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In California, we believe in the power of potential and possibility, especially when it comes to our dreams. We also know that life will never reach its full potential unless we relentlessly ask, “What if?” After all, “if” is Cal-if-ornia’s middle name.

We invite you to explore the What If–themed content below: What if money was no object and you could splurge your way across the state? What if you could travel back in time to explore California’s fascinating history? What if you could experience total isolation, or nonstop adventure, or the sensation of flying? Here, we welcome all What If’s with open arms because there’s only one wrong way to “What If”…What if you don’t?

The safety of both visitors and residents is a top priority in the Golden State. Before traveling, familiarize yourself with local guidelines and regulations for all of the destinations you plan to visit. We also encourage everyone to check out Visit California’s Responsible Travel Hub as well as the latest Travel Updates.

What if...money was no object?

Santa Barbara's Luxury Resorts
Orange County's Luxury Resorts
Terranea Resort
16 Unforgettable Private Tours in California

What if...you could eat anything you wanted?

California Now Has 90 Michelin-Starred Restaurants
11 Foodie Finds Along Highway 1
Culinary Greatest Hits
Michelin Announces 2019 California Bib Gourmand Awards

What if...your kids planned your vacation?

Know Before You Go: Universal Studios Hollywood
Know Before You Go: Disneyland Resort
Know Before You Go: LEGOLAND California

What if...life was one long shopping spree?

Inland Empire Outlet Shopping
Road Trip: Southern California Shopping Spree
Four Awesome Shopping Destinations in California
Santa Monica Shopping
Los Angeles County Shopping
10 Shops for Unique Gifts in the San Francisco Bay Area

What if...you could travel through time?

Highway 49
How to Honor Black History Month in California
California Missions

What if...you could explore like a celebrity?

California Questionnaire: Margaret Cho