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Things to do in California
Planning a visit to California? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.
Los Angeles Metro Area Events
A California Christmas Come on out to the Regan Library and Museum in Simi Valley for a unique display of all that California has to offer. There will be 24 different trees decorated to represent various attractions and cities across the state. Times vary.
Winterlit in Downtown Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica throws a season-long holiday bash for guests of all ages. Drop by an ice skating rink, see community parades, visit Santa, and watch holiday movie classics.
Las Posadas on Olvera Street
Las Posadas on Olvera Street is one of downtown LA's oldest Christmas events. Enjoy nighty entertainment for nine nights starting at 5:30 p.m.
Rose Parade & the Rose Bowl
Guests line up the streets of Pasadena to catch the annual Rose Parade, followed by the big-event Rose Bowl football game.
Long Beach Celebrate Downtown
This event lauds downtown Long Beach's accomplishments over the past year and looks forward to the future.
Los Angeles Marathon
Step up to the challenge in this world-famous race, which starts from Dodger Stadium and ends at the oceanfront in Santa Monica.
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
Inspired by its cowboy history, Santa Clarita throws this weekend-long celebration featuring one-of-a-kind Western entertainment and food.
Orange County Events
San Juan Capistrano Car Show
Over 400 antique and classic cars will be on display at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center. See classics, cruisers, hot rods, muscle cars, and more at this pet-friendly event.
Surf City USA Marathon
Huntington Beach's annual marathon race kicks-off at 6:30 a.m. Join the fun as a runner or a spectacor cheering on at the beachside finish line, complete with beach parties and surf rock riff bands.
2015 UVSA Tet Festival
Orange County celebrates its Vietnamese heritage with the largest Tet festival in the world. Celebrate the coming of the new lunar year with festival games, traditional foods, live entertainment, and more.
Dana Point Festival of Whales
Celebrate the coming of whale season with this on boat and on land festival. Head out to sea for some whale watching before coming back to a festival of games, entertainment, food, and more.
San Diego Metropolitan Area Events
San Diego Holiday Bowl
One of college football's biggest post-season bowls kicks off at Qualcomm Stadium. Root for your favorite Pac-10 or Big-12 team playing the game.
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Starting at 5:30 p.m. for two Sunday evenings, San Diego Bay lights up with more than 100 lavishly decorated boats.
San Diego Restaurant Week
More than 215 restaurants throughout San Diego County offer guests discounted and delicious prix fixe menus. Dine out to your heart's content anywhere and anytime.
San Diego Museum Month
Enjoy half-off entry fees at over 40 San Diego area museums for the whole month of February. Museum passes may be picked up at the region's Macy's stores.
San Diego Farmers Insurance Open
One of the PGA Tour's biggest tournaments comes to Torrey Pines. See golf's top stars in action.
Swim in the refreshing Oceanside Harbor, bike next to the ocean on your way to and from San Clemente, run on the Oceanside Pier and along The Strand, or just come on out to Oceanside and cheer on the athletes.
Race Across America (RAAM)
Come on out to the Oceanside Pier and cheer as cyclists begin the 3,000-mile journey to Annapolis, MD in one of the most difficult races in the world.
Central California Coast Events
Christmas at Hearst Castle
Experience one of California's most famous attractions, Hearst Castle, decorated in Christmas splendor. Be sure to take the Grand Rooms Tour and the Evening Tour.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Hollywood stars descend onto Santa Barbara for this world-renowed festival, which features everything from mainstream to indie films.
San Luis Obispo Culinary Carnival
Experience delightful food at this social mixer and live auction paired with the regions finest micro-brews and wine.
Pebble Beach Pro Am
The world's premier PGA TOUR pro-am kicks off on the Monterey Peninsula's world-class golf links.
Monterey Car Week & Concours D'Elegance
The world-famous Monterey Car Week takes over the whole town. Don't miss car shows and famous rallies, like the Concours D'Elegance.
California's Inland Empire Events
San Bernardino Symphony: Home for the Holidays Come on out to the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino for a lovely concert full of music from the Nutcracker and other Christmas carols. The conductor takes the stand at 7:30 p.m.
California's Central Valley Events
Downtown Fresno Ice Rink
Downtown Fresno lightens up with a skating rink, open only during the holidays. The rink is located at Fulton Mall.
Lodi Wine & Chocolate
Spend Valentine Day's weekend exploring over 40 wineries at Lodi Wine Country. Enjoy decadent wines and handsomely crafted chocolates.
Whiskey Flat Days
Located east of Bakersfield near Lake Isabella, Whiskey Flat Days celebrates the Wild West history of the Central Valley and Southern California.
Sacramento Capitol Beer Fest
Downtown Sacramento celebrates the oncoming of spring with this lively festival in the Capitol Mall. Taste over 300 varieties of beers from over 100 breweries
Must See in California
Northern California Rides
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California Pro Sports
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Southern California Airports
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Northern California Airports
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California College Sports
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Explore the Bay Area
From the sea lions of Fisherman's Wharf to the shopping and dining of Union Square, the Bay Area is one unforgettable getaway.Enter the City ►
CA Dream Ride
Follow Jason on a motorcycle tour of the central California coast and famed national parks. Check out Santa Cruz, Monterrey, Yosemite, Sequoia, and so much more.Ride On! ►
California National Parks
A recreation guide to California's eight national parks, including Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Redwood.CA National Parks ►
California Wine Country
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Motorcycle Through California
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Explore the sandy shores of California this summer, from digging for clams on Pismo State Beach to the excellent surfing found at La Jolla Shores Beach in San Diego.Golden State Beaches ►
California Theme Parks
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- 7 Bay Area Golf Courses
Tee off in the Bay Area.
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- 31 Museums in California
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