Here are 11 reasons we love California.

Love over everything by Leashless Brewing

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blog by Visit Ventura

California is so much more than wildfires—it’s ocean and mountains and deserts and islands and diverse communities that share love through hardship and never fail to come together when it counts. In no particular order, here are 11 reasons we love California.

11. Ocean Sunsets

No two are alike.

 

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10. Tacos Galore

One of our favorites is the crispy potato taco at Beach House Tacos but your choices are endless!

 

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9. National Parks

California has more national parks than any other state. From world-renowned parks like Yosemite to hidden gems like Channel Islands National Park, you need to visit them all.

 

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8. In N Out

Can’t go wrong with animal style.

 

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7. Wine

From Napa Valley to Santa Ynez and Temecula, delight your palate with your favorite varietals up and down the state.

 

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6. Weather

Little else compares to California sunshine.

 

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5. Farm-to-Table Eats

You’re never far from locally-grown food or fresh-off-the-boat seafood.

 

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4. Surfing Safari

There’s a reason California’s waves are on every surfer’s bucket list.

 

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3. Craft Beer

The craft beer revolution started in California after all!

 

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2. Beaches

Explore a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway and you’ll soon find there is a beach for every kid and kid-at-heart.

 

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1. Heroes at Every Turn

From first responders to volunteers, California heroes may not have superpowers but we love them all the same and could never thank them enough.

 

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