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Discover the Central Coast

California is a profoundly resilient destination—something you can see for yourself in Visit California’s new spot, “Share the Love.” In the wake of wildfires and...

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California: Culinary

During the Prohibition era, secret bars, or speakeasies, popped up in hidden places; those who dared to seek out these illegal establishments—and had the...

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Discover the Central Coast

What started as a humble cherry stand in 1908 is now a massive roadside attraction, welcoming more than 3 million visitors each year. Located 40 miles northeast of...

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Enjoy fresh, local food brought directly to your table

Restaurants without walls, California's outdoor farm-to-table experiences bring the freshness of fields, orchards, and artisanal foods directly to your table. Chefs harvest bountiful...

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The legendary chef and food pioneer sheds light on her home-state favorites and her mission to change how we eat

Internationally acclaimed chef and cookbook author, successful restaurateur, inspiring teacher, and mentor—Alice Waters has done enough in her lifetime to make anyone pull up a lawn chair and...

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Livermore

Ranches, vineyards, and relaxed appeal east of San Francisco

With warm sun and wide-open spaces cradling vineyards, ranches, and wine-country estates, the Livermore Valley makes an appealing destination just...

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Follow celebrated routes to iconic vineyards and tucked-away surprises

With more than 4,000 wineries statewide, California lets you sample award-winning wines almost anywhere you go. These classic and up-and-coming wine roads—some too packed with wineries to tackle...

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Always in Season: Animal

Meat’s the star at this L.A. restaurant—but local produce shines too

With a restaurant name the conjures up meat, meat, and more meat, it’s surprising—and intriguing—to learn that the chefs behind Animal, the urban-...

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Always in Season: Tomatoes

Find out why—and where—you can find this crop almost year-round

In California, tomatoes are as synonymous with summer as bikinis on the beach. Big and juicy beefsteaks, flavorful Romas, sweet cherry varieties,...

July

Vampires beware: this is one garlic-infused weekend that creatures of the night may want to miss. Everyone else—go, at least once, to this unforgettably odiferous and one-of-a-kind event. See how...

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Tehama Trail Farms & Ranches

Visit farms and farm stands along the Sacramento River

Established by local farmers, the Tehama Trail meanders through rural communities, linking together nearly two dozen vineyards, orchards, and...

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Always in Season: Cherries

Get the inside scoop on cherries from a third-generation farmer

It’s easy to speed through the Central Valley, rolling along the farm-bounded straightaways of U.S. 99 or Interstate 5. But take the country roads...

October

Honor the harvest season at this remarkable, family-friendly event, hosted at the beautiful Full Belly Farm in the fertile Capay Valley. The valley, just north of Sacramento, has one of the world’...

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North Coast Wine Country

Slip away to some of the state’s most peaceful vineyards

From quiet vineyards bounded by lush redwood forests along the Mendocino Coast, to the sun-drenched rolling hills of rugged Lake County, the North...