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With a northwest to southeast orientation, California has a length spanning 800 miles and a width of 550 miles. Just less than 160,000 square miles of total land area, California offers a wide range of climates and terrain. Temperatures have been recorded ranging from minus 45° (F) to 134° (F). Annual precipitation has varied from 161 inches in one locale to another location having gone more than a year with no measureable rain. From sea level along the coast, mountains spurt up to elevations of several thousand feet. Within this single State, streams, rivers, lakes, ocean, mountains, valleys, canyons and deserts co-exist. Such variations translate into limitless opportunities for diverse activities. 

For the water-lover, freshwater streams, rivers, and lakes provide vacation opportunities for whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, swimming, and waterskiing, to name a few activities. The Pacific Ocean allows the occasion to surf, sail, dive, snorkel, go on a harbor cruise, take a sunset walk on the beach, sunbathe, and build a sandcastle. 

For the land-lover, downhill and cross-country skiing, tobogganing, playing in the snow, hiking, camping, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and driving an ATV are activities that can all be experienced by visits to the mountains, valleys, canyons and/or deserts. If catching some air is on your agenda, visiting an amusement park, riding in a hot air balloon, parachuting, and skateboarding may be more to your liking. For the milder-paced enthusiast, zoos, aquariums, museums, historical missions, world-class shopping and dining, art shows, county fairs, and festivals abound. You just might even want to sit back and enjoy a professional concert, musical, opera, play, or sporting event. Regardless of your expectations, California will meet and exceed them.

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The Lions Gate Hotel is the ideal location for any business retreat or romantic getaway.  Let our luxurious Sacramento hotel provide the perfect setting for meetings, reunions, conventions, social engagements,

Alex Bar-B-Q in Shell Beach, located adjacent to Pismo Beach, is a local favorite. Featuring oak-pit barbecuing, specialties include tri-tip steak, ribs, halibut, and salmon. Alex's delights locals and visitors

Discount Tickets & Tours allows you to save time and money on all of your favorite amusement parks, sightseeing tours, and other attractions while visiting Anaheim and Southern California. Providing the

How would you like to stay in luxury accommodations located by nearby fishing, skiing, hiking, and other adventures while at the same time enjoying the use of an on-site complimentary

Located within the Double Eagle Resort and Spa, Eagle's Landing Restaurant offers breath-taking views of the mountains and waterfalls from every table. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant is

San Francisco Fire Engine Tours and Adventures allows you to experience the city in a new way, sitting elevated aboard a big, red, shiny, Mack Fire Engine. The 75-minute tour

With the Go San Diego Card, you have access to over 55 of the best activities, attractions, and tours offered in San Diego. Each day you are able to do

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