Northern California - Sacramento & Central Valley (PDF Chapter)


This is the Sacramento & Central Valley chapter from Lonely Planet’s Northern California guidebook.

The Central Valley is golden fields, rolling hills and scenic waterways that span 400 miles from Chico to Bakersfield. Its rich soil feeds the nation. Half the produce in the US, and nearly every carrot, almond and asparagus spear, is grown here.

  • tubing the cool rivers of Chico
  • maps
  • uncorking the emerging wine scene in Lodi
  • transport
  • tasting the Valley’s produce in Sacramento’s farmers markets
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sacramento Valley, Sacramento, Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, Davis, Oroville, Chico, Red Bluff, San Joaquin Valley, Lodi, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, and Kern River Area.

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