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byBarbara Rockwell

Paperback | May 1, 2013

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Insight Guide California is one of those books you can't resist picking up and flicking through, with its gorgeous photos illustrating this most photogenic of states, its lively essays and its comprehensive run-through of all the best things to see and do. Not sure where to go in California? Our inspiring “Best of California section helps you prioritize - whether you are a culture junky, a beach bum, a child at heart or in need of some serious pampering. Brand new chapters on California's cuisine and wine, touring the wine country, and all the many sports and activities on offer complement fascinating features on California's history and culture. Newly commissioned photos bring the region to life in all its dramatic beauty, while brand new full-color maps, cross-referenced to the text, will help you find your way around. Selective listings guide you to the best places to eat and drink, while our travel tips give comprehensive advice to help plan your vacation.
Barbara Rockwell is a favorite Insight writer; she lives in San Francisco and has been writing travel guides in and about California for many years.
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Title:CaliforniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178005114X

ISBN - 13:9781780051147

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IntroductionThe Best Of CaliforniaIntroduction to the Sunshine StateThe Original Melting Pot HistoryDecisive DatesNative Tribes and EuropeansFrom Ranchos to StatehoodCalifornia Gold RushBoom and Bust YearsThe Early 20th CenturyModern Times FeaturesThe Missions of CaliforniaCalifornia CuisineFine Wines of CaliforniaCalifornia WineThe Moviemakers of Sunset BoulevardOutdoor ActivitiesEarthquakes and Other DisastersSan Francisco's Cable CarsHearst CastleJohn Paul Getty Museum PlacesIntroduction to Northern CaliforniaSan FranciscoGreater San Francisco Bay AreaWine CountryMonterey Peninsula and Big Sur CoastAlong the North CoastCentral ValleyLake Tahoe and the Sierra NevadaThe Far NorthIntroduction to Southern CaliforniaThe Central CoastLos AngelesDisneyland and around LASouth Bay and Orange CoastThe DesertsSan Diego Travel TipsTRANSPORTATIONACCOMMODATIONEATING OUTACTIVITIESA-Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATIONFURTHER READING