Lonely Planet California's Best Trips by Sara Benson
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's California's Best Trips. Featuring 35 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can marvel beneath towering Redwoods or cruise along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's California's Best Trips:

Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - 80 easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip Covers San Francisco, Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Orange County, Palm Springs, Big Sur, Santa Monica, Monterey, San Diego, Sonoma Valley, Lake Tahoe, Carmel, San Luis Obispo and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's California 's Best Trips is perfect for exploring California in the classic American way-by road trip!

Planning a Californian trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's California guide, our most comprehensive guide to California, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover California, a photo-rich guide to the state's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on a specific Californian city? Check out Lonely Planet's San Francisco guide orLos Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Pocket San Francisco or Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

There's More in Store for You:

For more road-tripping ideas, check out Lonely Planet's USA Best Trips guides to New England, Southwest USA, Pacific Northwest, Florida & the South, New York & the Mid-Atlantic, and USA. Or start with our FREE SAMPLER 'USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips,' with excerpts from each guide to help you pick which region to explore first. Also, check out Lonely Planet's European Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland and our FREE SAMPLER 'Europe's Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips' for more road trip inspiration.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Nate Cavalieri and Beth Kohn.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

 

About Sara Benson

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Davenport was born in and spent most of his youth in Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Lonely Planet. 384 pages
Genres: Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Lonely Planet California's Best Trips

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The detailed maps of all of the trips let you see how long you should allow for each trip, and also how close different trip ideas are to one another.

Mar 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Lonely Planet California's Be...

Another title in Lonely Planet's "Best Trips" series, this second edition covers 35 road trips throughout California. For a compact book, this guide packs in not only popular sites and journeys, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Coast Highway, but also lesser-known gems, such as MacA...

Jun 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Lonely Planet California's Be...

Another title in Lonely Planet's "Best Trips" series, this second edition covers 35 road trips throughout California. For a compact book, this guide packs in not only popular sites and journeys, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Coast Highway, but also lesser-known gems, such as MacA...

Jun 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Lonely Planet California's Be...

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