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The ultimate, most comprehensive guide to travelling in California includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets – all the essentials to get to the heart of California.
This guide is the result of dedicated research by our eight authors and local experts who immersed themselves in California, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed.
Regions covered: San Francisco, Marin County & Bay Area, Napa & Sonoma Country, North Coast & Redwoods, Northern Mountains, Gold Country & Central Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite & Sierra Navada, Central Coast, Los Angeles, Disneyland & Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs & Deserts
Inside Lonely Planet California:
• Full color styling and images
• Clear, easy-to-read color maps
• A brilliant new page layout for fast and hassle-free reading while on the go
• Itineraries organized by region or length of trip
• Up-to-date recommended points-of-interest – covering eating, sleeping, going out, shopping, activities and attractions
• In-depth features to uncover the world's iconic sights
• Hundreds of money saving tips
• Our latest trip planning tools to help you get around smoothly
• Additional sections including Top Experiences, Disneyland Planner, Camping Outdoors, Travel with Children, Best of the Golden State – featuring cuisine, wine countries, scenic drives and beaches, History, Food, and an A-Z survival guide.
Special eBook enhancements
• Scalable maps – enabling you to zoom in for greater detail
• Comprehensive interlinking – enabling you to seamlessly flip between pages, jump between maps and reviews, or visit the websites of places we recommend
• Search – go straight to what you are looking for with the inbuilt search capability
• Add notes – touch a word to add notes and personalize your guidebook
• Bookmark – use bookmarks to quickly return to a page
• Dictionary – look up the meaning of any word
• Plus pinch and zoom images and scalable font size
Written and researched by Andrew Bender, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Nate Cavalieri, Bridget Gleeson, Beth Kohn, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, John Vlahides