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Jan 29, 2016, 11:00 ET
Gridiron Legend Joe Montana Recreates "The Catch" & Snaps A Selfie

Gridiron Legend Joe Montana Recreates "The Catch" & Snaps A Selfie

Visit California launches today its new three-episode web series "Bay Area or Bust" on YouTube.com/VisitCalifornia. The series features gridiron...

Dec 18, 2015, 19:12 ET
Travelers to California can celebrate the North American premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a visit to LEGOLAND California Resort, featuring a 1,900-pound model of the Death Star.  (Photo Credit: LEGOLAND California Resort)

Visit California Invites Star Wars Fans To Go Behind The Scenes With Golden State Travel Experiences

 Visit California is welcoming Star Wars fans to explore the Golden State while celebrating the much anticipated North American premiere of...

Dec 17, 2015, 10:30 ET
California Restaurant Month

Experience The Golden State's Fresh And Innovative Flavor During The 6th Annual California Restaurant Month

 California Restaurant Month returns to the Golden State this Jan. 1-31, 2016 with an expanded program that builds upon traditional restaurant...

Dec 01, 2015, 10:30 ET

"Top Chef" Shines Light On California's Culinary Scene

California's culinary scene takes the spotlight as Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning "Top Chef" heads to the Golden State for a road trip...

Oct 15, 2015, 13:14 ET
Caroline Beteta, center, president and CEO of Visit California, poses with, left to right, choreographer Ryan Heffington, director Brantley Gutierrez, actress Emma Stone and musician Will Butler at The GRAMMY Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. Beteta led a panel discussion after Visit California premiered their latest California Dreamers video "Dream of Dance," which explores Heffington's creative world and Golden State inspiration. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision for Visit California/AP)

Visit California Premieres "Dream of Dance" - an Inside Look at Choreographer Ryan Heffington's Latest Music Video "Anna"

 Visit California hosted an exclusive panel discussion last night with the cast and crew of "Anna," a new single and music video by Arcade...

May 12, 2015, 13:00 ET
Get the most out of the Golden State with California Road Trips

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

 Whether your ideal summer vacation has you cruising the coast, rambling through Redwoods or finding delight in the desert, California Road...

Jan 20, 2015, 13:45 ET

Visit California Relaunches Consumer Website

 Visit California is making its website more inspiring and visually engaging with a complete redesign of its 13 sites in nine languages. The...

Jan 05, 2015, 15:00 ET
Visit California Launches 2015 Vacation Guide

Visit California's 2015 Visitor's Guide Inspires Travelers To Explore The Many Wonders Of The Golden State

Eager to share California's abundance of iconic travel destinations, luxurious retreats and bucket-list getaways, Visit California announces the...

Dec 04, 2014, 16:03 ET

California Restaurant Month Celebrates 5 Years In 2015

January offers 31 days of culinary experiences and exploration throughout the Golden State during Visit California's fifth-annual California...

Jun 05, 2014, 19:23 ET
Commissioned by Visit California and crafted in Los Angeles by mixologist Eric Tocosky, the "Golden Gait" features distinctly Californian ingredients, Tequila and celebrates the state's vibrant horse racing past, present and future! (PRNewsFoto/Visit California)

Californians Cheer On Home Grown Favorite In Pursuit Of Golden State's First Triple Crown Win

California is the land of big dreams and for one local horse and the race team behind him, the ultimate dream of winning the Triple Crown is on the...

May 22, 2014, 17:44 ET

Visit California Releases 2014 Road Trips Guide

 With summer right around the corner, Visit California's California Road Trips 2014 is the perfect ride-along guide to the Golden...

May 06, 2014, 15:00 ET

Visit California Partners With Entertainment Tonight For Cutting-Edge Content Integration Program

In a first-of-its-kind brand integration program, Visit California has partnered with "Entertainment Tonight," the number one rated...

Jan 16, 2014, 16:00 ET

Visit California's 2014 Visitor's Guide Inspires Travelers To Live Their Vacation Dream In The Golden State

 From hands-on culinary adventures, to luxurious spa retreats, to ways to explore iconic places like Yosemite, Big Sur, and California's...

Jan 02, 2014, 03:00 ET

There's No Better Time To Dine In California Than January:

 Visit California invites visitors to relish the Golden State's celebrated wine and food offerings this January during the fourth annual...

May 16, 2013, 15:29 ET

Newest California Road Trips Guide Makes Family Road Trips Easy To Navigate

 As summer approaches, the California Road Trips 2013 will be the perfect ride-along guide to California with new, technology-friendly features...

Apr 12, 2013, 09:00 ET

Visit California Launches 1st Consumer Marketing Campaign In China & Appoints Miss Gao Yuanyuan As California Tourism Ambassador

 Visit California activated California's first direct-to-consumer destination marketing campaign as part of the Governor's Trade and Investment...

Feb 25, 2013, 18:23 ET

Visit California Debuts 'Playground California' Family Travel Campaign

 Visit California is launching its first dedicated family travel initiative, 'Playground California,' with the national airing of its new Kids...

Nov 14, 2012, 15:26 ET

Eat Like a Californian This January: Third-Annual California Restaurant Month Spans 33 Spectacular Destinations in 2013

 Visit California invites visitors to sample and savor the Golden State's internationally renowned wine and food this January during California...

Oct 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

'Dreamland' Documentary Now Airing On PBS

True Californians are pioneers, innovators and icons who have contributed to the mystique and lure of California's unique culture and...

Aug 30, 2012, 13:30 ET

Discover Hidden Gem Wine Regions During California Wine Month

If you think you've been there and sipped that in California wine country, think again. In honor of California Wine Month, when the...