Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California - Understand Southern California and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California - Understand Southern California and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

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This chapter contains the Southern California Today, History, The Way of Life, On Location: Film & TV, Music & the Arts, Southern California Architecture, The Land & Wildlife, Directory A–Z, and Transportation chapters from Lonely Planet’s Los Angles, San Diego & Southern Cali-fornia guidebook.

All the info you need on everything from history, the New World of SoCal architecture and the beach lifestyle, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and lesbian travellers, travellers with disabilities, and travellers with kids. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on the film and TV industry – not just all about Hollywood’s A-list
  • info on how SoCal has evolved through history, from water scandals and earthquakes to race riots and beyond
  • full coverage of the flavors of SoCal – eat like an Iron Chef judge and tipple sun-kissed wines, then go find fresh seafood shacks and gourmet-food trucks
  • details on the native wildlife and its most famous migratory visitors, from gray whales to monarch butterflies

Coverage includes: Southern California Today, History, The Way of Life, On Location: Film & TV, Music & the Arts, Southern California Architecture, The Land & Wildlife, Directory A–Z, and Transportation.

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