If travel plans are back on the agenda this year, here’s an excellent way to get started. The new—and completely free—2022 California Visitor’s Guide: The Best of California offers a comprehensive resource for anyone ready to explore the Golden State, whether this is your first trip or your 20th.
This year’s coffee table–worthy publication focuses on off-the-beaten-path experiences—more than 300 of them—curated by our team of locals and experts. And one especially savvy Bay Area resident graces the cover: Ayesha Curry, the chef/author/entrepreneur who offers personalized advice on restaurants, shops, and even a bliss-inducing county park. “I think what’s beautiful about California is that it’s just a melting pot of so many cultures and people and interests,” Curry says. “I just love that you can find everything here.”
If you’re planning a trip to any of California’s iconic destinations, expect to find plenty of surprises. In Exploring California’s Cities, learn about under-the-radar spots in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Hidden Gems for Families, meanwhile, features some familiar theme parks—including Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, and LEGOLAND California—but offers tips on sometimes-overlooked experiences within each of them. If you’re always seeking out the next great hike or outdoor adventure, check out Unexpected Wonders, which details 10 otherworldly landscapes across the state.
Venturing farther afield? Peruse the 12 sections devoted to each region of the Golden State, from the northern reaches of the Shasta Cascade down to the Deserts, to find new (or new to you) things to see, do, and eat. Check out the wealth of maps, listings, and trip ideas, like planning your getaway around a scenic byway, or attending an only-in-California festival—quirky events celebrating anything from Bigfoot to a rare type of apple.
Getting the new guide is easy: Order it here, and we’ll send it straight to your doorstep, along with a bonus. For a limited time, your free order will also include 2021’s Best of California Guide, featuring Tracee Ellis Ross and 224 more tips on making the most of your Golden State vacation.