California’s Capital & Beyond

Sacramento

The state capital of Sacramento was the center of California action during the Gold Rush of 1848, which sparked one of the largest recorded human migrations in the history of the world. People came by the tens of thousands to find their fortunes along the American River and its tributaries. Today, Gold Rush-era storefronts and modern office buildings reference both Wild West heritage and contemporary city life, while art, wine and river activities keep culture pulsing.

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California’s Central Coast Calls

Ventura

An hour northwest of Los Angeles, Ventura is an inviting alternative to larger California coast cities. “Ventura’s mountain, ocean and island views along the southern tip of the California Central Coast offer great inspiration for meeting planners,” says Annie Campbell, sales manager of the Ventura Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Close proximity to the Channel Islands, a one hour boat ride away, also makes for easy access to kayaking, surfing, fishing, scuba diving and sailing. The visitor center for Channel Islands National Park is located on Ventura Harbor.

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