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5 affordable weekend getaways in California

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There is no doubt that California has a lot to offer. Los Angeles and its surroundings might be famous, but there are many other places that you can discover and that are far more interesting. If you want to travel to California and discover this amazing part of the country but don't know where to start your journey, I have put together a list of 5 affordable weekend getaways that you can add to your bucketlist. All of them are great options for longer stays, too. Here's what made it on the list.

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What’s New To See and Do in California This Summer?

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It’s no secret that, with its diverse natural landscapes, iconic urban hubs and all imaginable types of attractions, California quite literally has something that appeals to everyone. Along with its idyllic year-round weather, this probably explains its standing as the most-visited state in the U.S.

With the summer travel season in full swing, The Golden State stands ready to re-welcome visitors with a wealth of new offerings, from new hotel openings and culinary concepts to exciting exhibitions, enriching historical tours and enchanting animal encounters spread throughout the state.

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A baker’s dozen: More of the most beautiful places in Northern California

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Summer is upon us, kids are out of school and talk turns to top trip destinations. Recent conversations with friends and suggestions from Record readers yield our list of most beautiful places in Northern California. Criteria included stunning scenery, one-of-a-kind destinations and within a “one tank” drive. To offer both ideas and start arguments, we offered seven recommendations last week; here are the balance of our top 13:

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10 best places to visit in California, from a longtime travel writer

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LOS ANGELES — What separates our favorite travel destinations from the rest? The way memories linger.

If you’re looking for a list — maybe you want to get a taste of California without involving the Hollywood sign — I’ve picked 10 places that resonate most deeply for me. This is the list that, after having covered California travel, nature and culture for more than 30 years, I find myself reciting most often.

I feel a certain depth in these places, and usually ease too, perhaps because nobody needs to sell them. You show up, take a deep breath, listen a little, have a look around, and you are reminded of what makes California unique.

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A gift from nature: Everything you need to know about California’s best hot springs

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Hot springs resorts and spas are increasingly popular destinations for travelers seeking rejuvenation — or a close-to-nature adventure. Indigenous people revered these mineral-rich pools and the Greeks and Romans built baths around them. And nothing has changed today for wellness-seekers who flock to these hot springs to take the waters.

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The top 15 places to travel in Northern California in 2020 | Bartell’s Backroads

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For many, a new year can represent beginnings and resolutions. For Bartell's Backroads, it means a new year and new travels!

If you're looking for an adventure in 2020, take a look at these 15 must-see destination spots.

1. Vacation on the coast at Battery Point lighthouse 

Have you ever wanted to live on the coast? All you have to do is volunteer at Battery Point lighthouse in Crescent City. One lighthouse keeper shared her experience living on the coast of Northern California.

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Portland woman’s ‘Ernie’ doll has traveled the world, but was lost on recent trip to CA

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland woman is asking for help finding her globetrotting “Ernie” doll that went missing during a recent trip she took to California.

Annie Bunnie says her doll, which looks like the Muppet “Ernie” from “Sesame Street,” has traveled the world with her. She has hundreds of photos of the doll visiting places around the globe.

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