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Living the Dream

Living the Dream
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 crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe to golfing at Pebble Beach, the activities and locations featured are truly bucket-list worthy.

Take a look at these incredible destinations—from Laguna Beach to Napa Valley—and start Living the Dream today!

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The “Living the Dream” commercial gives a snapshot of some of California’s most aspirational, bucket-list worthy settings.
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Discover the High Sierra

Enter Yosemite Valley to travel back in time to Christmas Past. Heraldic horns sound throughout Yosemite National Park's elegant...

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Discover the San Francisco Bay Area

The coastal Sonoma County villages of Bodega and Bodega Bay exude a sense of lonely isolation—and that’s part of the reason Alfred Hitchcock liked them. When he filmed...

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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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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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Lone Pine

Discover the natural beauty and another side of California in a historic Owens Valley small town

Head to Lone Pine to see a different side of California—one that is less connected to...

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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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Check out these pieces of California history—complete with great restaurants, shops, and wine tasting rooms

Walk around Civic Center Park, in the town of Hanford, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d time-machined to the 1920s: There’s...

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The California Questionnaire: Natalie Morales

The journalist and active mom tells us her favorite things about her new California life in Los Angeles County

Allured by the year-round California sunshine and ready for a lifestyle change, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales swapped “The Today Show”...

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Top movies and celebrity spotting

Combine the glitz of Hollywood, top movies from around the world, and some of the best celebrity spotting anywhere, and it’s easy to understand why California’s film festivals draw serious...

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Catch a show at one of these landmarks in California’s musical heritage

Anytime is the perfect time to explore California’s unique musical history. Certainly, the Golden State is home to a variety of eclectic music landmarks—like a haunted brothel-turned-rock-club and...

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Living the Dream in La Quinta
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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Before Sacramento became the state capital, other cities, including San José, Vallejo, and Benicia—were also the seat of government in the Golden State.
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Here’s where Yoda, Darth Vader, and their friends would go to relax

The Force may be strong—but the need for a vacation can weaken even the toughest Jedi knight.

Indeed, while the promise of the next Star Wars film keeps fans in a lather of excitement, our...

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“For works from the 1960s to the 2000s, SFMOMA has one of the most important collections in the world.”
Ruth Berson, deputy museum director, SFMOMA
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GRAMMY Museum

Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the music biz at this downtown L.A. gem

For a must-see look at the creative and business sides of making music, plan a visit to this outstanding, often-overlooked museum, part of...

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Attend a taping of a sitcom, talk show, or game show

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a bit of Hollywood show business on your itinerary. Luckily, there are multiple opportunities to see a taping of your favorite ...

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With more than 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Western U.S.