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There are 19 California Tourist Information Centers available to assist the state’s visitors and travelers with maps, brochures, coupons, bathroom facilities and more.  These California tourism centers are staffed with friendly people who are happy to provide suggestions for and directions to local attractions and accommodations, and they are a wonderful resource for making the most of your California vacation, getaway or holiday.

In addition to these state-run resources, most large (and some small) California cities have an independently run Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  Check out this list for additional California tourist information resources, including email addresses and phone numbers for your reference and research purposes.

Also, if you’re planning to visit a specific California city but are unsure what’s located in the same vicinity, this California cities list can be a good place to start your trip planning research.  Just locate the city you’re visiting on the alphabetical list, and then find other cities that are in the same area or sub-area. 

California Tourist Information Welcome Center sign

You can also learn about the different California areas and what they have to offer by clicking on the corresponding buttons under the logo-and-images section at the top of this page.  Plus, there’s a handy California tourist map on the home page that sets out the state’s various areas that’s useful for trip planning inspiration and planning purposes.

Locations for the 19 brick-and-mortar centers are set out on this California Tourist Information Welcome Centers map, where from north to south you’ll find:

Arcata Welcome Center
1635 Heindon Road
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-3619

Anderson Welcome Center
1699 Hwy. 273
Anderson, CA 96007
(530) 365-1180

Truckee Welcome Center
10065 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-2757

Auburn Welcome Center
13411 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 887-2111

El Dorado Hills Welcome Center
2085 Vine Street, Suite 105
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 358-3700

Merced Welcome Center
710 W. 16th Street, Suite A
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 724-8104

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
2510 Highway 203
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 924-5500

Tulare Welcome Center
4500 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 688-6894

Barstow Welcome Center
2796 Tanger Way, Suite 106
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 253-4782

Yucca Valley Welcome Center
56711 Twentynine Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
(760) 365-5464

Alpine Welcome Center
5005 Willows Road, Ste. H110
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-0180

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Santa Rosa Welcome Center
9 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(800) 404-7673

San Francisco Welcome Center
PIER 39 – Marina Plaza, 2nd Level, Building “P”
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 981-1280

San Mateo Welcome Center
Hillsdale Shopping Center
60 31st Avenue, Space 1062
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 578-8033

Salinas Welcome Center
1213 North Davis Road
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 757-8687

Pismo Beach Welcome Center
333 Five Cities Drive,
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-7924

Oxnard Welcome Center
1000 Town Center Drive, Suite 135
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 988-0717

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Buena Park Welcome Center
6601 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90622
(800) 541-3953

Oceanside Welcome Center
928 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 721-1101

Photo of California Welcome Center sign by resedabear via flickr (Creative Commons).

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when it was published, but hours, prices, etc.
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