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Official California Travel Guides

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Visitors Guide Covers 2024

The 2024 California Visitor’s Guide: The Best of California is a testament to the Golden State’s playful spirit, featuring “58 Reasons Why California Is the Ultimate Playground” and scores of travel tips from passionate locals. Tourism industry businesses and DMOs are invited to view online or order print publications at no cost.

In an exclusive interview with Zoey Deschanel, the actor, musician and mother of two recalls some of her fondest memories of growing up in California, while sharing insights about the state’s creative energy and reminiscing about the landscapes that still inspire her. The Golden State is also a wonderful place to visit for travelers of all interests, ages and abilities, as readers will discover in the guide’s diverse features. Highlights include:

"On Trend: California Aperitifs,” which features refreshing pre-dinner cocktails made with local produce 
“Next-Level Glamping,” inviting readers to ditch the tent in exchange for soft-adventure getaways 
“8 New Trails to Explore,” showcasing freshly constructed paths in California’s parks 
“Sustainable Sips,” a guide to some of California’s eco-friendly wineries
“Plan-Ahead Travel Guide,” where readers can learn how to score a spot at the state’s most coveted attractions 
“6 Fabulous Film Locations,” a jet-setting guide from movie scout Lori Balton
“Deep Thoughts at Séc-he,” highlighting the luxe pampering and cultural insights found in Palm Springs
"Meet 9 California Ski Insiders,” featuring some of the snow experts who work at California’s iconic ski resorts
"California Shopping: A to Z Guide,” a comprehensive guide to shopping throughout the Golden State

The 2024 California Visitor’s Guide: The Best of California also includes detailed information about the state’s 12 travel regions, including maps, listings, and four “Splurge vs. Save” charts that highlight experiences for every budget.

The free 500,000-circulation publication is available at California Welcome Centers, regional tourism offices, and online at VisitCalifornia.com/travel-guides. It will also be distributed in March with three Dotdash Meredith publications: Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and Real Simple.

Road Trips Guide & Map
Bundled with the new Visitor's guide are two publications that inspire visitors to explore the state and extend their stays. Visitors looking to explore California’s open roads can also pick up the most recent California Road Trips Guide. The magazine features celebrated performer Jennifer Hudson, who shares her favorite getaways around the Golden State. You’ll also find 8 fun-filled itineraries that start and end at different airports, making it super easy to focus your adventure in any region of the state.

The California Official State Map is yet another valuable resource for those looking to travel within the state. The foldout map is infused with editorial insights about noteworthy drives throughout the state and also lists mileage information, car rental options and California Welcome Center locations.

Order and view today.