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Plan Ahead for Your California Vacation: Avoid Disappointment

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Plan Ahead in January

Festivals and Events

Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters runs July through September, but now's the time to start making plans and buying tickets for the popular event, which almost always sells out far in advance.

Start choosing your restaurants and making reservations for Los Angeles Restaurant Week, which starts later this month. Use the guide to Los Angeles Restaurant Week to get oriented.

Camping Reservations

Even though you may not be thinking of camping this early in the year, you need to get ready before it's too late.California State Parks releases camping reservations for the month of August on February 1 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Everything you need to know is here.

If you're planning to camp at Yosemite next May 15 through June 14, be ready at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 15 to make your reservations online. You can do that online or by phone at 877-444-6777 or 518-885-3639 from outside the US & Canada. Get an overview and more options here.

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