Lonely Planet Coastal California (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Coastal California (Travel Guide)

Alison Bing

Language: English

Pages: 536

ISBN: 1741799813

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Coastal California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the cable car around San Francisco, discover hidden hot springs along the rocky Big Sur coast, or unleash your inner child at Disneyland; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Coastal California and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Coastal California Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture, history, art, literature, film, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine
  • Over 71 local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Disneyland, Orange County, the Central Coast, Marin County, the Bay Area, Napa, Sonoma, the North Coast, Anaheim, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Coastal California, our most comprehensive guide to Coastal California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on San Francisco or Los Angeles and San Diego? Check out Lonely Planet's San Francisco guide or Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Discover San Francisco, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Pocket San Francisco or Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's California guide for a comprehensive look at all the state has to offer or Lonely Planet's Discover California, a photo-rich guide to the state's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, Alison Bing, Nate Cavalieri, Bridget Gleeson, Beth Kohn, and John A Vlahides.

About Lonely Planet: Since in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet enables curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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statehood, and San Francisco attempted to introduce public order to 200 saloons and untold numbers of brothels and gambling dens. Panic struck when Australia glutted the market with gold in 1854, and ire turned irrationally on SF’s Chinese community, who from 1877 to 1945 were restricted to living and working in Chinatown by anti-Chinese laws. The main way out of debt was dangerous work building railroads for the city’s robber barons, who dynamited, mined and clear-cut their way across the Golden

Forget the Hollywood visions of SoCal beaches. In NorCal’s fishing villages, think John Steinbeck and his novels of American realism instead of MTV’s spring breakers. Hop aboard a whale-watching cruise into Monterey Bay’s national marine sanctuary (Click here), some of whose denizens of the deep also swim in Cannery Row’s aquarium. Soak up the atmosphere at the West Coast’s oldest lighthouse near the famous 17-Mile Drive to Pebble Beach, or head downtown among the gardens and adobe-walled

www.sloairport.com) On the Central Coast. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA; www.flysba.com) On the Central Coast. Land Border Crossings It’s relatively easy crossing from the USA into Mexico; it’s crossing back into the USA that can pose problems if you haven’t brought all of the required documents. Check the ever-changing passport (Click here) and visa (Click here) requirements before traveling. On the US–Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana, San Ysidro is the world’s

the latter often following scenic routes. Air Several major US carriers fly within California, although the expense involved only makes it worthwhile if you have to travel long distances in a hurry. Intra-California flights are often operated by regional subsidiaries, such as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Alaska Airlines and partner Horizon Air serve many regional California airports, as do popular low-cost airlines Southwest and JetBlue. Virgin America currently

nearby Angel Island (Click here). Sights & Activities The central part of town is comprised of Tiburon Blvd, with Juanita Lane and charming Main St arcing off. Main St, which is also known as Ark Row, is where the old houseboats have taken root on dry land and metamorphosed into classy shops and boutiques. Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum MUSEUM (1920 Paradise Drive; www.landmarks-society.org; 1-4pm Wed, Sat & Sun Mar-Oct) Formerly the terminus for a 3000-person ferry to San Francisco and a

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