Western USA - California (PDF Chapter)


This is the California chapter from Lonely Planet’s Western USA guidebook.

With bohemian spirit and high-tech savvy, not to mention a die-hard passion for the good life, California soars beyond any expectations sold on Hollywood’s silver screens. From miles of coastline to snowy slopes, bright city lights to lush vineyards, the Golden State beckons.

  • seek out waterfalls and climb granite domes in Yosemite National Park
  • maps
  • make the most of multicultural neighborhoods and Hollywood’s red-carpet nightlife in Los Angeles
  • transportation
  • cruise Hwy 1 atop sculpted sea cliffs on the bohemian Big Sur coast
  • restaurants & accommodations
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