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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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