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10/8/2014
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...
10/3/2014
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...
8/29/2014
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...
8/19/2014
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,...
8/19/2014
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...
8/19/2014
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...
8/15/2014
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,...
8/11/2014
California’s Islands In The Sun
Maybe it was during a flight as your plane banked over the Pacific and prepared for its descent into Los Angeles that you first caught sight of the Channel Islands. Or perhaps it was in a book or movie such as the classic Island of the Blue Dolphins or TC Boyle’s San Miguel where you learned about...
8/8/2014
California: A Cornucopia of Fall Colors and Festivities
California is called the Golden State and it’s no wonder! Every fall, visitors are greeted by the vibrant array of changing leaves. Whether walking, hiking, biking or riding, California offers an abundance of opportunities to satisfy even the most avid leaf-peepers. From city and country neighborhoods...
8/8/2014
A Beginner’s Guide to California’s Craft Beer Scene
It’s no secret that the Golden State has become the destination for beer enthusiasts. Bars, tours and even entire festivals are dedicated to this mysterious, golden brew. Some believe the craft brew movement in California dates back to 1965 when Fritz Maytag bought Anchor Brewery, but whatever...
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