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Welcome to the California Countryside™, your travel guide to the rest of the great Golden State.

Spreading north, south and inland from California's great coastal cities, the California Countryside offers the visitor rich and varied topography, history, sights and activities.

The California Countryside program is a grass roots effort, funded by member destinations, museums and associations, to give travelers more information about what to see and do in "rural" California.

Here on the official website of the program, you will find features on dozens of diverse destinations around the state, with links to their visitor information. You also can read about our member museums and associations. (New members are coming online regularly, so do check back often to see what's new on the map.)

We also have gathered for you current news, a streaming video tour of the countryside, links to webcams delivering updated images, a searchable calendar of events, vintage postcards to enjoy and send, travel features on special interests from railroads to films, and a searchable list of Choices for you -- special travel packages and other offers that can save you at least 20% on your next getaway or vacation. Look for more content in the listings at left and right, or click Contents for an index. You also can use Curiosity to search the site by keyword. We're updating and adding new material all the time; check Coming Up for a preview.

Planning on comin' into the country? Well then, come on in here. California Countryside is your best first stop.

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