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California Road Trips Guide inspires summer travel plans

New guide highlights 10 unique Golden State itineraries - and more!

Sacramento, Calif. (15 May 2017) – The 2017/2018 issue of California Road Trips arrives just in time for summer travel. Distributed in the June 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine and produced by Time Inc. editors, designers and photographers, this year’s guide dazzles with Joshua Tree National Park on the cover. Inside, readers will find 10 itineraries that venture into the Golden State's deserts, mountains, cities and beaches.

'California is the quintessential summer road trip destination,' said Caroline Beteta, Visit California president & CEO. 'From popular theme parks to the state’s most hidden gems, the new issue of California Road Trips features ideas that welcome all road warriors and inspire travellers to dream big this summer.'

California’s star power is in full display in the edition. This year’s grand tour will take adventure-lovers on a High Sierra dream trip designed by 1998 Olympic gold medallist in freestyle skiing, Jonny Moseley. Starting in Yosemite National Park, Moseley’s itinerary - which is also family-friendly - heads south through the Sierra Nevada mountains with stops including mountain biking in Mammoth Lakes, fishing on Lake Sabrina and skateboarding in Tehachapi, before ending at Pismo Beach for some water play and fun on the dunes.

A foodie trip titled 'Wine Country Whirlwind' features restaurant and vineyard recommendations throughout San Francisco, Napa County and Sonoma County straight from acclaimed chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Cockscomb.

Day trip itineraries include a family adventure through the Central Valley, a journey into the otherworldly Badlands of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, a waterfall loop around the Shasta Cascade and a Southern California theme park odyssey. Weekend getaways highlight trips departing from major gateway cities and heading through under-the-radar locales such as Big Bear Lake, Santa Maria, Nevada City and Point Arena.

This year, 600,000 California Road Trips will be distributed in the June 2017 issue of Sunset magazine and an additional 400,000 will be distributed through domestic and international direct fulfilment, California Welcome Centres, Sunset events and at trade shows. Visitors can download the guide for free in digital format on Visit California’s website, request the guide online or place a phone order by calling +1 877 CALIFORNIA.

ABOUT VISIT CALIFORNIA:
Visit California is a non-profit organisation with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programmes – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-the-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, spending by travellers totalled £90.5 billion in 2016 in California, generating 1.1 million jobs in the state and £7.4 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State rel="noopener noreferrer" Visitor's Guide, go to www.visitcalifornia.com. For story ideas, media information, rel="noopener noreferrer" downloadable images, video and more, go to media.visitcalifornia.com.

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