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Travel Guide to California

Travel Guide to California 2019 Travel Guide to California

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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THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA has 58 counties, whose boundaries are shown on this map. The state’s tourism regions sometimes spill over several counties and in some places jump borders to include portions of counties. The colored sections on the map show where these regions are. INSIDER’S »TIP FINE ROADSIDE DINING It’s no secret that innumerable superb dining experiences await on California’s famous coast-hugging Highway 1. One excellent find is the Little River Inn on the Mendocino County coast just three miles south of the town of Mendocino. Stop in for Executive Chef Marc Dym’s fresh steamed clam chowder, bouillabaisse or pine nut crusted salmon, and dine in a comfortable atmosphere with big ocean views. Better yet, stay the night!…

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finding your favorite place

Once again this past year I made what has become an annual pilgrimage to Tuolumne Meadows in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park. I go in September, when the summer crowds have diminished but warm weather hangs on for a few weeks before the deep freeze of winter comes to the high country. Here I take the time to reflect on the good fortune in my life while hiking to my favorite spots—Lembert Dome, Soda Springs, Cathedral Lakes, Lyell Canyon, Elizabeth Lake. Even to a favorite old tree with a hollow at eye level where I once saw two mountain bluebirds coming and going to feed their young. It doesn’t take much to find favorite places in California. For road trippers, there’s the serpentine, cliff-hugging Highway 1 along the Big Sur…

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dreams of the golden state

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 fifth 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 natural activities, cultural pursuits or dining and wining, the Golden State has diverse delights to entice you. Outdoor Adventurer If you’re a nature lover and active adventurer, you’ll be dazzled by the state’s spectacular spectrum. On the western edge there’s the Pacific Ocean, the largest body of water in the world, perfect for surfing, sailing and swimming. In the east there are the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada, a haven…

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a place for immigrants and entrepreneurs

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 Oakland waterfront in 1942; the Haight-Ashbury hippie with her wakeful dreaming in San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1967; the Indian engineer launching a high-tech startup in Palo Alto in 2019, all have something in common: starting over. The United States is said to be a place where the world comes to begin again—to reinvent itself, in the current coinage. If so, California is the “America” of America. This was so even…

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surprising cities

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 900 inhabitants to nearly 65,000, a surprising, eclectic menu of food and drink, art and architecture, history and sports is available to visitors. MENDOCINO: Victorian Wonderland Claiming pride of place in hopelessly beautiful Mendocino County, the town of Mendocino is one of the best-loved destinations on California’s North Coast. The village of 900 people 130 miles north of San Francisco is stocked with historic B&Bs, heritage hotels, clothing shops, art galleries and deeply delicious, locally owned restaurants. Settled in the mid-19th century by westward-ho New Englanders, Portuguese fishers and Chinese immigrants, Mendocino…

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the outdoors are calling

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 sunny weekend afternoon, and in a matter of minutes you’ll pass pelotons of road bikers, and hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers launching onto trailheads. In the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, fleets of sailboats ride ocean breezes,…