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California Road Trips Guide Inspires Summer Travel Plans

New guide highlights 10 unique Golden State itineraries - and more!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 15, 2017) – The 2017/2018 issue of California Road Trips arrives just in time for summer travel. Distributed in the June 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine and produced by Time Inc. editors, designers and photographers, this year’s guide dazzles with Joshua Tree National Park on the cover. Inside, readers will find 10 itineraries that venture to the Golden State's deserts, mountains, cities and beaches.

“California is the quintessential summer road trip destination,” said Caroline Beteta, Visit California president & CEO. “From popular theme parks to the state’s most hidden gems, the new issue of California Road Trips features ideas that welcome all road warriors and inspire travelers to dream big this summer.”
 
California’s star power is in full display in the issue. This year’s grand tour will take adventure-lovers on a High Sierra dream trip designed by 1998 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing, Jonny Moseley. Starting in Yosemite National Park, Moseley’s itinerary - which is also family-friendly - heads south through the Sierra Nevada mountains with stops including mountain biking in Mammoth Lakes, fishing at Lake Sabrina and skateboarding in Tehachapi before ending in Pismo Beach for some water play and fun on the dunes. 
 
A foodie trip titled “Wine Country Whirlwind” features restaurant and vineyard recommendations throughout San Francisco, Napa County and Sonoma County straight from acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Cockscomb. 
 
Day trip itineraries include a family adventure through the Central Valley, a journey into the otherworldly badlands of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, a waterfall loop around the Shasta Cascade and a Southern California theme park odyssey. Weekend getaways spotlight trips departing from major gateway cities and heading through under-the-radar locales such as Big Bear Lake, Santa Maria, Nevada City and Point Arena.
 
This year, 600,000 California Road Trips will be distributed in the June 2017 issue of Sunset magazine, and an additional 400,000 will be distributed through domestic and international direct fulfillment, California Welcome Centers, Sunset events and at trade shows. Visitors can download the guide free in digital format on Visit California’s website, request the guide online or place a phone order by calling 1-877-CALIFORNIA. 
 
About Visit California
Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, spending by travelers totaled $126.3 billion in 2016 in California, generating 1.1 million jobs in the state and $10.3 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor's Guide, go to www.visitcalifornia.com. For story ideas, media information, downloadable images, video and more, go to media.visitcalifornia.com.  
 

Media Contacts:
Kristen Bonilla, Visit California
(916) 319-5421
kbonilla@visitcalifornia.com

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