By Alison Bing, Sam Benson

“From towering coast redwoods in foggy Northern California to the superbly sun-kissed surf shores of Southern California, those 1100 miles of Pacific Coast are a knock-out beauty.” – Sara Benson, Lonely Planet Writer

The final, such a lot complete consultant to vacationing in Coastal California comprises up to date reports of the simplest areas to stick, consume, points of interest, cultural details, maps, shipping assistance and some most sensible stored secrets and techniques – the entire necessities to get to the guts of Coastal California.

This advisor is the results of months of study by means of seven committed authors and native specialists who immersed themselves in Coastal California, discovering distinctive stories, and sharing functional and sincere suggestion, so that you come away knowledgeable and amazed.

Regions covered: San Francisco, Marin County & Bay sector, Napa & Sonoma Wine kingdom, North Coast & Redwoods, primary Coast, l. a., Disneyland & Orange County, San Diego

Inside Lonely Planet Coastal California:

• complete colour styling and images

• transparent, easy-to-read colour maps

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• Itineraries equipped by way of quarter or size of trip

• up to date advised points-of-interest – masking consuming, sound asleep, going out, buying, actions and attractions

• In-depth positive aspects to discover the world's iconic sights

• countless numbers of cash saving tips

• Our most recent journey making plans instruments that will help you get round smoothly

• extra sections together with best reports, shores & open air, heritage, tradition, nutrients, Sustainable California and an A-Z survival guide.

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7 authors
56 seafood restaurants
71 maps
75+ beaches
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