California for Dummies
From Hollywood and Disneyland to San Francisco, Yosemite, and the Napa Valley, California offers and endless supply of vacation fun. From the L.A. nightlife to the natural wonders, from great restaurants to fun outdoor activities, this friendly guide covers it all: * Great itineraries for Northern California, Southern California, and the whole state * Complete coverage of all the natural wonders * Entire sections on Disneyland and Yosemite National Park * Wacky events from sandcastle building contests to the Jumping Frog Jubilee Like every For Dummies travel guide, California For Dummies includes: * Down-to-earth trip-planning advice * What you shouldn't miss and what you can skip * The best restaurants and hotels for every budget * Lots of detailed maps
- Paperback | 552 pages
- 162.1 x 239.3 x 30.7mm | 671.33g
- 04 Oct 2002
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- illustrations maps (colour and b&w)
Table of contents
Introduction; Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of California; Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go; Chapter 3: Great Itineraries; Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget; Chapter 5: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs; Part II: Ironing Out the Details; Chapter 6: Getting to California; Chapter 7: Getting Around California; Chapter 8: Tying Up Loose Ends; Part III: Northern California: Redwoods, Wine, and Wonder; Chapter 9: San Francisco; Chapter 10: Napa and Sonoma Valleys: California's Premier Wine Country; Chapter 11: Mendocino; Chapter 12: Redwood Country; Chapter 13: Lake Tahoe; Chapter 14: Yosemite National Park; Part IV: The Central Coast; Chapter 15: Beach Blanket Babylon: Santa Cruz; Chapter 16: The Monterey Peninsula; Chapter 17: The Spectacular Big Sur Coast; Chapter 18: Hearst Castle and Cambria; Chapter 19: The Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang, California's Little Denmark; Chapter 20: Santa Barbara and the Ojai Valley; Part V: The Southland Cities and the Desert; Chapter 21: Los Angeles; Chapter 22: The Happiest Place on Earth: The Disneyland Resort!; Chapter 23: San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach; Chapter 24: Ring-a-Ding-Ding: Palm Springs; Chapter 25: San Diego; Part VI: The Part of Tens; Chapter 26: Ten Quintessentially Californian Movies to Watch Before You Leave Home; Chapter 27: The Ten Wackiest Annual Events; Appendix: Quick Concierge; Worksheets; Index.
About Cheryl Farr Leas
Mary Herczog is a second--generation California native and is married to Paula Tevis's prom date. She writes for Frommer's and Wiley whenever she can, which is quite a bit (Frommer's New Orleans, Frommer's Las Vegas, Las Vegas For Dummies, Los Angeles For Dummies, and more!), and she is so happy she can do it in the California sunshine. The rest of the time, Mary works for the film industry, which is a very California thing to do. Paula Tevis, also a second--generation Californian, was born and raised in Santa Barbara, attended college in Los Angeles, and then moved to her favorite city, where she could cheer for the San Francisco Giants in peace. After an eclectic but blessedly brief career that included stints in the computer and nonprofit sectors, she and her California--bred husband produced a couple of lovely children, and Paula happily relinquished the 9--to--5 world for the 24/7 one that parenting brings. Upon regaining consciousness, she metamorphosed into a freelance writer, and over the years has contributed articles and essays to Parenting and Family Fun magazines, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cityseach.com, Frommer's Las Vegas and Frommer's New Orleans. She is the author of San Francisco For Dummies, the Berlitz Vancouver Pocketguide, and the upcoming Frommer's San Francisco with Kids. Paula is currently living the expat life with her husband and their daughters in London, but reads the Chronicle online daily.