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Food and wine is abundant in this region filled with orchards, vineyards and farms. Home to many of California's finest museums and galleries, the valley offers a wide variety of live entertainment, events and attractions welcoming visitors year-round.

Discover the Best of the California's Central Valley
23 Interesting Facts About California’s Central Valley
10 Best Places to Travel in September
05/31/2024 - AFAR

El Capitan is a "historic hotel, operating for more than 150 years in Merced, fully renovated three years ago to give it a funky, pioneer-meets-midcentury vibe—think record players in rooms, bentwood chairs, and monochrome tiled bathrooms." 

This humble fruit stand might have California’s best strawberries
05/25/2024 - SF Gate

 Phan’s Strawberries, a small fruit and vegetable stand on the corner of Walnut and North Mariposa avenues, just about a 10-minute drive east from downtown Visalia.  

Take in Modesto’s almond orchards during the ‘Almond Blossom Cruise’
02/21/2024 - KCRA

Almond orchards will be blossoming across the state over the next few weeks, including in Modesto.

Tired of Cherry Blossoms? Try This Uniquely California Bloom Instead
02/20/2024 - Thrillist

California's alt bloom is just as pretty as Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms.

‘Destination Dupes’ and Other Ways to Save Money in 2024
01/31/2024 - NY Times

The Almond Blossom Cruise is making waves, check out the article in the New York Times Travel by Elaine Glusac, The Frugal Traveler

Where To Sip, Eat, Sleep & Explore In Lodi — California’s Very Approachable Wine Region
01/29/2024 - UPROXX

Lodi, the unassuming wine region south of Sacramento, with its 100,000 acres of wine grapes, boasts over 85 wineries, and the country’s highest concentration of old vines.

This California City Has an Epic Bloom You’ve Never Heard Of — and It Rivals the State’s Wildflower Season
01/09/2024 - Travel + Leisure

Experience one of California's coolest sights by visiting Modesto for the annual almond blossom bloom.

10 Best Places to Travel in March
12/30/2023 - AFAR

California’s agricultural heartlands are often eclipsed by their snazzier coastal counterparts, but pause to consider a trip to the Central Valley, home to some of America’s finest farmland—and in particular, almond groves.

It's Back!! Mark Your Calendars for the 14th Annual Stockton Restaurant Week | January 19-28, 2024.
12/13/2023 - Visit Stockton

Stockton Restaurant Week is a 10-day dining extravaganza that gives local eateries the chance to show-off some of their most popular, curated, and newly introduced dishes at a unique fixed price. In 2024, we are expecting over 30 menus to showcase and they will all be available here!

What's New and Returning in Yosemite Mariposa County 2024
12/12/2023 - Yosemite Mariposa County

See what's new in Mariposa County for 2024

19 Incredible Restaurants in Modesto, CA
11/26/2023 - Travel Lens

Modesto, California, a hidden gem in the state's breadbasket, boasts a remarkable culinary scene.

Top Veterans Day Fishing Destinations 2023
11/03/2023 - Fishing Booker

Unsure where to go and what to do this Veterans Day? Read our blog and find out which top fishing destinations we've chosen for you.

My dream trip to California’s Central Valley included glaciers, parks, fab wine, food and music
11/03/2023 - The Scottish Sun

THIS was not the California I was expecting. I thought of beaches, palm trees and celebrities. I think that’s what everyone pictures when they think of California but I learned there is much more t…

America's Best Cities
09/15/2023 -

Modesto, Fresno, Bakersfield and Stockton all made this list! A ranking of the Best American Cities with metro populations of 500,000 people or more.

The Small Town In Northern California That Comes Alive In The Fall Season
09/11/2023 -

Lodi, California, during the fall season, is a picturesque and inviting destination that charmingly captures the essence of autumn.

These Are Undoubtedly The Most Beautiful Towns In California's Sierra Nevadas
09/07/2023 -

These beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain towns in California are perfect for those looking to embark on an epic adventure in the Golden State's wilds.

Ranking The 9 National Parks in California
09/05/2023 -

Today, we're highlighting and ranking the best national parks in California

Berryessa Gap Vineyards’ Wines Receive Best of Class Awards
03/01/2023 -

Berryessa Gap Vineyards’ (BGV) received top awards in the 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in North America. 

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