Visit California Now For the Most Fun

Visit California Now For the Most Fun

The vast majority of the state’s tourism destinations are unaffected.

The media continues to communicate a “California ablaze” narrative,  But the fires are burning in less than 1 percent of the state and there are minimal impacts to tourism corridors. 


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The negative news coverage is prompting cancellations weeks or months out, especially around Yosemite. Visit California is working with news media to put the scale of these fires into perspective and emphasize that the vast majority of the state’s tourism destinations are unaffected. 

  • Several wildfires are burning in rural California regions. 
  • The fires in California are located in rural areas and are hundreds of miles away from each other. 
  • Despite the wildfires, California remains safe, accessible and open for business. 
  • The vast majority of California is unaffected by the fires. 


California is comprised of more than 100 million acres of land, and the major fires have burned 550,000 acres—less than 0.6 percent of the state’s total land mass. All major airports and roadways are open. Road closures and evacuations are limited and isolated. Most tourism regions and California icons remain untouched. There is an abundance of activities and attractions available for visitors. Visitors who are planning a trip to California should check and contact their hotel and local convention & visitor’s bureau websites for updates on closures and alternative routes, utilities and air quality changes.  For instance, Tourism to Mendocino County remains 100 percent operational with all major highways, lodging and attractions unaffected despite the flank of wildfires located in the region’s wilderness areas, according to Visit Mendocino County.


California Scenic Highway 1 and Mendocino’s “Inspiration Highway” 101 welcome visitors, along with the county’s 450+ hotel properties and 90+ wine tasting venues.  Key tourism sites including the cities of Ukiah, Hopland and Willits as well as the nearby attractions of the City of 10,000 Buddhas, Ridgewood Ranch (home of Seabiscuit), the Skunk Train, Vichy and Or Hot Springs and the ancient redwood forests of Montgomery Woods State Reserve remain untouched.