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Fodor's Southern California: With Central Coast, Yosemite, Los Angeles, and San Diego [With Pullout Map] (Fodor's Southern California)

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Fodor's Southern California

Plan your Perfect Trip

Full-color guide • Make your trip to Southern California unforgettable with 50 maps, illustrated features, and 220 color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Comprehensive overviews of each region and its highlights • Ideas for making the most of your time • Easy-to-read color city and regional maps

Explore San Diego, Big Sur, Yosemite National Park, and beyond • Discerning Fodor's Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor's travelers o Illustrated features on Hollywood, Balboa Park, and California missions • Best coastal driving excursions, beaches, and desert resorts

Opinions from destination experts • Fodor's California-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts • Revised annually to provide the latest information

“Fodor's has emerged…as our fave guidebook series for insider tips about things you actually want to know…” -Miami Herald

“Hipped up…with colorful maps and graphics, plus advice on a broader range of attractions, from classic to quirky.” -Outside Magazine

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience southern California............8

What’s New in Southern California............10

When to Go............11

What’s Where............12

Southern California Planner............14

FAQ............15

California Today............16

Quintessential Southern California............18

Southern California’s Top Attractions............20

Southern California’s Top Experiences............22

Great Itineraries............23

SoCal’s South-of-the-Border Flavor............26

 

Chapter 2: San Diego............31

Welcome to San Diego............32

San Diego Planner............34

Exploring San Diego............38

Where to Eat............67

Best Bets for San Diego Dining............68

Where to Stay............78

Best Bets for San Diego Lodging............79

Nightlife and the Arts............89

Sports and the Outdoors............94

Shopping............102

Side Trips to North County............103

 

Chapter 3: Orange County and Catalina Island............111

Welcome to Orange County and Catalina Island............112

Orange County and Catalina Island Planner............114

Disneyland Resort............116

Knott’s Berry Farm............128

Coastal Orange County............132

Catalina Island............145

 

Chapter 4: Los Angeles............151

Welcome to Los Angeles............152

Los Angeles Planner............154

Exploring Los Angeles............160

Where to Eat............193

Best Bets for Los Angeles Dining............195

Where to Stay............205

Best Bets for Los Angeles Lodging............206

Nightlife and the Arts............216

Sports and the Outdoors............227

Shopping............231

 

Chapter 5: The Central Coast............235

Welcome to The Central Coast............236

The Central Coast Planner............238

Ventura County............242

Santa Barbara............248

Santa Barbara County............268

San Luis Obispo County............273

Big Sur Coastline............292

 

Chapter6: Channel Islands National

Park............299

Welcome to Channel Islands National Park............300

Channel Islands National Park Planner............302

 

Chapter 7: The Monterey Bay Area............307

Welcome to The Monterey Bay Area............308

The Monterey Bay Area Planner............310

Carmel and Pacific Grove............316

Monterey............332

Around the Bay............341

Santa Cruz............347

 

Chapter 8: The Inland Empire............353

Welcome to The Inland Empire............354

The Inland Empire Planner............356

The Western Inland Empire............359

Riverside Area............363

San Bernardino Mountains............370

The Southern Inland Empire............376

 

Chapter 9: Palm Springs............383

Welcome to Palm Springs............384

Palm Springs Planner............386

The Desert Resorts............391

Along Twentynine Palms Highway............414

Anza-Borrego Desert............417

 

Chapter 10: Joshua Tree National Park............423

Welcome to Joshua Tree National Park............424

Joshua Tree National Park Planner............426

Planning............427

Where to Stay............430

 

Chapter 11: The Mojave Desert............431

Welcome to The Mojave Desert............432

The Mojave Desert Planner............434

The Western Mojave............437

The Eastern Mojave............444

Owens Valley............453

 

Chapter 12: Death Valley National Park............459

Welcome to Death Valley National Park............460

Death Valley National Park Planner............462

   

Chapter 13: The Central Valley............473

Welcome to The Central Valley............474

The Central Valley Planner............476

Southern Central Valley............478

Mid-Central Valley............482

North Central Valley............489

   

Chapter 14: The Southern Sierra............497

Welcome to The Southern Sierra............498

The Southern Sierra Planner............500

South of Yosemite National Park............501

Mammoth Area............504

East of Yosemite National Park............511

South of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............514

 

Chapter 15: Yosemite National Park............515

Welcome to Yosemite National Park............516

Yosemite National Park Planner............518

Exploring Yosemite National Park............522

Sports and the Outdoors............531

Educational Programs............536

Where to Eat............537

Where to Stay............538

 

Chapter 16: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............541

Welcome to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............542

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Planner............544

Exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks............546

Sports and the Outdoors............556

Educational Programs............559

Where to Eat............560

Where to Stay............561

 

Travel Smart............563

 

Index............573

 

About Our Writers............588

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN FOCUS

The Ultimate Road Trip: California’s Legendary Highway 1............28

Balboa Park: San Diego’s Cultural Heart............47

Highway 1: Santa Monica to Big Sur............156

Hollywood: Where the Stars Shine............169

On a Mission............250

Highway 1: Carmel to San Francisco............312

 

Maps

Central San Diego and Mission Bay............40–41

Old Town San Diego............62

La Jolla............65

Where to Eat and Stay in San Diego............72–73

Where to Eat and Stay in Anaheim............125

The Orange County Coast............133

Catalina Island............148

Downtown Los Angeles............161

West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and the Westside............179

Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu............182

The San Fernando Valley............186

Pasadena Area............190

Where to Eat and Stay in Beverly Hills, Century City, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and West Hollywood............194

Where to Eat and Stay in Downtown Los Angeles............200

Where to Eat and Stay in Coastal and Western Los Angeles............202

Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties............244

Santa Barbara............257

San Luis Obispo County and Big Sur............275

Monterey Bay Area............317

Monterey............333

The Desert Resorts............389

Palm Springs............392

Mojave Desert............439

The Central Valley............479

Fresno Area............486

Yosemite’s Valley Floor............523

Western Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park............550

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400009015
Subtitle:
with Central Coast, Yosemite, Los Angeles, and San Diego
Author:
Fodors
Editor:
Nalepa, Michael
Editor:
Cabasin, Linda
Editor:
Duecy, Erica
Author:
Fodor's
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20100202
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
588
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.2 x 1.1 in 1.5 lb

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