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Share Your California Love

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The Power of Love (Il potere dell'amore)
In The Power of Love (Il potere dell'amore) di Visit California, una dichiarazione di servizio pubblica, il governatore della California Jerry Brown, il governatore eletto Gavin Newsom e una serie di celebrità hanno espresso la loro preoccupazione per le vittime dei recenti incendi in California e hanno esortato i visitatori a donare ciò che potevano alla Croce Rossa.

Donate qui

Moltissime persone ci hanno contattato in merito ai recenti incendi boschivi e ci hanno chiesto come potevano aiutare. Non potremmo mai ringraziarvi abbastanza per la vostra solidarietà. I vostri contributi possono fare davvero la differenza, quindi per favore fate clic qui per donare. Donate ciò che potete, poco o tanto, perché tutto aiuta. 

È stato incredibilmente gratificante vedere così tante persone unirsi durante questi momenti difficili. Tale generosità è un aspetto essenziale dell'esperienza californiana, qualcosa che i visitatori rimarcano sempre quando vengono qui.

Vi incoraggiamo a provare questo pianificando un viaggio nel Golden State.  Se decidete di visitare Butte County, Los Angeles County, o qualche altro luogo in California, i vostri soldi per le vacanze gioveranno a molti piccoli proprietari di aziende, lavoratori in hotel, personale di ristoranti, ecc., e giocheranno un enorme ruolo nell'aiutare queste comunità.

Ci piacerebbe anche invitarvi a condividere l'amore e a scoprire la ricchezza che la California ha da offrire.

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The Power of Love (Il potere dell'amore)
In The Power of Love (Il potere dell'amore) di Visit California, una dichiarazione di servizio pubblica, il governatore della California Jerry Brown, il governatore eletto Gavin Newsom e una serie di celebrità hanno espresso la loro preoccupazione per le vittime dei recenti incendi in California e hanno esortato i visitatori a donare ciò che potevano alla Croce Rossa.
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Spotlight: Butte County

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Discover the many sides of Northern California’s surprising Butte County

Butte County is a land of remarkable contrasts. North of Sacramento, between the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, it’s a diverse agricultural...

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City Plaza, Chico

City Plaza, Chico
Wander the well-preserved square in this Shasta Cascade town

The History: A town square was a must for Chico’s founders in the 1860s. The result, City Plaza, is still a hub of activity, hosting everything from art shows to culinary festivals. The history in this town, not quite 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, remains accessible as well. Some of the original buildings stand unchanged; others have undergone a refresh, but their bones have stayed intact. Start at the grand Renaissance Revival–style Chico Midtown Station (i.e. Downtown Post Office, which has looked the same since its opening in 1916). Then check out the Senator Theatre—an Art Deco gem built in 1927 that was home to vaudeville acts and movie screenings and is a concert venue today. Don’t miss the gorgeous animal mural inside. 

Where to Play: The Plaza area offers some fun activities that are historic in their own way: the National Yo-Yo Museum, free to tour and featuring the world’s biggest working wooden yo-yo; and the Janet Turner Print Museum, with a collection of more than 3,500 fine-art prints. To surround yourself with history, stay at the Hotel Diamond, which has been around since 1904. The hardwood floors are still originals; the rest has been refurbished into a stately property that includes the gourmet Two Twenty Restaurant

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Family Farming Tradition in Chico
Nestled by the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Chico boasts a vibrant college campus and a buzzy restaurant scene, but nobody seems to be in a hurry.
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Malibu

Malibu
Explore a fabled beachfront town with real star power

Stretching for more than 30 miles along the Pacific and Highway One, Malibu has achieved almost mythological status among California beach towns. Hollywood stars and top athletes live in oceanfront homes here, under an elegant veil of privacy on long strands of beach, and enjoy front-row seats for surfing and unforgettable sunsets.

While it may sound exclusive, there is plenty of Malibu magic for visitors to access too. Considered to have some of the most perfect waves anywhere, Malibu’s Surfrider Beach, just off the Malibu Pier, was named the first World Surfing Reserve; nearby Zuma Beach is a sun magnet for locals and families. In winter, Point Dume, at Malibu’s north end, provides an ideal perch for spotting migrating gray whales.

The perfect aesthetics stretch beyond the beach, too. The Getty Villa—the original home of the Getty Museum, which opened in 1974—focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman Art (admission is free, but you need to make a reservation). For more contemporary, beachy masterpieces, check out the 30 historic surfboards on display, some dating back to the 1910s, at the Surf Museum at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library. And for wearable art—and perhaps to spot one of the local celebs—browse the shops at the Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumber Yard, two upscale retail centers located next to one another.

Afterward, grab a bite at Malibu Farms, the organic café and restaurant that sits right on the pier. Or browse the fresh catches—and try one of the famed ahi tuna burgers—at Malibu Seafood, right across from Dan Blocker Beach. To spend the night like an insider, get a room at the 47-room Malibu Beach Inn, a former motel located on the so-nicknamed Billionaire’s Beach, which was given its original makeover by Hollywood mogul David Geffen.

Tough as it is to drag yourself away from the ocean, head inland a short distance and you can also hike through hills and canyons, filled with spring wildflowers and even waterfalls, on trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For a cool guided experience, take one of the two-hour Malibu Wine Hikes on the rolling terrain of Saddlerock Ranch vineyard; walks include stops to see Chumash cave drawings, a meet-and-greet with a movie-star giraffe (he was in Hangover 3) and, of course, a wine tasting.

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Golden State of Mind: Pioneer of Fashion - Jennifer Meyer
See how designer Jennifer Meyer uses her California surroundings as inspiration for her whimsical line of fine jewelry.