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6/17/2016
California's Fourth of July Celebrations
California offers a memorable Fourth of July experience for visitors and locals alike with exciting multi-day festivals and some of the best fireworks displays in the nation. Whether you’re interested in watching vibrant colors light up the sky, enjoying an old-fashioned parade or celebrating beach-side,...
6/8/2016
New Theme Park Experiences Available this Summer
With school out for the summer, kids all over America want to know just one thing; where are we going on vacation? Savvy parents realize that a great way to compete with their kids’ electronic devices is to dream big. In California, that definitely includes over-the-top fun at theme parks throughout...
6/8/2016
Glamping Across the Golden State
California’s diverse natural landscapes makes it a premier destination for glamour camping (“glamping” for short), perfect for immersing oneself in the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of traditional lodging options. Here is a selection of the amazing glamping destinations...
5/5/2016
Top 10 Free Family Attractions in California
For families traveling on a budget, California offers plenty of ways to dream big for free. The Golden State is home to an abundance of no-cost experiences, ranging from kid-friendly museums and beach amusement parks to art activities and wildlife viewing. Here are Visit California’s top ten...
5/5/2016
Get a Taste of California Cheese
California is known for its world-renowned wine and culinary offerings, but many visitors are not aware of the wealth of cheese experiences in the Golden State. California is the second largest cheese-producing state in the nation, producing about 2.4 billion pounds of cheese a year. More than 100 types...
4/4/2016
California Wineries Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris
As the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, it’s hard to imagine a time when California wines were relatively unknown. However, for nearly two centuries, wines were quietly crafted across the Golden State, beginning with Father Junipero de Serra at Mission San Diego de Alcalá in...
3/30/2016
Top 10 "Green" Wine Events for California's Down to Earth Month this April
Think California wine is just red, white or rosé? April is the perfect time for eco-friendly wine lovers and travelers to discover how “green” it is, too. Down to Earth Month, now in its fifth year, celebrates California’s global leadership in sustainable winegrowing and...
3/14/2016
Discover Wellness at California Spas
Definitions of paradise abound, but one earthly version that continues to grow in popularity is California’s world-class spas. The abundance of the Golden State is evident in the diversity and caliber of treatments, resulting in menus brimming with natural ingredients and botanicals ranging from...
2/26/2016
12 Great Places to See California in Bloom this Spring
This spring bloom promises to be one of the best in years. After weeks of drinking in fresh rainwater, California’s sunny landscapes are beginning to burst with colorful wildflowers. Virtually anywhere in the Golden State offers beautiful spots to view nature’s spectacular spring show,...
2/10/2016
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...
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