Synopses & Reviews
Tempt vertigo on the hills of San Francisco and rub elbows with a star in an LA boutique. Sample syrahs in the Wine Country, cruise cliff-hugging Hwy 1 or hike in the heat of Death Valley. Whether you're a city slicker, road tripper or adrenaline junkie, grab this in-depth, cheeky guide and let our local authors steer you to the treasures of the Golden State.
- PLOT YOUR ROUTE 120 detailed maps and seven handy itineraries help you navigate and plan your adventure
- TAKE IT OUTSIDE surfing Steamers Lane, climbing Half Dome, skiing Tahoe, diving San Diego: the scoop on the hottest California activities
- EAT YOUR HEART OUT hundreds of restaurant reviews, from tasty taquerías to celebrity-chef bistros
- SLEEP EASY the best places for California dreaming, from mountaintop campgrounds to oceanfront resorts
- CROSS THE BORDER expanded Las Vegas chapter shows you how to hit the jackpot in flirty, fabulous Sin City, plus tips on heading south to Mexico
Lonely Planet knows California. This 5th edition guarantees adventures across the Golden State, whether you're tasting small-batch pinots in Sonoma, reliving the Gold Rush or cruising the last leg of Route 66 on the ultimate beach-bound road trip.
Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.
In This Guide:
Expanded Outdoors chapter covering 21 activities to get you closer to nature
New Food chapter showcases California's best drinks and delicacies
Green Index directs you to sustainable listings
About the Author
Andrea Schulte-Peevers is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor and translator who owes her love for languages and travel to her mother who lugged her off to foreign lands when she was still a toothless toddler. After completing high school in Germany, Andrea left for London and stints as an au-pair, market researcher and foreign language correspondent. In the mid-'80s she swapped England for Southern California and the hallowed halls of UCLA. She then hit the job market armed with a degree in English literature and charted a course in travel journalism. Assignments have taken her to all continents but Antarctica and her work has been published in several countries. Andrea joined the fleet of Lonely Planet writers in 1995 and has updated and authored guides to Los Angeles, California & Nevada, Germany and Western Europe.