Northern California - Sacramento & Central Valley (PDF Chapter)
This is the Sacramento & Central Valley chapter from Lonely Planet’s Northern Califor-nia guidebook.
The Central Valley is visible from space – a vast expanse of green between the Sierra Neva-da and Pacific Ocean. The area is divided in two parts: the Sacramento Valley in the north and the San Joaquin Valley in the south.
- stroll between breweries in Sacramento, the self-proclaimed mecca of beer
- drive bumper cars, eat fried Twinkies and check out blue-ribbon livestock at the California State Fair
- uncork the region’s emerging fine-wine scene in Lodi
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Sacramento Valley, Sacramento, Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, Davis, Oroville, Chico, Red Bluff, San Joaquin Valley, Lodi, Stockton, Mod-esto, Merced, Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Kern River Area.