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The 2016 Travel Guide to California is a comprehensive guide that provides travelers to the State with all of the information they need to enrich and enjoy their trip.

The 192 page magazine includes features on 17 different travel themes as well as detailed information on all 14 tourism regions within the state. Editorial features include topics such as Theme Parks, Road Trips, Golf, Architecture & Gardens, Museums & Art, Cuisine, Shopping, Wine Country and many others.


LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
A place for dreams and reinvention

Thanks to the Beach Boys harmonizing about California girls, beach party movies of the ’60s and TV shows like Baywatch, many people think of Los Angeles as palm trees...
ORANGE COUNTY:
Beyond surfer dudes and Mickey Mouse, an ethnic melting pot with artistic energy

Disneyland put Anaheim, and thus Orange County, on the travel map, but visitors lost no time following locals to the warm, idyllic beach cities...
SAN DIEGO COUNTY:
From sun-kissed shoreline to inland desertscapes, wide open spaces meet urban culture and history

California has no shortage of beach towns, but San Diego is its only “beach city,” with the state’s second-largest population but also 70 miles of scenic coastline ...
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:
The Bay Area’s diversity and scenic beauty make it a top destination

The San Francisco Bay Area never disappoints visitors: the majestic towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and other cities of culture and great dining...
SAN JOSE & SILICON VALLEY:
High tech, innovation, museums and more

San Jose and Silicon Valley, known worldwide for technology innovation, have come of age as centers for the arts, culture and attractions...
MONTEREY BAY & BIG SUR:
The real “laid-back” California

Stretching south of one of the largest urban areas of the state—the San Francisco Bay Area—the coastal region from Santa Cruz through Big Sur is the ideal place to slow down...
CENTRAL COAST:
Endless and uncrowded beaches

Lining the coast south of Big Sur to Santa Barbara is a string of small beach towns, assembled just above the high-tide line of the Pacific Ocean, as if they’re merely part of the ocean’s treasure...
NORTH COAST:
The “Land of the Giants” is a lush region of redwood forests, fishing harbors and Victorian villages

Until you’ve seen one up close, it’s hard to grasp just how neck-craningly tall a coastal redwood tree is...
SHASTA CASCADE:
A mystical mountain towers over an outdoor adventure playground

Thrusting 14,179 feet into the Northern California sky, Mount Shasta is such an imposing presence that it creates its own weather...
HIGH SIERRA:
The Range of Light is a user-friendly land of superlatives

“The Range of Light” was John Muir’s pet name for his beloved Sierra Nevada. It’s not just the ethereal luminosity of the glacially polished granite that drew the renowned naturalist...
GOLD COUNTRY:
A Mother Lode of attractions in the Sierra Foothills

It was a flash in the pan that changed the history of California, and of the world. The sparkling gold nugget that caught the eye of James W. Marshall as he tended a sawmill in the Sierra Nevada...
CENTRAL VALLEY:
California’s rich garden

California’s Central Valley contains thousands of acres of land under cultivation and small farming communities that seem to have been frozen in time....
DESERTS:
A fun in the sun playground for everyone

With its awesome landscapes and sublime winter weather, California’s desert region has a unique allure. More than five million visitors annually descend on Palm Springs...
INLAND EMPIRE:
This often-overlooked region offers highlights of California, from deserts to soaring mountain ranges and abundant vineyards and orchards

Within the Inland Empire’s vast 5,000 square miles, the scenery and historic sites deftly capture quintessential California, from Spanish and Native American history to the era of stagecoaches and the Golden Age of traveling Route 66...
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