Travel Guide to California

2015 Travel Guide to California

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186 2 0 1 5 T R A V E L G U I D E T O C A L I F O R N I A » GENERAL INFORMATION POPULATION: 38,042,000 AREA: 158,693 square miles. It is approx- imately 770 miles long from the Mexican border to the Oregon border, and 250 miles wide from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada and Arizona borders. TIME: California is in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT minus 8 hours). The state observes daylight saving time. TAXES: The state sales tax is 7.5%. Local taxes may be as much as an additional 1%. DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE: For local numbers, dial 411; long-distance, 1 plus area code plus 555-1212; toll-free, 1-800-555-1212. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Call 911 toll free from any public telephone to obtain police, fire or medical assistance. LIQUOR LAWS: Alcohol is sold throughout California. Legal drinking age is 21. SMOKING LAWS: You must be 18 to purchase tobacco products. Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings and enclosed spaces throughout California. Many cities in California have passed ordinances prohibiting smoking in all public places. It is even illegal to smoke on certain beaches in Southern California—watch for signs. GENERAL TRAVEL BEACHES BORDER SERVICES BUS TRAVEL CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PARKS, NATIONAL FORESTS & PUBLIC LANDS CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS COOKING SCHOOLS ECO, ADVENTURE, OUTDOOR FESTIVALS FISHING FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMS GAY & LESBIAN TRAVEL GOLF HUNTING RAIL TRAVEL ROAD CONDITIONS SENIOR TRAVEL SKI CONDITIONS SOLO TRAVEL STUDENT TRAVEL SPORTS TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES Disabilities WEATHER CONDITIONS WOMEN TRAVELERS QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO TRAVEL » CALIFORNIA WELCOME CENTERS THERE ARE NINETEEN OFFICIAL state Welcome Centers in 10 of the state's tourism regions. Each center is listed by the region in which it is located. For more information, go to San Diego County 928 North Coast Highway Oceanside 1-800-350-7873 760-721-1101 5005 Willow Road, Suite 100 Alpine 619-445-0180 Desert Region 2796 Tanger Way, Suite 100 Barstow 760-253-4782 56711 29 Palms Highway Yucca Valley 760-365-5464 Orange County 6601 Beach Blvd. Buena Park 1-800-541-3953 Central Coast 333 Five Cities Drive, Suite 100 Pismo Beach 805-773-7924 1213 North Davis Road Salinas 831-757-8687 2786 Seaglass Way, Space 5105 Oxnard 805-988-0717 Central Valley 710 W. 16 th Street, Suite A Merced 209-724-8104 San Francisco Bay Area Pier 39, Building B Second Level, Unit B12 San Francisco 415-981-1280 Hillsdale Shopping Center Sixty 31 st Avenue, Space 1062 San Mateo 650-578-8033 Gold Country 1103 High Street, Suite 150 Auburn 530-887-2111 2085 Vine Street, Suite 105 El Dorado Hills 916-358-3700 High Sierra 10065 Donner Pass Road Truckee 530-587-8808 2510 Main Street Mammoth Lakes 760-924-5500 North Coast 1635 Heindon Road Arcata 707-822-3619 9 Fourth Street Santa Rosa 1-800-404-7673 Shasta/Cascade 1699 Highway 273 Anderson 530-365-1180 2 California 96 Yreka 530-475-3814 2 0 1 5 T R AV E L G U I D E TO CALIFORNIA RESOURCES

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