California Releases 2014 Visitors Guide
From hands-on culinary adventures to luxurious spa retreats to ways to explore iconic places like Yosemite, Big Sur, and California’s exciting gateway cities, Visit California announces the release of the all-new, 2014 California Official State Visitor’s Guide. With articles, trip ideas, photos and maps, this year’s 204-page guide serves as a free resource for consumers to plan their next vacation to sunny California.
“Our visitor’s guide includes boundless ideas and stunning photography that will inspire any type of traveler to make California their next vacation destination,” said Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, the state’s official tourism agency. “Plus, this year’s edition features inside scoops from California’s top chefs and designers as well as off the beaten path road trips and unexpected ways to enjoy some of the state’s favorite attractions.”
The visitor’s guide also includes 12 feature articles penned by award-winning writers and accompanied by photos. Packed with travel ideas, these articles highlight a host of new ideas and ways to play in the Golden State, including how to live the ultimate dream day being pampered like a movie star, indulging like a foodie, and playing in the sea and sun like a California surfer.
Articles also focus on family-friendly farm stays and visits, favorite shopping destinations, a “how-to” guide on attending tapings of live television shows, incredible state and national park experiences, and theme park “after-dark” programs and events. The guide also includes must-see events, 32 regional trip ideas covering all corners of the state, and an easy-to-use statewide travel planner, with hundreds of helpful resources, fun destinations, and details on lodging.
Other highlights include the 2014 Official State Map. The highly detailed, large-format map, dotted with urban must-sees and bonus ideas like rooftop dining, zoos and aquariums, and California missions, can be pulled out of the guide and used both for planning and for use when travelers are on their vacation.