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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...
2/4/2016
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...
1/6/2016
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...
1/1/2016
California’s National Parks Celebrate 100 Years with Special 2016 Events and Activities
America’s National Park Service (NPS) celebrates 100 years of stewardship in 2016. More than 37 million visitors come to explore California’s 27 national parks and monuments each year, seeking inspiration, renewal and adventure in the state’s diverse landscapes – from the snow-capped...
12/7/2015
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...
12/1/2015
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...
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