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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

California is one of Americas most popular vacation destinations, and for good reason — the state is so diverse that it draws every type of traveler, from shopaholics and spa junkies to mountain bikers and surfers. Whether you plan to tour wineries in Sonoma County, hike the Southern Sierra, or max out your credit cards on Rodeo Drive, Fodors California 2010 is there every step of the way, with savvy recommendations and helpful tips. Now in full color, it covers the state with both substance and style. Features include:

•More than 300 color photographs and easy-to-read color maps that illustrate the beauty of California and help you choose what to see

•Evocative, photo-filled features on quintessential California experiences, including road-tripping on the Pacific Coast Highway, touring the Wine Country, and experiencing the real Hollywood

•In-depth coverage of Californias eight national parks, from Joshua Tree to Redwood

•Up-to-date restaurant reviews for every part of the state, and extensive coverage of the dining scene in Californias cities

•Orientation maps and planning pages at the beginning of each chapter to help you get your bearings, pick your destinations, and plan your trips

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Synopsis:

Updated annually, "Fodor's California" provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook. This edition offers choices for every traveler, from hiking through a redwood forest and catching the perfect wave to spinning in Disneyland's teacups and shopping at trendy boutiques.

Synopsis:

Fodor's updated guide to California offers choices for every traveler, from hiking through a redwood forest and catching the perfect wave to spinning in Disneyland's teacups and shopping at trendy boutiques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience California............10

Whats New in California............ 12

Whats Where in Southern California............ 14

Whats Where in Northern California............ 16

California Planner............ 18

When to Go............ 19

California Today............ 20

Californias Top Attractions............ 22

Californias Top Experiences............ 25

Quintessential California............ 26

If You Like............ 28

Great Itineraries............ 30

Chapter 2: San Diego............39

Welcome to San Diego............ 40

San Diego Planner............ 42

Exploring San Diego............ 46

Where to Eat............ 75

Best Bets for San Diego Dining............ 76

Where to Stay............ 86

Best Bets for San Diego Lodging............ 87

Nightlife and the Arts............ 97

Sports and the Outdoors............ 102

Shopping............ 110

Side Trips to North County............ 111

Chapter 3: Orange County and Catalina Island............119

Welcome to Orange County and Catalina Island............ 120

Orange County and Catalina Island Planner............ 122

Disneyland Resort............ 124

Knotts Berry Farm............ 136

Coastal Orange County............ 140

Catalina Island............ 153

Chapter 4: Los Angeles............159

Welcome to Los Angeles............ 160

Los Angeles Planner............ 162

Exploring Los Angeles............ 168

Where to Eat............ 201

Best Bets for Los Angeles Dining............ 203

SoCals South-of-the-Border Flavor............ 208

Where to Stay............ 215

Best Bets for Los Angeles Lodging............ 216

Nightlife and the Arts............ 226

Sports and the Outdoors............ 237

Shopping............ 240

Chapter 5: The Central Coast............245

Welcome to The Central Coast............ 246

The Central Coast Planner............ 248

Ventura County............ 252

Santa Barbara............ 258

Santa Barbara County............ 278

San Luis Obispo County............ 283

Big Sur Coastline............ 303

Chapter 6: Channel Islands National Park............309

Welcome to Channel Islands National Park............ 310

Channel Islands National Park Planner............ 312

Chapter 7: The Monterey Bay Area............317

Welcome to The Monterey Bay Area............ 318

The Monterey Bay Area Planner............ 320

Carmel and Pacific Grove............ 326

Monterey............ 342

Around the Bay............ 351

Santa Cruz............ 356

Chapter 8: San Francisco............363

Welcome to San Francisco............ 364

San Francisco Planner............ 366

Exploring San Francisco............ 375

Where to Eat............ 425

Best Bets for San Francisco Dining............ 426

NorCals Locavore Food Movement............ 428

Where to Stay............ 441

Best Bets for San Francisco Lodging............ 444

Nightlife............ 452

The Arts............ 456

Sports and the Outdoors............ 459

Shopping............ 460

Chapter 9: The Bay Area............463

Welcome to The Bay Area............ 464

The Bay Area Planner............ 466

Marin County............ 467

The East Bay............ 486

The Coastal Peninsula............ 503

Chapter 10: The Wine Country............509

Welcome to Wine Country............ 510

Wine Country Planner............ 512

The Napa Valley............ 516

The Sonoma Valley............ 554

Elsewhere in Sonoma County............ 569

Chapter 11: The North Coast............581

Welcome to The North Coast............ 582

The North Coast Planner............ 584

The Sonoma Coast............ 587

The Mendocino Coast............ 592

Redwood Country............ 602

Chapter 12: Redwood National Park............609

Welcome to Redwood National Park............ 610

Redwood National Park Planner............ 612

Chapter 13: The Inland Empire............617

Welcome to The Inland Empire............ 618

The Inland Empire Planner............ 620

The Western Inland Empire............ 623

Riverside Area............ 627

San Bernardino Mountains............ 634

The Southern Inland Empire............ 640

Chapter 14: Palm Springs............647

Welcome to Palm Springs............ 648

Palm Springs Planner............ 650

The Desert Resorts............ 655

Along Twentynine Palms Highway............ 678

Anza-Borrego Desert............ 681

Chapter 15: Joshua Tree National Park............687

Welcome to Joshua Tree National Park............ 688

Joshua Tree National Park Planner............ 690

Chapter 16: The Mojave Desert............695

Welcome to The Mojave Desert............ 696

The Mojave Desert Planner............ 698

The Western Mojave............ 701

The Eastern Mojave............ 708

Owens Valley............ 718

Chapter 17: Death Valley National Park............723

Welcome to Death Valley National Park............ 724

Death Valley National Park Planner............ 726

Chapter 18: The Central Valley737

Welcome to The Central Valley............ 738

The Central Valley Planner............ 740

Southern Central Valley............ 742

Mid-Central Valley............ 746

North Central Valley............ 753

Chapter 19: The Southern Sierra............761

Welcome to The Southern Sierra............ 762

The Southern Sierra Planner............ 764

South of Yosemite National Park............ 765

Mammoth Area............ 768

East of Yosemite National Park............ 775

South of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............ 778

Chapter 20: Yosemite National Park............779

Welcome to Yosemite National Park............ 780

Yosemite National Park Planner............ 782

Exploring Yosemite National Park............ 786

Sports and the Outdoors............ 795

Educational Programs............ 800

Where to Eat............ 801

Where to Stay............ 802

Chapter 21: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............805

Welcome to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............ 806

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Planner............ 808

Exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............ 810

Sports and the Outdoors............ 820

Educational Programs............ 823

Where to Eat............ 824

Where to Stay............ 825

Chapter 22: Sacramento and the Gold Country............827

Welcome to Sacramento and the Gold Country............ 828

Sacramento and the Gold Country Planner............ 830

Sacramento and Vicinity............ 834

The Gold Country-South............ 840

The Gold Country-North............ 854

Chapter 23: Lake Tahoe............859

Welcome to Lake Tahoe............ 860

Lake Tahoe Planner............ 862

California Side............ 867

Nevada Side............ 897

Chapter 24: The Far North............907

Welcome to The Far North............ 908

The Far North Planner............ 910

From Chico to Mt. Shasta............ 913

The Backcountry............ 922

Travel Smart California............ 931

Getting Here and Around............ 932

Essentials............ 937

Index ............ 941

About Our Writers............956

CALIFORNIA IN FOCUS

The Ultimate Road Trip: Californias Legendary Highway 1............36

Balboa Park: San Diegos Cultural Heart............ 55

Highway 1: Santa Monica to Big Sur............ 164

Hollywood: Where the Stars Shine............ 177

On a Mission............ 260

Highway 1: Carmel to San Francisco............ 322

Highway 1: San Francisco to Fort Bragg............ 368

Chinatown............ 379

Cable Cars............ 393

Wine Tasting in Napa and Sonoma............ 518

Eureka! Californias Gold Rush............ 841

Tahoe: A Lake for All Seasons............ 869

MAPS

Whats Where in Southern California............ 14-15

Whats Where in Northern California............ 16-17

Central San Diego and Mission Bay............ 48-49

Old Town San Diego............ 70

La Jolla............ 73

San Diego Dining and Lodging Atlas............ 80-81

Where to Eat and Stay in Anaheim............ 133

The Orange County Coast............ 141

Catalina Island............ 156

Downtown Los Angeles............ 169

Wilshire Boulevard, Museum Row, and Farmers Market ............ 174

West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and the Westside............ 187

Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu............ 190

The San Fernando Valley............ 194

Pasadena Area............ 198

Where to Eat and Stay in Beverly Hills, Century City, Hollywood, Los Feliz and West Hollywood............ 202

Where to Eat and Stay in Downtown Los Angeles ............ 210

Where to Eat and Stay in Coastal and Western Los Angeles............ 212

Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties............ 254

Santa Barbara............ 267

San Luis Obispo County and Big Sur............ 285

The Monterey Bay Area............ 327

Monterey Bay............ 343

Union Square and Chinatown............ 374

SoMA and Civic Center............ 388

Nob Hill and Russian Hill............ 391

North Beach and On the Waterfront............ 399

The Marina and the Presidio............ 407

Golden Gate Park and the Western Shoreline............ 412

The Haight, the Castro, Noe Valley and the Mission District............ 417

Pacific Heights and Japantown............ 421

San Francisco Dining and Lodging............ 434-435

Marin County............ 469

The East Bay and the Coastal Peninsula............ 487

Oakland............ 489

Berkeley............ 496

Napa Valley............ 528

Where to Eat and Stay in Napa Valley............ 530

Sonoma Valley............ 558-559

Where to Eat and Stay in the Sonoma Valley............ 564-565

Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts............ 588

Redwood Country............ 603

Desert Resorts............ 653

Palm Springs............ 656

Mojave Desert............ 703

The Central Valley............ 743

Fresno Area............ 750

Yosemite Valley Floor............ 787

Western Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............ 814

The Gold Country............ 833

Sacramento............ 835

Lassen Volcanic Natl Park ............ 926

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400008599
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Editor:
Nalepa, Michael
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
California
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20091103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
956
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.2 x 1.7 in 2.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Updated annually, "Fodor's California" provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook. This edition offers choices for every traveler, from hiking through a redwood forest and catching the perfect wave to spinning in Disneyland's teacups and shopping at trendy boutiques.
"Synopsis" by , Fodor's updated guide to California offers choices for every traveler, from hiking through a redwood forest and catching the perfect wave to spinning in Disneyland's teacups and shopping at trendy boutiques.
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