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Vineyards of Santa Maria
Vineyards of Santa Maria

Visiting California

Ah, what can we say about one of nature's-made most beautiful locations on earth? It's no secret that there's plenty to do, places to go, and things to see all year round, especially with the mountains, ocean, and desert all within two hours of each other.  The weather can't be beat especially in Southern California where it's sunny, dry, and close to paradise most of the year. 

California's weather and well-known freedom of creativity mind-set have been two of the largest attractions in recent years for national corporations to pick up and head west. Many others now hold their national conferences and conventions on the left coast in an effort to mesmerize and relax their clients, customers and staff with California's aphrodisiac ambience. 

One thing for sure is that California is at no shortage or disadvantage when it comes to great hotels and resorts, endless activities, wonderful weather, outstanding meeting facilities, and excellent people watching.

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Coronado is one of Southern California's premiere leisure destinations with three resorts, 11 hotels and a bed & breakfast inn. Travelers can take advantage of Coronado's mild climate and reasonable room rates during off-season vacations, or business trips. Coronado Island Visitors Bureau.

As one of the world’s premiere travel destinations, Monterey offers something for everyone. World renowned resorts, exquisite spas and an abundance of sightseeing opportunities such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 18 world-renowned golf courses, more than 20 premium wineries, unique cultural and historical assets, sports and recreation such as auto racing, kayaking, sailing, hang-gliding and much more.

San Luis Obispo is nestled along the rolling foothills of the Santa Lucia mountains midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and offers a unique blend of small city charm, rural landscape, cultural abundance, rich history and near-perfect weather. Stroll on white sandy beaches near sapphire blue water, explore opulent castles and historical missions and the popular Thursday night Farmer's Market. 

San Mateo County

San Mateo County, gateway to San Francisco and home of San Francisco International Airport, is graced with both scenic beauty and the excitement of a cosmopolitan community. We invite you to explore the land between the bay and the ocean, and discover for yourself its charm and natural beauty.

Santa Maria Valley boasts a lovely, temperate climate, beautiful wineries and vineyards, cozy bed & breakfasts, picturesque ranches, strawberry fields, historic locales, the famous Guadalupe Dunes, world-famous Santa Maria-Style Barbecue, many recreational activities, proximity to the beach,  Solvang, and much more. We host many business conventions and business related to Vandenberg AFB nearby.

Historical Notes: James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's sawmill in Coloma in January 1848, along the American River, thus kicking off the famous Gold Rush of 1849 from whence the term "49ers" was coined.