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Spotlight: Mammoth Lakes

Snowboard champion Chloe Kim has a lot to be thankful for, but mostly she’s thankful for her dad. Together they travel the world making the near-impossible happen.

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Discover the Central Valley

Spring tends to kick off early in Fresno County with a fast-and-frenzied spectacle of blooming fruit and nut trees. Starting in mid-February and lasting only...

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Discover the Deserts

Home to one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture in the country, the Palm Springs region is a natural setting for this citywide event. Join...

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A Message From Visit California

We are humbled by and indebted to the heroic first responders who fought to protect lives and land in Southern and Central California, and we are relieved that firefighters have gained the...

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Train Like a Winter Olympian

Here’s where you can participate in Olympic winter sports—and more snow activities—throughout California

If your alpine skiing time doesn’t quite qualify for the Olympic Games or you’re seeking expert tips on the halfpipe, California offers plenty of...

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Spotlight: Sonoma County

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Escape to wine country with secret vineyards, cozy inns, and rich history

Spanning more than one million acres from the Pacific Ocean to the rugged Coast Range, this slice of wine-country bliss defies typecasting. Yes,...

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Spotlight: Napa Valley

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Explore ultimate wine country luxury in the land where Cabernet is king

Napa Valley reigns as the land of grand estates, expansive tasting rooms, quaint towns, and elegant lodgings, many of which edge up to the...

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Take a peek at some trip-of-a-lifetime California family vacations

Welcome to Kidifornia, a place filled with some of the greatest family vacations in the Golden State. Check out amazing views of the Golden Gate...

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Find the cool spots featured in VisitCalifornia’s dream family vacation

The latest “Welcome to Kidifornia” commercial offers a quick peek at some trip-of-a-lifetime family vacations in the Golden State—filled with beaches, national parks, theme parks, and more.  ...

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Get inspired by some of California's most bucket-list worthy locations

Our latest TV commercial, “Living the Dream,” offers a glimpse of some of the Golden State’s most inspiring settings. From paddle boarding on the...

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Experience the incredible "Living the Dream" locales on your next California vacation

The latest “Living the Dream” commercial provides an irresistible sampling of some of California’s most amazing settings. From paddleboarding on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe to sizing up...

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Marina del Rey

Visit this inviting waterfront community near Venice Beach and Santa Monica for laid-back fun

Roughly six miles north of Los Angeles International Airport sits ...

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Visit these diverse and artistic neighborhoods throughout the state

Considering the Golden State’s abundance of thriving artistic communities and culturally diverse neighborhoods, the California Arts Council had plenty of possibilities for its 2017 statewide...

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8 Dog-Friendly California Hotels

Pamper your pup at these digs that are pretty nice for humans, too

Dog owners used to be faced with an unhappy dilemma when it came to traveling: leave their pups behind or stay in flea-bitten...

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A quick guide on the 21 historic Spanish missions

Starting in 1769, Spain built a chain of 21 missions across the length of Alta California—from San Diego to Sonoma—as a way...

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Trip 4 days 10 stops

California Gold

Whitewater Rafting, Tucked-Away Wineries
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Begin your trip in the center of the state, home to the capital city of Sacramento. Like many cities, California’s state capital is undergoing an energetic renaissance. Young adults looking for an urban vibe are moving into this low-key city, with microbreweries, gastropubs, and trendy boutiques...

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With throwback charm and a treasure trove of historic artifacts, this park presents the Gold Rush in living, breathing color. Costumed docents do more than lead tours of this carefully preserved Mother Lode town—the state’s second largest city at the peak of the Gold Rush; they actually live and...

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Spotlight: Greater Palm Springs

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Hipster cool in the desert. Das Ledderhosen!

Fed by underground springs, the desert comes alive here, not only with signature palms, but also with a string of resort communities—Palm Desert,...

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The lowest golf course in the world is Furnace Creek in Death Valley, at 214 feet below sea level.