As California prepares to enter the new year, the state's tourism industry is announcing major openings and special milestones that make 2017 an ideal time to visit The Golden State. "California has long been a magnet for dreamers, inspiring them with our epic landscapes and anything is possible vibe and welcoming their creativity to shape our beautiful state," said Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California. "In 2017, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in celebrating this rich history while enjoying an abundance of new attractions." From reviving the spirit of the "grooviest" summer in history to taking a hike through California's largest state park, 2017's milestone anniversaries offer plenty to celebrate. Meanwhile, new hotels and new developments at some of the state's major attractions bring fresh reasons to travel in the new year. Read below for more details on what's to come.