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What’s New in California for Summer 2022

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 23, 2022

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California entices travelers to visit the Golden State this summer with new programming, events and offerings.

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1 Hotel San Francisco © Aubrie Pick

 

New Hotels

Travelers have new hotels to choose from throughout California. The Paloma Resort opens this summer in Palm Springs. The boutique resort features 66 modern bungalows and suites set among the pool-side, mission-style Adobe. San Francisco offers guests two brand-new properties. 1 Hotel San Francisco opens this month. The property utilizes reclaimed wood, native greenery and organic accents throughout the hotel. LUMA Hotel San Francisco debuts this summer with stunning city skyline views. The modern hotel is located in the Mission Bay area. Beacon Grand Hotel opens June 30 following an extensive renovation. The property retains its historic architecture while introducing modern design elements.

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© Birch Aquarium

 

Aquarium Offerings

San Diego opens Beyster Family Little Blue Penguin habitat at Birch Aquarium on July 12. It will be the only aquarium in the western United States to house Little Blue Penguins, the world’s smallest penguins. Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific recently debuted its new Babies! Exhibition. The exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to interact with new creatures, including baby sea otters, miniature sea jellies and baby color-changing cuttlefish.

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© Allan Amato – Riverside Art Museum

 

California History

Visit the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside. The exhibit reflects a partnership between Riverside Art Museum and comedian and Chicano art collector Cheech Marin. Affectionately called The Cheech, the exhibit celebrates the social, cultural and political impact of Chicano art. Hearst Castle in San Luis Obispo recently reopened following a two-year closure. Take the Julia Morgan Tour and learn more about the trailblazing architect’s work at the iconic estate.

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