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Upcoming Areas to Move to in California

Sunshine, celebrity, and beautiful beaches are some of the well-known attractions to California living. With so much to offer, it’s little wonder that California is one of the fastest growing states in the country. There are however, select, up-and-coming areas of the state that are growing at a particularly accelerated rate. Read on as we […]

California Missions

A Trip Through The California Missions

There are a lot of things people think of when they think about a California vacation, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Disneyland, but too often California’s historic Spanish past gets excluded from the mix. Much of the State of California’s historic backbone, though, is its 21 Franciscan missions, along with four presidios and three […]

NorCal’s Most Underrated Small Towns

  San Francisco thinks it’s all about the Bay, but Northern California is big, beautiful, and well worth exploring. From striking coasts to stunning mountains, with dens of commerce and any number of art scenes, there’s a lot around the top half of the state that isn’t talked about near enough, and a bunch of […]

San Diego’s Best Day Trips

San Diego has a lot to offer, but when you’ve had your fill of surf and sun, it’s worth remembering that there’s a lot to see and do outside of San Diego proper, from wine tasting to a mini Mexican getaway. So, if you’re looking for something to enhance your San Diego experience, here are […]

California Promotes Art and Culture Districts

In the month of October, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law Assembly Bill 189. This law has empowered the California Arts Council to designate areas of California as Cultural Districts. The bill was set into law in the hopes that the California Arts Council would foster Art Districts throughout the state, which would […]

Beyond the Beach: Once In A Lifetime Desert Adventures in SoCal

The beaches and palm trees are great, but there’s a lot more to California than just that. In fact, a lot more of Southern California is desert than is coast. It’s a pity, then, that the desert is so often overlooked in favor of the seaside cities and retreats, when inland SoCal has some of […]

Top 5 Reason People Move to California

Even though it is difficult, time consuming, and tends to be expensive, many people choose to move. A variety of reasons come into play, from a new job to just wanting to be a new area. Here at Inspired by California, we love the West Coast State — and want to shine a light on […]

September is Wine Month in California: A List of the Best Wine Festivals

California is a state that is known for their hot sun, beautiful beaches, and delicious wine. With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley alone, it is no wonder that California has an entire month dedicated to celebrating wine. In the month of September, California is taken over by a different wine festival almost every day! […]

California Wildfires and Global Warming

The western slope of the Sierra Nevada burned this year and the smoke rose to the cruising altitude of a passenger jet. Wildfires are bad in California. The state has already overspent its $209 million dollar budget to fight them this season by dipping into a state emergency fund to the tune of $70 million. […]

california top 5 vacation spots

Top 5 Vacation Spots in California

After a year of working hard, you might be excited to plan your next vacation. Everyone needs a vacation from time to time. Without a break, there’s the risk of burnout. There’s likely many places you would like to visit. But if you’ve never taken a trip out west, why not visit California. With so […]