Lonely Planet California (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Celeste Brash, Beth Kohn
Lonely Planet: The world's prime trip advisor publisher
Lonely Planet California is your passport to the main proper, updated recommendation on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries look forward to you. Spot the celebs in Hollywood, discover the Napa Valley's world-famous wineries and absorb the rays on SoCal's picturesque seashores; all along with your relied on commute spouse. Get to the center 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 money and time and get round like an area, heading off crowds and hassle spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web content, transit information, costs
- Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks leave out
- Cultural insights offer you a richer, extra profitable go back and forth adventure - flora and fauna, landscapes, wine, food, seashores, movie, tv, song, the humanities, heritage, 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 ideal selection: Lonely Planet California, our such a lot complete advisor to California, is ideal for either exploring most sensible attractions and taking roads much less traveled.
- Looking for a consultant taken with considered one of California's significant towns? try out Lonely Planet's l. a., San Diego & Southern California or San Francisco guides for a accomplished examine some of these towns have to provide; Discover San Francisco, a photo-rich advisor to the city's most well liked sights; or Pocket la and Pocket San Francisco, handy-sized publications excited by the can't-miss points of interest for a quickly journey.
Authors: Written and researched by means of 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 major trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic trip items, and a devoted vacationer group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas during which they locate themselves.
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