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California Responsible Travel Code

California is a place of wide-open spaces that champions open-mindedness and celebrates diversity. Californians respect our friends and neighbors, the environment, local culture, and all the different kinds of people who visit our state. Respect is the key to keeping California’s precious and fragile beauty protected, today and tomorrow. 

Feel free to traipse, travel, and find your joy in California. Please follow this California Responsible Travel Code while doing so. 

Roam Responsibly. I will explore California thoughtfully and responsibly, maintaining the utmost respect for everyone and everything I encounter.

Educate Myself. I will do my research before traveling across the state, familiarizing myself with local regulations and community concerns.

Seek Out Locals. Nobody knows California better than the longtime residents who call the state home. Do yourself a favor on your next trip and ask a local for advice. 

Preserve California. I will protect and nurture the Golden State’s pristine outdoor spaces and cultural icons, by maintaining a light footprint at every turn and paying special attention to delicate ecosystems. 

Embrace Community. I will support local businesses and do my part to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places I visit.

Celebrate Culture. I will immerse myself in California’s diverse local cultures and embrace the traditions and practices I encounter.

Teach Others. I will lead by example and share these practices with fellow travelers, acknowledging that we all share the responsibility to protect California.

If you’re like us, you agree that nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. We're here to help, and we encourage you to explore this website and Visit California’s social media channels for information and inspiration.

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