Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet California is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch sunsets and surfers along the Pacific Coast Highway, hike through wildflower-strewn meadows in Yosemite, or dine on organic California cuisine while overlooking Napa Valley vineyards; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of California and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet California Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, beer, wine, and more Over 75 color maps Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar) Coverage of North Coast, Wine Country, San Francisco, Central Valley, Lake Tahoe, Marin, Yosemite, Sierra Nevadas, Central Coast, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Disneyland, Orange County, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Zoom-in maps and images for greater detail Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges Seamlessly flip between pages Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see Bookmarks help you shoot back to key pages in a flash Touch embedded links to our recommendations' websites Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Inbuilt dictionary to decode site-specific local terms The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet California, our most comprehensive guide to California, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled. Looking for just the highlights of California? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover California, a photo-rich guide to the state's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on San Francisco or Los Angeles? Check out Lonely Planet's San Francisco guide or Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that each of these cities has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover San Francisco, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions.Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, Alison Bing, Nate Cavalieri, Bridget Gleeson, Beth Gleeson, Beth Kohn, Andrew Schulte-Peevers, and John A Vlahides. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.