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Fodor's Northern California: With Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe with Map (Fodor's Northern California)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Northern California!

•Updated annually, Fodors Northern California provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Northern California features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Northern California.

•Experience Northern California like a local! Fodors Northern California includes choices for every traveler, from skiing the Southern Sierra and hiking the North Coast to vineyard hopping in Sonoma and relaxing in San Franciscos trendy cafés, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Fodors Northern California includes a pullout map!

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Stroll through Golden Gate Park, hug a tree in the Muir Woods, sip pinot noir in Sonoma, ski the Sierra Nevada, rappel into Gold County caverns, or relax in San Franciscos trendy cafés — Fodor's Northern California 2007 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best – "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We frequently update our guide to northern California, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area at Fodors.com.

- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best–so you know you're seeing the real Northern California

- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

Table of Contents

Northern California

Chapter 1: Experience Northern California ............ 7

Whats New in Northern California ............ 8

When To Go ............ 9

Whats Where in Northern California ............ 10

Northern California Planner ............ 12

FAQ ............ 13

California Today ............ 14

Quintessential Northern California ............ 16

Northern Californias Top Attractions ............ 18

Northern Californias Top Experiences ............ 20

Great Itineraries ............ 21

Chapter 2: San Francisco ............ 25

Exploring San Francisco ............ 29

Where to Eat ............ 61

Where to Stay ............ 75

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 85

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 90

Shopping ............ 91

San Francisco Essentials ............ 93

Chapter 3: The Wine Country ............ 97

The Napa Valley ............ 102

The Sonoma Valley ............ 135

Elsewhere in Sonoma County ............ 149

Wine Country Essentials ............ 158

Chapter 4: The Bay Area ............ 161

Marin County ............ 165

Marin County Essentials ............ 172

The East Bay ............ 174

The East Bay Essentials ............ 183

The Coastal Peninsula ............ 184

The Inland Peninsula ............ 189

South Bay ............ 191

San Jose ............ 194

The Peninsula & South Bay Essentials ............ 198

Chapter 5: The North Coast ............ 201

Point Reyes National Seashore ............ 205

The Sonoma Coast ............ 209

The Mendocino Coast ............ 214

Redwood Country ............ 225

The North Coast Essentials ............ 233

Chapter 6: Monterey Bay Area ............ 235

Carmel & Pacific Grove ............ 239

Monterey ............ 255

Around the Bay ............ 264

Santa Cruz ............ 269

Monterey Bay Area Essentials ............ 276

Chapter 7: The Central Coast ............ 279

Ventura County ............ 283

Santa Barbara ............ 289

Santa Barbara County ............ 301

San Luis Obispo County ............ 306

Big Sur Coastline ............ 323

Central Coast Essentials ............ 327

Chapter 8: The Southern Sierra ............ 331

South of Yosemite ............ 336

Mammoth Area ............ 339

East of Yosemite National Park ............ 346

Southern Sierra Essentials ............ 349

Chapter 9: Yosemite National Park ............ 351

Where to Stay & Eat ............ 371

Yosemite Essentials ............ 379

Chapter 10: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks..........381

Exploring Sequoia ............ 387

Exploring Kings Canyon ............ 393

Where to Stay & Eat ............ 398

Sequoia & Kings Canyon Essentials ............ 403

Chapter 11: The Gold Country ............ 405

Sacramento & Vicinity ............ 409

The Gold Country–South ............ 416

The Gold Country–North ............ 424

The Gold Country Essentials ............ 429

Chapter 12: Lake Tahoe ............ 431

California Side ............ 436

Nevada Side ............ 461

Lake Tahoe Essentials ............ 472

Chapter 13: Redwood National Park ............ 475

Where to Stay & Eat ............ 486

Redwood Essentials ............ 488

Chapter 14: The Far North ............ 489

From Chico to Mt. Shasta ............ 493

The Backcountry ............ 502

The Far North Essentials ............ 511

Northern California Essentials ............ 513

Index ............ 529

About Our Writers ............ 544

Maps

Northern California ............ 11

Union Square & Chinatown ............ 30

SoMa & Civic Center ............ 35

Nob Hill & Russian Hill ............ 39

North Beach & the Waterfront ............ 42

The Marina & the Presidio ............ 47

Golden Gate Park & the Western Shoreline ............ 51

The Haight, the Castro, Noe Valley

& the Mission District ............ 55

Pacific Heights & Japantown ............ 58

Where to Eat In & Around

Downtown San Francisco ............ 6263

Where to Stay In & Around

Downtown San Francisco ............ 7677

Napa Valley ............ 113

Where to Stay & Eat in Napa Valley ............ 116

Sonoma Valley ............ 138139

Where to Stay & Eat in Sonoma Valley ............ 142143

Marin County ............ 166

Oakland ............ 175

Berkeley ............ 180

Downtown San Jose ............ 195

Marin Headlands to Fort Bragg ............ 207

Garberville to Crescent City ............ 227

Monterey ............ 254

Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties ............ 285

Santa Barbara ............ 290

San Luis Obispo County & Big Sur ............ 307

Yosemites Valley Floor ............ 359

Western Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks ............ 390

Kings Canyons Cedar Grove Area ............ 394

Sacramento ............ 410

Redwood NP Northern Areas ............ 481

Redwood NP Southern Areas ............ 483

Lassen Volcanic National Park ............ 507

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400017478
Subtitle:
with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe
Author:
Bluestone, Carissa
Editor:
Eisenberg, Paul
Editor:
Nalepa, Michael
Author:
Fodor's
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
California, Northern
Subject:
California
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20080205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.08x5.15x1.00 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Stroll through Golden Gate Park, hug a tree in the Muir Woods, sip pinot noir in Sonoma, ski the Sierra Nevada, rappel into Gold County caverns, or relax in San Franciscos trendy cafés — Fodor's Northern California 2007 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best – "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We frequently update our guide to northern California, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area at Fodors.com.

- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best–so you know you're seeing the real Northern California

- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

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