Weekend Adventures in Northern California

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Weighing in at over a pound, the thoroughly revised and updated 7th edition of Weekend Adventures is packed with interesting places to visit. First published in 1977, this is the longest running travel guide to Northern California. With helpful maps, its coverage includes San Francisco, the Santa Cruz mountains, the coast south (from Half Moon Bay to Morro Bay), and north (from Muir Beach to Eureka), the Wine Country, the Russian River area, I-80 north from Berkeley to Truckee, and on into Plumas County, Highway ...
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Overview

Weighing in at over a pound, the thoroughly revised and updated 7th edition of Weekend Adventures is packed with interesting places to visit. First published in 1977, this is the longest running travel guide to Northern California. With helpful maps, its coverage includes San Francisco, the Santa Cruz mountains, the coast south (from Half Moon Bay to Morro Bay), and north (from Muir Beach to Eureka), the Wine Country, the Russian River area, I-80 north from Berkeley to Truckee, and on into Plumas County, Highway 101 north and south, the national parks (Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Lassen Volcanic, Redwood), the Gold Rush Country, Lake Tahoe, the Mt. Shasta area, and the Delta. Each destination includes information on what to do, where to stay, and great places to eat. Helpful extras include information on the most direct driving routes and where to stop en route. The author also provides details on family amenities with each listing. An extensive chapter is devoted to ski areas, with information on the difficulty of slopes and the availability of activities for children. Additional chapters are devoted to family camps, houseboats, river and pack trips, and other adventures. "(A) well-researched guide."—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
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Now in a fully updated and expanded seventh edition, Carole Meyer's Weekend Adventures In Northern California continues to be a superbly presented travel guide offering a wealth of ideas for things to do, places to stay, where to eat when visiting or traveling through San Francisco, East Bay, Marin County, North and South along the Peninsula Coast, along North and South Hwy 101; in the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Delta Wine Country, I-5 north; in the Gold Rush Country; along the High Sierra; at Lake Tahoe; along I-80 North and I-880 South; as well as Mt Shasta and vicinity. From romantic inns to terrific resorts, whether for family camping trips or cross-country skiing; cheap sleeps or smoke-free lodgings; or even clothing optional recreational resources; Weekend Adventures In Northern California has something for everyone. The informative text is enhanced with seventeen maps, 800 numbers, fax numbers, websites, 130 illustrative photographs, and a comprehensive 19-page index. If you are planning to explore the sights and experiences of Northern California, begin your trip planning by browsing through the pages of Carole Meyers' Weekend Adventures In Northern California!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780917120176
  • Publisher: Carousel Press CA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: 7TH
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Credits 2
Guidelines For Interpreting Listings 3
San Francisco 7
Map 14
Map 26
A Little Background 7
Visitor Information 8
Annual Events 8
What to Do 12
Guided Tours 12
Historic Sites 14
Museums 23
Parks/Spectator Sports 30
Map 332
Performing Arts 35
Entertainment Complexes 37
Shopping 37
Where to Stay
Union Square 42
South of Market 48
Nob Hill 50
Financial District 52
Fisherman's Wharf 52
Chinatown and North Beach 54
Japantown 54
Pacific Heights/Presidio Heights 54
Haight-Ashbury/Golden Gate Park 55
By the Sea 55
Miscellaneous 55
Where to Eat 56
Coast South 85
Map 484
Pacifica 85
Montara 85
Moss Beach 86
Princeton-by-the-Sea 86
Miramar Beach 87
Half Moon Bay 88
Pescadero 90
Davenport 92
Santa Cruz 93
Capitola 98
Aptos 100
Moss Landing 102
Monterey Peninsula 104
Monterey 105
Pacific Grove 112
Carmel-by-the-Sea 115
Carmel Valley 124
Big Sur 125
San Simeon and Cambria 128
Morro Bay 132
Coast North 137
Map 5136
Muir Beach 137
Stinson Beach 139
Bolinas 141
Point Reyes Area 141
Tomales Bay Area 143
Bodega Bay 143
Jenner 145
The Sea Ranch 146
Gualala 147
Point Arena 148
Manchester 148
Elk 148
Mendocino 149
Fort Bragg 154
101 South 159
Map 6158
Millbrae 159
Burlingame 159
San Mateo 160
San Carlos 162
Redwood City 162
Woodside 162
Menlo Park 163
Palo Alto 164
Mountain View 168
Santa Clara 169
San Jose 170
San Juan Bautista 179
Salinas 180
Gonzales 182
Soledad 182
King City 182
San Miguel 183
Paso Robles 183
Atascadero 184
San Luis Obispo 184
101 North 189
Map 7188
Marin Headlands 189
Sausalito 190
Mill Valley 193
Tiburon 195
San Anselmo 197
Larkspur and Corte Madera 198
San Rafael 199
Novato 202
Petaluma 203
Santa Rosa 205
Guerneville and Russian River Area 209
Healdsburg 216
Geyserville 219
Anderson Valley 220
Hopland 223
Clear Lake 225
Ukiah 228
Willits 228
Map 8230
The Avenue of the Giants 231
Scotia 232
Ferndale 233
Eureka 236
Arcata 242
Trinidad 243
Klamath 244
I-80 North 247
Map 9246
Emeryville 247
Berkeley 247
Crockett 266
Benicia 266
Vallejo 267
Fairfield 267
Sacramento 268
Truckee 276
Plumas County 276
I-880 South 281
Oakland 281
Fremont 290
I-5 North 293
Map 10292
Princeton 293
Corning 293
Red Bluff 293
Lassen Volcanic National Park and Area 294
Lava Beds National Monument 296
Redding 297
Trinity Alps 298
Shasta Lake Area 299
Dunsmuir 299
McCloud 301
Mt. Shasta City 302
Yreka 303
Highway 49--Gold Rush Country 305
Map 11304
Jamestown 305
Sonora 307
Columbia State Historic Park 307
Murphys 309
Angels Camp 311
San Andreas 312
Mokelumne Hill 312
Jackson 312
Sutter Creek 314
Volcano 315
Amador City 316
Drytown 316
Shingle Springs 316
El Dorado 316
Placerville 317
Coloma 317
Auburn 318
Grass Valley 319
Nevada City 321
Downieville 324
Sierra City 324
Sierraville 325
The High Sierra 327
Map 12326
Yosemite National Park 327
Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks 335
Santa Cruz Mountains 339
Map 13338
Los Gatos and Saratoga 339
San Lorenzo Valley 341
The Delta 345
Map 14344
Isleton 346
Walnut Grove 346
Locke 347
Ryde 347
Rio Vista 348
Wine Country 351
Map 15350
Sonoma 352
Glen Ellen and Kenwood 358
Napa 362
The Silverado Trail 365
Yountville 367
Oakville and Rutherford 370
St. Helena 372
Calistoga 376
Lake Tahoe 383
Map 16382
South Lake Tahoe 383
North Lake Tahoe 390
Winter Snow Fun 399
Map 17398
Downhill Skiing 399
Cross-country Skiing 399
Snow Play 400
Way Up North 400
South Lake Tahoe 401
North Lake Tahoe 402
Donner Summit 404
Nevada 406
East 406
South 407
Miscellaneous Adventures 411
Family Camps 411
Houseboats 413
River Trips 414
Pack Trips 415
Camping 415
Miscellany 416
Indexes 419
Annual Events Index 419
Alphabetical Index 422
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