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California has a reputation for sunshine, beaches and palm trees, but there's much more to see in the Golden State. Here are California's top things to do.

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California's sun-drenched parks, beaches and cities are a huge draw for tourists but where to begin? Here's what you need to know before you go.

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California may be besotted with cars but that's not the only way to see the Golden State. Here's everything you need to know about getting around California.

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California has a lot to offer travelers and unfortunately, the price tag to match. But there are ways to visit on a budget if you know how!

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