With its diverse natural landscape and unique culture, it is often said that there is something for every traveler to enjoy in California. The same is true now with armchair travel, as attractions and businesses across the state have launched a myriad of virtual experiences. Visit California continues to feature the diversity of these offerings on its consumer news site, California Now, by creating helpful resources that make it easy for viewers to find and enjoy California content from home.
Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming. Whether that means channeling your inner Ansel Adams during an online course sponsored by the Los Angeles Center of Photography or binge-watching your favorite movies that were filmed in the Golden State, the below resources include dozens of options for finding inspiration, and entertainment, at home.
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Across the state, popular chefs and attractions have channeled their talent into creating virtual culinary experiences – providing viewers with a taste of California. The below links include a myriad of ways to enjoy California’s culinary scene from home, including cooking the famous Duchess Potatoes from William Bradley’s Michelin-starred Addison and learning how to make the mouthwatering churros available at Disneyland Resort.
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- Make Your Favorite Theme Park Treats at Home
- Enjoy an Interactive Wine Tasting Experience at Home
California’s zoos, aquariums and attractions have designed virtual experiences that the whole family will enjoy. The below links have dozens of fun and educational ways to keep the family entertained, including a Learning Toolbox from San Francisco’s iconic Exploratorium and a live view of the Giant Kelp Forest at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.
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With gyms closed and outdoor activities limited, at-home wellness has surged in popularity. There are numerous ways to “Get California Fit” from home, including following the training tips provided by San Diego’s famous Surf Diva School or participating in the daily 10-minute guided meditations offered by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.