Discover California (Regional Guide) (2nd Edition)

By Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Alison Bing, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, Nate Cavalieri, Beth Kohn, John A. Vlahides, Bridget Gleeson

Experience the simplest of California
Pacific Coast road, Wine nation, Disneyland—we’ve chosen the main iconic attractions and magnificent locations so that you can benefit from the actual California with minimal fuss.

Highlights display the must-see sights and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make making plans your journey easier than ever
Local Experts suggest what to not miss
Easy-to-use Maps placed the streets of California on your pocket

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You can belief our go back and forth info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the areas we write approximately, each version. We by no means settle for freebies for confident insurance, so that you can depend on us to inform it love it is.

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