Want advice from locals and experts to help plan your next California vacation? You’ll find 224 insider recommendations about what to see and do in the Golden State in the new 2021 California Visitor’s Guide: The Best of California, now available—for free! The 196-page publication features familiar favorites—beaches, national parks, redwoods, wine country—as well as plenty of off-the-beaten-path attractions and destinations.
Check out “Must-See Wonders” to get inspired by some of California’s most beautiful natural sites; take advice from Eater LA’s Farley Elliot on where to find the best bites across the state; and uncover quirky oddities with help from Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura. Locals from all 12 travel regions recommend their nearby favorites, including North Coast winemaker Theodora Lee, who shares her top places to sample the latest vintages and watch a perfect sunset. Mike Oz, cofounder of the Taco Truck Throwdown, reveals where to taste world-class Mexican food in the under-the-radar Central Valley. And if you’re curious about the iconic mid-century modern architecture of Greater Palm Springs, tour operator Kurt Cyr tells you where to go.
Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross graces the cover of this year’s guide and talks about her formative years growing up in Los Angeles as well as her entrepreneurial successes. In an exclusive interview, the actor expresses her love for the Golden State and shares her favorite stores, museums, eateries, and vacation spots.