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8/12/2016
Under-the-Radar Luxury in California
Whether it’s a secret European getaway in the mountains or a nautical adventure on the Bay, the Golden State is filled with surprises. Below is a selection of unexpected travel experiences that provide a new perspective on California luxury. UNDER THE RADAR Enjoy a Sunset-to-Stars...
8/8/2016
California's Great Outdoors with Fitness Trackers
Fitness wearables are the latest go-to gear for workouts. And why not – they’re great for setting and meeting goals, sharing your achievements and keeping an easy digital reference of favorite places for the next time out. Paired with California’s stunning diversity of outdoor options...
8/3/2016
California Slow Food
California chef and culinary icon, Alice Waters, has been credited with pioneering the organic food movement and California cuisine with the opening of her iconic restaurant Chez Panisse in 1971. In the years that followed, California chefs and food purveyors have been simmering the next step of that...
7/14/2016
An Instagrammer's Guide to California
With its unique cities, historic landmarks, sandy beaches, breathtaking natural landscapes and world-famous attractions, it’s easy to see why California is an Instagrammer’s paradise. Below is a selection of some of California’s most Instagram-worthy hot spots. SHASTA CASCADE Whether...
7/1/2016
Explore California by Land, Water and Air
California is home to some of the most iconic outdoor offerings in the country, including more national parks than any other state and a wealth of other protected lands. In the same way that there exists unparalleled diversity amongst these natural spaces, so too are there several different ways to experience...
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
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...
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...
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...
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