The Rough Guide to California

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Practical travel guide to California with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in California. The Rough Guide to California also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in California, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.


The Rough Guide to California covers: Los Angeles; San Diego; the Deserts; Death Valley; the Sierra; the Central Coast; San Francisco; the Gold Country; Lake Tahoe and Northern California.


Inside this travel guide you'll find:


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER

Experiences for every kind of trip to California, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Yosemite Valley to family activities in child-friendly places, like Venice Beach or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Salvation Mountain.


PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS

Essential pre-departure information including California entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES

Carefully planned routes covering the best of California give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE

Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL

Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for surfing or climbing the saw-toothed peaks of the Sierra Nevada.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS

Rough Guides' rundown of Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Big Sur, San Diego's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to California, even in a short time.


HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS

Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in California, matching different needs.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into California, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Yosemite National Park and the spectacular Bixby Creek Bridge.


COLOUR-CODED MAPPING

Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in San Francisco, Napa and many more locations in California, reduce need to go online.


USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT

With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


FREE EBOOK

Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.



This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789195392
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 3/31/2020

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