens
As the breadbasket of the country, California is known for its bountiful harvests of everything from avocados to grapes. But the Golden State is also home to a wealth of Eden-like gardens that thrive thanks to California’s mild weather and variety of microclimates. We’ve selected ten standouts...
10 Bucket-List Worthy California Experiences
California is well known for it’s abundance of activities and attractions, but did you know you can also encounter one-of-a-kind marvels, both natural and manmade? When you visit, be sure to bring your bucket list, because you’ll definitely have the opportunity to see and do things that exist...
New Breweries and Notable Craft Brewing Cities in California's North Coast
NORTH COAST Nine Hop Stops in Mendocino County Anderson Valley Brewing Company For the bahlest (that's "best" to you Brightlighters!) brews in town, head to the Tap Room at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company. The Tap Room has beers you won’t find outside of the brewery and,...
California Beer Festivals and Events
STATEWIDE *Coming soon - The California Beer Festival The California Beer Festival means 60 craft brews on tap, live entertainment, bocce ball, sliders and more! The festival returns to the beautiful lakeside Frank G. Bonelli Park and is the perfect place to spend the weekend celebrating craft...
Craft Beer Trails and Tours in Shasta Cascade
Butte County is a Beer Lover's Paradise When it comes to legendary craft beers and epic brewery tours, get yourself to Chico in Butte County — directly north of Sacramento — where world-renowned Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. offers several tours and serves 19 of its own beers on tap, along...
California Pride Events
In California we don’t just acknowledge our diversity – we celebrate it. And some of the most colorful and charismatic demonstrations of this true California spirit are the Pride festivals held throughout the Golden State. Below you’ll find the most prominent of the LGBT Pride festivals,...
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