Insight Guide California

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Color photos invite readers to experience the variety of California's people, culture, attractions, and outdoor recreation in this travel guide. Entries written by local authors describe cities, regions, and places to visit, as well as the state's history. Side bars shed light on everything from wine country to medicine men, and travel tips tell readers where to stay, how to get around, and where to eat and shop. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

Color photos invite readers to experience the variety of California's people, culture, attractions, and outdoor recreation in this travel guide. Entries written by local authors describe cities, regions, and places to visit, as well as the state's history. Side bars shed light on everything from wine country to medicine men, and travel tips tell readers where to stay, how to get around, and where to eat and shop. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812349439
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Updated Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps
California 16
Northern California 112
Downtown San Francisco 116
Around San Francisco 140
Oakland & Berkeley 148
The Bay Area 152
Wine Country 178
Yosemite National Park 198
Gold Country & Lake Tahoe 210
Southern California 242
Los Angeles: West Side 248
Downtown LA 252
Hollywood 258
Canyons & Valleys 282
Santa Barbara 292
San Diego Area 332
Introduction
California Here I Come 15
History
History Timeline 20
Native Tribes & Europeans 23
From Ranchos to Statehood 29
The Gold Rush 33
Boom & Bust Years 39
The 20th Century 45
Modern Times 51
People and Culture
Cultural Diversity 61
California Cuisine 68
The Moviemakers of Sunset Boulevard 75
The Great Outdoors 85
California's Car Culture 99
Insight On...
The Missions 26
Fine Wines of California 70
Earthquakes & Disasters 94
San Fran Cable Cars 128
Hearst Castle 166
The Getty Center 268
Information Panels
The Feeway 100
Silicon Valley 155
Beverly Hills Hotel 264
Medicine Men 322
Places
Northern California 111
San Francisco 115
Union Square to Nob Hill 119
Market Street to the Financial District 131
Around San Francisco 137
Oakland, Berkeley & the Peninsula 147
Monterey Bay to Big Sur 159
Marin County 171
Wine Country 177
Sacramento 187
San Joaquin Valley 191
Yosemite & the High Sierra 197
Gold Country 209
Lake Tahoe 217
The North Coast 223
The High North 231
Southern California 241
Los Angeles 245
Downtown LA 251
Hollywood & West Side 257
The LA Seashore 271
Canyons & Valleys 281
The Central Coast 291
Anaheim 299
South Bay & Orange County 307
Santa Catalina Island 313
Palm Springs & the Desert 319
Las Vegas 326
San Diego Area 331
Tijuana & Northern Baja 337
Death Valley & the Mojave 343
Travel Tips
Getting Acquainted 354
Planning the Trip 355
Practical Tips 357
Getting Around 360
Where to Stay 362
Where to Eat 373
Culture 379
Festivals 381
Outdoor Activities 385
Shopping 389
Further Reading 391
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