Inside Lonely Planet's California's Best Trips:
Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak
Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored trips for your needs and interests
Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions
Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip
Covers San Francisco, Big Sur, Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park, Redwoods, Route 66, Death Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles, Monterey and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's California's Best Trips is perfect for exploring California via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car.
Planning a California trip sans a car? Lonely Planet California, our most comprehensive guide to California, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
Looking for a guide focused on a specific California region? Check out Lonely Planet's Coastal California, Northern California, or Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guides for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer.
Writers: Brett Atkinson, Amy C Balfour, Andrew Bender, Celeste Brash, Jade Bremner, Bailey Freeman, Michael Grosberg, Ashley Harrell, Mark Johanson, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Wendy Yanagihara
384 pages, 384pp color, 118 maps | Dimensions: 128mm × 197mm
Next edition due: Mar 2024
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