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California Welcome Centers

California Welcome Centers
Local travel experts and resources share more ideas statewide

Each of the California Welcome Centers scattered throughout the state are staffed with personal travel concierges. These knowledgeable experts are ready to provide information that will enhance and enrich your visit including suggestions on where to eat, what to see and where to stay. Welcome Centers also offer free maps and brochures on local attractions and things to see and do.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Anderson (Shasta Cascade)

Auburn (Gold Country)

El Dorado Hills (Gold Country)

San Francisco (San Francisco Bay Area)

Santa Rosa (San Francisco Bay Area)

Truckee (High Sierra)

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Mammoth Lakes (High Sierra)

Merced (Central Valley)

Oxnard (Central Coast)

Pismo Beach (Central Coast)

Salinas (Central Coast)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Barstow (Deserts)

Buena Park (Orange County)

Oceanside (San Diego County)

Ontario (Inland Empire)

Yucca Valley (Deserts)

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San Diego County, Balboa Park

CALIFORNIA

All Dreams Welcome

Start Dreaming and Exploring Now
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California

See a film star. Sip a cocktail on a rooftop bar at sunset. Slip on a pair of designer shoes in an ultra-luxurious boutique in Beverly Hills. At ...

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Spotlight: Los Angeles

From gourmet chefs experimenting with tacos to funky ice cream sandwiches, you might be surprised what you can find on the streets of L.A. Food trucks are a fun way to...

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Spotlight: Big Sur

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Art and nature merge on this rugged coast, one of California’s most spectacular settings

Welcome to one of the world’s most unforgettable stretches of coastline. This roughly 90-mile-long stretch of redwood- and fog-trimmed waterfront...

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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...

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5 Great Ways to Experience Highway 1

Discover your favourite way to take in this iconic drive through Big Sur and beyond

Now that repairs are complete, you can once again drive the legendarily scenic Highway 1 through Big Sur. With its redwood forests, towering...