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California: Family

Adventures in Kidifornia is a new original ‘edutainment’ video series that showcases some of the most exciting—and enriching—family destinations in California...

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California attracts more than 250 million tourists each year, many of whom are eager to swim, ski, hike, and of course, sample local wines. Others map out memorable road...

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California: Luxury

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s historic union has been called ‘the people’s wedding’ for good reason. Not only did the down-to-earth couple invite hundreds of British...

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Learn about San Diego’s Spanish roots, go tide pooling and watch for whales at this historic park

Charged by his native Spain to explore new worlds, Spaniard explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore at this tip of land in 1542,...

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Relax Like a Royal

Experience imperial luxury at some of California’s poshest resorts

You don’t have to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to receive the royal treatment in California. These exclusive luxury resorts will make...

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Recharge Like a Royal

Bliss out and de-stress at these California locations, where self-care is the top priority

Meghan Markle is a world traveller with a demanding schedule, yet the newest member of the royal family somehow remains radiant and surprisingly...

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How to Adventure Like a Royal

Experience the majesty of California’s great outdoors with one of these vacation ideas

Adventurous vacations provided the building blocks for the royal romance between Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle. While he...

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Ride Like a Royal

Travel through California the way Meghan and Harry would on one of these luxury excursions

Millions of royal wedding watchers are obsessing over the soon-to-be-wed couple, who will ride through the streets of Windsor in a...

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8 Ways to Dine Like a Royal

A must-taste line-up of 20-course dinners, celebrity favourites and secret cocktail haunts befitting a duchess

It’s a modern fairy tale: an American actress, a British prince, a blind date gone (very) well and a royal engagement that has...

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Spotlight: Santa Barbara

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Mediterranean style magic and a perfect ocean breeze

Bougainvillea twining across red-tiled rooftops, birdsong mingling with the ocean breeze, islands and whale spouts on the horizon—...

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Spotlight: Ventura County

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Absorb the relaxed vibe of this classic California destination on the coast

When it comes to places in California that feel like one big outdoor playground, Ventura County, on the south end of the Central Coast, stands out...

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Share the Love in the Golden State

Santa Barbara, Ventura, Sonoma and Napa have bounced back beautifully from recent challenges, and there’s never been a better time to visit

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

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

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

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

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

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Casa de Fruta Orchard Resort

Part fruit stand, part theme park, this Central Coast stop is the perfect place to fill your belly

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...

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Learn about San Diego’s Spanish roots, go tide pooling and watch for whales at this historic park

Charged by his native Spain to explore new worlds, Spaniard explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore at this tip of land in 1542,...

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Harris Ranch

This Central Valley oasis is a perfect place for a quick pit stop or even a relaxed meal and overnight stay

Looking for a great place to stop on Highway 5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco? Look no further: ...

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Spotlight: Santa Monica

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Visit the perfect sunny strip for sand, surf and shopping

The oceanfront city of Santa Monica, lined with its nearly four miles of beaches, feels like a weekend getaway spot, even though it’s only 15...

Ragged Point

Trip 3-4 days 8 stops

San Luis Obispo to Ragged Point

Venture from San Luis Obispo up Highway 1 to discover pristine coastline, small beach towns and a fabled landmark
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From Highway One, you will see this incredible complex of ornately embellished towers and buildings perched high on a coastal hilltop, like a coastal Shangri La with 360 views. Park in the main lot of the state park grounds, then check in at the visitor centre to ride one of the park’s...

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Spotlight: Sonoma County

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Escape to wine country with secret vineyards, cosy 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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Casa de Fruta Orchard Resort

Part fruit stand, part theme park, this Central Coast stop is the perfect place to fill your belly

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...

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8 Ways to Raise Awareness Like a Royal

Pay it forward with these bright ideas for giving back across the Golden State

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s historic union has been called ‘the people’s wedding’ for good reason. Not only did the down-to-earth couple...

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How to Pack for a Trip to California

The lowdown on what to bring with you—and what to leave at home

California attracts more than 250 million tourists each year, many of whom are eager to swim, ski, hike, and of course, sample local wines. Others...

SPECIAL FEATURE
Kidifornia is the ultimate family playground—and it now features a video series that celebrates adventure and fun learning experiences

Adventures in Kidifornia is a new original ‘edutainment’ video series that showcases some of the most exciting—and enriching—family destinations in CaliforniaUsing a unique...

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