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Travel Guide to CaliforniaTravel Guide to California

Travel Guide to California 2017

The Travel Guide to California magazine inspires those interested in traveling to California, with an energetic and stylish take on what California offers. You will experience engaging storytelling, beautiful photography, insider’s tips and resources that will guide your next vacation through California’s diverse tourism regions.

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United States
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Globelite Travel Marketing, Inc.
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INSIDER’S TIP BEST ROADSIDE DINING Innumerable fine watering holes dot California’s famous coastal Highway 1, and one of the best is the Buckeye Roadhouse just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley. Established in 1937 and refurbished in the 1990s, the Buckeye now serves everything from crab and oysters to pork chops and steaks. You can also get local brews and signature cocktails, all in an alpine-style chalet with vaulted ceilings and tall windows. Take a seat and relax.…

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surprises along the way

On the bluffs in San Francisco overlooking the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands, there’s a place that comes upon most visitors as a surprise. The popular walking path here on Lands End winds around the city’s northwest corner high above the sea, narrow and wooded in places, open and flat in others, with expansive views over the water. But sitting atop a flat outcrop far below is a scatter of brown stones that takes on a pattern when you look closely, and you wonder if you’re seeing things. A side path will get you down there and when you come around the last bend you see that you’re right, the stones have been placed to form a labyrinth similar to those of famous European cathedrals. Step inside and take a…

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california dreaming

LOS ANGELES When the popular ’60s musical group The Mamas & the Papas sang of California Dreamin’, it was LA they were musing about, a place of glitter and glamour and stars where dreams could come true. A favorite place to imagine those dreams is high atop Mount Hollywood at Griffith Observatory, especially at night, when stars in the sky seem to fall over the city below and anything seems possible. THE SEDUCTIVE STATE OF CALIFORNIA is large in every sense of the word. It’s the most populous state in the U.S. and the third largest in terms of geographical size. Its economy ranks sixth in the entire world. When it comes to visitor attractions, California presents travelers with as wide a range of riches as many countries. Whether you’re passionate about…

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a home for immigrants and entrepreneurs

THE GOLD RUSH The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) brought a tide of people to the state and turned the sleepy hamlet of San Francisco into an “instant city.” Later, in 1859, miners discovered gold in Mono County east of the Sierra Nevada, where the town of Bodie swelled to 10,000 people in 1880. The mill and houses in Bodie State Historic Park, above, date to 1861. Today, Bodie is a well-preserved ghost town. The Spanish Franciscan friar blessing an adobe church at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá in 1769; the Chilean miner trying his luck panning for gold in a cold Sierra cataract in 1849; the Chinese laborer crossing the heaving Pacific to work on the transcontinental railroad in 1869; the African American leaving the South to build warships on the…

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surprising cities

OAKLAND The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland, above, opened in 1926 with vaudeville shows and silent movies, then with the arrival of talkies, focused exclusively on the new film medium, which it does to this day. California’s golden cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego—are celebrated around the world, and rightly so. But the Golden State boasts an engaging range of things to see and do in less-well-known locales, as well. In cities ranging in size from 5,000 inhabitants to nearly 400,000, a surprising, eclectic menu of food and drink, art and architecture, history and sports is available to visitors. OAKLAND: Overshadowed No More Few California cities are as surprising as Oakland. Long in the shadow of glamorous San Francisco, the East Bay city of 391,000 has a mix of vibrancy, energy and diversity all…

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adrenaline rush

SURFING AT HUNTINGTON BEACH A.K.A. Surf City USA, Huntington Beach draws surfers of all ages, above, into the water. The town in Orange County is known for its prominent pier that dates to 1904, its 9.5-mile long beach and beach culture. The California ideal of sun, surf and sand has been popularized in decades of film and TV shows, from Beach Blanket Bingo to Baywatch. But visitors to California in the summer can discover even more of the state’s natural beauty heading inland to majestic national parks. Sports Take a walk to the pier in Manhattan Beach in Southern California on any given day and you’ll see surfers whipping around the waves, volleyball players diving in the sand, and bikers and skateboarders rolling along the Strand. Drive the hills near San Francisco on a…

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