Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — The ultimate source of information and inspiration for those planning to embark on a road trip any time soon, Visit California’s ‘California Road Trips: 50 Life-Changing Adventures’ features 50 detailed itineraries covering 20,807 kilometres of roadway.
The routes take travellers along stunning coastal drives, desert highways and mountain passes. The guide features 634 points of interest in all, plus advice for navigating iconic thoroughfares such as Highway 1 and Route 66.
The guide also covers lesser-known destinations and experiences, including the best places to see waterfalls in the state, how to explore the wine-making regions in California as well as an insider’s guide to hidden beaches.
The guide also features insightful tips on 97 museums and roadside attractions, 92 culinary establishments, 54 hotels and other accommodations, and 36 state and national parks.
Each road trip includes a QR code that consumers can scan to explore the digital experience at VisitCalifornia.com.
Meanwhile Visit California’s annual Road Trips guide, ‘California Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide’, is set to be released this month. The magazine is distributed with the July issue of Travel & Leisure magazine and is also available at California Welcome Centres and at VisitCalifornia.com.
Visitors to California will also have access to the first-ever statewide edition of the global restaurant guide, the 2019 Michelin Star Guide (guide.michelin.com). Its first edition will feature a total of 657 restaurants, including 90 Michelin Star recipients.
Restaurants in the new guide come from various cities across California, including Sacramento, Monterey, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Santa Barbara and San Diego. Among California’s distinctions, two-starred chef Niki Nakayama, three-starred female chef Dominique Crenn and the World’s only two-star Mexican restaurant Californios are recognized in the star selections.
“The stars awarded to the world-class chefs and restaurants across the state are a true testament to the diverse and creative culinary scene in California,” says Visit California President & CEO Caroline Beteta. “From three-star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall taco shops, California’s cuisine is fueled by an abundance of freshness, a fearless attitude and an excitement for experimentation and innovation.”