By Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Celeste Brash, Beth Kohn

Lonely Planet: The world's major trip consultant publisher

Lonely Planet California is your passport to the main correct, up to date recommendation on what to work out and pass, and what hidden discoveries watch for you. Spot the celebrities in Hollywood, discover the Napa Valley's world-famous wineries and take in the rays on SoCal's picturesque seashores; all along with your relied on commute significant other. Get to the guts of California and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's California Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey on your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to avoid wasting time and cash and get round like an area, fending off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, mobile numbers, web content, transit suggestions, costs
  • Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, sound asleep, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks pass over
  • Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra profitable go back and forth event - flora and fauna, landscapes, wine, food, shores, movie, tv, song, the humanities, background, literature, politics
  • More than a hundred maps
  • Covers San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma Wine kingdom, Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada, la, San Diego, Disneyland & Orange County, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet California, our such a lot entire advisor to California, is ideal for either exploring best attractions and taking roads much less traveled.

  • Looking for a advisor desirous about certainly one of California's significant towns? try out Lonely Planet's la, San Diego & Southern California or San Francisco guides for a finished examine some of these towns have to supply; Discover San Francisco, a photo-rich advisor to the city's preferred sights; or Pocket la and Pocket San Francisco, handy-sized courses concerned about the can't-miss points of interest for a fast journey.

Authors: Written and researched via Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andy Bender, Alison Bing, Celeste Brash, Tienlon Ho, Beth Kohn, Adam Skolnick, John A Vlahides

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's best go back and forth media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic trip items, and a committed vacationer neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations within which they locate themselves.

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