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Ron Thomas

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Discover the High Sierra

Taking your family to the mountains this winter? Whether your crew is full of avid skiers or contented snowman-makers, the...

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California: Luxury

From Mediterranean style resorts to craftsman-inspired hideaways, California’s luxurious oceanfront hotels offer an incredible range of ways to spend the night in style....

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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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Welcome to Kidifornia, home to magical family holidays

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

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

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

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Unleash the kid within at California’s ultimate play lands

From Disneyland classics to beachfront carousels, the Golden State’s best-in-class theme parks deliver something for everyone, from tots and teens to film buffs and daredevils. Find out what is...

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Lucas Himovitz
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park by Miller

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Find out where the wild things are

Like a journey to Africa, a day at this spectacular park lets you see some of the world’s most magnificent—and endangered—animals at close range...

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Where to release your inner fashionista

Shopping is an art form in California. Whether you are in search of the perfect cocktail dress or an authentic Mexican piñata, you will find it here. Want to sample fresh fruits and...

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Elegant estates, relaxed wineries, urban tasting rooms

Elegant estates at the end of country roads lined with vineyards? Yes. Low-key wineries housed in converted barns? Yes again. Urban wine trails with hip in-town tasting rooms? Yes, we...

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There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
Edward Abbey
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Hands-on fun for all at farms, ranches, and fields statewide

Milk cows, wake up to roosters crowing, feast on farm-to-table foods served in the shade of a blooming orchard—California has a bounty of ways to have hands-on fun at a farm or...

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The 10 acres of rooms, passages and gardens at Fresno's Forestiere Underground Gardens were excavated by hand using only farming tools.
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Lucas Himovitz

Luxury Resorts in the Desert

Relax at spoil-yourself spas under the desert sun

Pampering just comes with the territory in the California desert. Maybe in the old days, desert visitors had to pack in supplies and sleep on the...

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

Celebrity Spotting

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Where to see stars in Hollywood

Stargazing takes on a different meaning in Tinseltown. While there’s no guarantee you’ll spy a familiar face when you’re here, there are some...

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Sample ultra-fresh, hyper-local, and downright amazing

When you come to California, come hungry. This is a state that really knows how to cook. Amazing and innovative chefs sprinkled with Michelin stars work with local farms and artisanal food...

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George's at the Cove
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Tips and information to help you plan your trip

Whether you dream of carving a wave for the first time, relaxing at a wine country estate, taking a spin on an iconic theme park ride or walking through soaring redwoods, you will find your...

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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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Trip 5-7 days 10 stops

Highway One Classic

Take the trip that captures the heart and soul of the Golden State
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Start in one of California’s sunniest destinations, not just in terms of the weather, but also in attitude. In the heart of the city, shop in Horton Plaza, or catch a baseball game at Petco Park. See the giant pandas at the San Diego Zoo. Next, explore one of the city’s diverse...

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Finish your trip in one of the world’s great cities. For a novel way to visit 'the City by the Bay' park your car and explore by foot, bike, and unique public transport. Pedal bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge and back, then explore the lush Presidio, a former military base that is now a...

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Get into the coastal vibe

Maybe it is the sun-streaked hair, the frequent smiles, the eyes always looking west to the horizon to see when the next wave set might roll in. It is the unmistakable look and vibe of a...

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