SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2015 /CNW/ -- Whether your ideal summer vacation has you cruising the coast, rambling through Redwoods or finding delight in the desert, California Road Trips 2015 is a great resource for getting the most out of the Golden State. This year's guide showcases unique itineraries, insider tips, informative maps and California's ultimate festivals and events.
In addition to iconic vacation favorites, California is home to an abundance of hidden gems. California Road Trips 2015 encourages travelers to explore beyond the gateways of the state's major cities. Each of the 12 featured drives includes a "Local View" segment, providing visitors with stop suggestions from California insiders like Kevin Jorgeson, who recently conquered the Dawn Wall in Yosemite. Whether interested in sampling culinary offerings, adventuring in the great outdoors or experiencing the state's most popular attractions, every traveler will find something to love in California Road Trips 2015.
"The road trip is a quintessential California experience. There's no better way to enjoy the abundance of our awe-inspiring landscapes, unreal icons and all that sunshine," said Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California. "California Road Trips 2015 will guide travelers through our twelve distinct regions and help create vacation memories that will last a lifetime."
Staring with the cover - featuring an enticing photo of Lake Tahoe – California Road Trips 2015 will inspire travelers to take to the road and experience the beauty of California firsthand. Each itinerary leads visitors along a custom route to best experience the state's cities, lakes, mountains, deserts and vineyards.
With each passing year, California Road Trips becomes more popular. This year, 600,000 California Road Trips 2015 will be distributed in the June 2015 issue of Sunset magazine, and an additional 400,000 will be distributed through domestic and international direct fulfillment and at trade shows. Visitors can download California Road Trips 2015 for free in digital format on Visit California's website, request the guide online or place a phone order by calling 1-877-CALIFORNIA.
Visit California (formerly known as the California Travel & Tourism Commission) is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state's travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, travel and tourism expenditures totaled $117 billion in 2014 in California, supporting jobs for 1,013,000 Californians and generating $9.5 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor's Guide, go to www.visitcalifornia.com/cvg.
SOURCE Visit California
For further information: Jennifer Sweeney, Visit California, (916) 233-0255, [email protected], http://www.visitcalifornia.com