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From misty Northern California redwood forests to sun-kissed Southern California beaches, the enchanted Golden State makes daydreams seem like reality. Discover hundreds of places to visit, learn our diverse regions and lively cities all in one place.

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From the 17 museums and cultural institutions in San Diego’s Balboa Park to Hearst Castle along the Central Coast to the world-class offerings in San Francisco, the Golden State is blessed with an embarrassment of riches. Don’t miss the artwork at Los Angeles County icons like the Getty Center and The Broad, but also keep an eye out for unique collections around the state, including the International Surf Museum in Huntington Beach and performing arts troupes from Oakland to Costa Mesa.

California is a place of wide-open spaces that champions open-mindedness and celebrates diversity. Californians respect our friends and neighbors and their health and safety. We respect the environment, local culture and all the different kinds of people who visit our state. Respect is the key to keeping each other safe and all of California’s precious and fragile beauty protected, today and tomorrow. Feel free to traipse, travel and follow 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, which may have changed over time. This is especially important in rural communities with limited healthcare resources. Safety First. I will follow public health directives from government officials, including physical distancing measures. I will take all necessary steps to minimize health risks to myself and others and stay home if I’m sick. 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. We all need something to look forward to again and nothing is more exciting than planning that next perfect getaway. We’re here to help. Let’s go there. It’s time to feel the feeling of anticipation again. Get inspired, get planning and book that perfect trip to take, when you’re ready. Let’s go there. The journey begins the moment we decide to go somewhere. Let’s Go There. Book now to travel later.

Thanks to its 840 miles of coastline, nine national parks, thousands of campgrounds, and a scenic diversity unparalleled on the planet, California is truly an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. You can drive dune buggies in the desert, ride the whitewater on a kayak or raft, soar above the ocean on a hang glider, ski in the backcountry, rock climb in Yosemite, explore coastal islands above or below the water, and so much more. Let your imagination be your guide and explore the endless opportunities in the Golden State.

California boasts nine national parks—more than any other state—and each has its own unique appeal. Death Valley is the biggest, the hottest, and the most foreboding. Joshua Tree possesses an otherworldly charm and so much dynamic flora. If you want to escape civilization, head to the Channel Islands. For big trees, Kings Canyon & Sequoia are both superb. Yosemite National Park is a World Heritage site and it’s easy to see why. Pinnacles is an ideal spot to see endangered California condors while Lassen Volcanic and Redwoods will provide delights both expected and surprising.

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Highlights of California

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Bougainvillea twining across red-tiled rooftops, birdsong mingling with the ocean breeze, islands and whale spouts on the horizon—Santa Barbara’s charms tempt at every turn. Perfect getaways don’t get much more perfect.

Take it from the movie stars who sneak away to Santa Barbara all the time—or just straight up move here. Oprah, Brad, Ellen, and other first-name’s-enough A-listers have estates here, many tucked away in the coastal enclave of Montecito. Why not? There’s that legendary Old World beauty that befits the city’s nickname, “The American Riviera.”



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Santa Monica

Santa Monica

With nearly four miles of beaches and a vibrant urban scene, Santa Monica blends the sophistication of an international coastal city with the laidback vibe of a California beach town. Even though it’s only 15 miles/24 km west of downtown Los Angeles, it feels like a weekend getaway spot.

Celebrated for its dining, Santa Monica is home to restaurants helmed by such renowned chefs as Wolfgang Puck (Chinois on Main), Josiah Citrin (Citrin and Mélisse), as well as a pair of spots recently awarded coveted Michelin stars (Rustic Canyon and Dialogue). Many local chefs buy their produce at the bounteous Wednesday and Saturday morning downtown Farmers Market, which ranks with the country’s very best.



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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

No destination is perfect but the city of San Luis Obispo comes pretty darn close. Situated on the edge of the Edna Valley wine region and home to California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, this is a college and wine country town all in one, with gorgeous open space for hiking and mountain biking nearby. One of California’s most appealing places to live, it’s no wonder that San Luis Obispo was recognized a few years ago as the happiest city in the country.



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Monterey

Monterey

You won’t run out of fun activities in this picturesque coastal community. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an absolute must, a place where you can marvel at marine life and learn how to help preserve our oceans. On Cannery Row, you’ll find luxurious waterfront hotels, great shopping, and abundant dining options. Just a short distance from town, some of the world’s finest golf courses await in Pebble Beach. And the local wine scene is one of the area’s best-kept secrets.



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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes

NO SMALL ADVENTURE
Welcome to Mammoth Lakes, where “no way” is never far away. Majestic in scale and awesome in its natural beauty, the year-round adventureland of Mammoth Lakes is one of those rare places that you have to see to still not totally believe. The name speaks to the size of the mountains, the expanse of the valleys, the incredible number of crystal clear mountain lakes and the endless opportunities for adventure just outside your door. But what makes this place really unique are the surreal storybook scenes that drop jaws, spark the imagination and make every moment feel like a brush with the truly incredible.



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San Francisco

San Francisco

Whether you're a first visitor or long-time local, San Francisco's Golden Gate welcomes all. This is the place to find out about all things San Francisco, and how you can safely experience the best of the city. Our Gate is Open, and we can't wait to welcome you!



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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to renowned museums, unique hotels, diverse experiences and 75 miles of sunny coastline. The best way to discover LA is by exploring all of the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods.

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Club Adventures Tours in California

Walking in California’s Sierra Nevada
5 days, from $1,483

Walking in California’s Sierra Nevada

California Pacific Coast Getaway
5 days, from $2,240

California Pacific Coast Getaway

Walk Yosemite National Park
6 days, from $1,831

Walk Yosemite National Park

California Sonoma Getaway
6 days, from $1,485

California Sonoma Getaway

American Experiences: Discover California’s Coast
Road trip, from $1,209

American Experiences: Discover California’s Coast

American Experiences: Discover San Francisco and Wine Country
Road trip, from $659

American Experiences: Discover San Francisco and Wine Country

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