Lonely Planet's Best of California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Taste the wines of the Sonoma Valley, explore Alcatraz, and drive California's iconic Highway 1; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of California and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Best of California:
Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak
Full-color images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sport, landscapes, wildlife
Free, convenient pull-out San Francisco map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use color maps to help you navigate your destination
Covers San Francisco, Sonoma Valley, Redwood Forests, Coastal Highway 1, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Death Valley National Park
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Best of California, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on California's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.
Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's California guide.
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