Moon California Road Trip by Stuart Thornton
San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles & the Pacific Coast (Moon Handbooks)

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See the top destinations in the American West with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice on the best places to stop along the way to eat, sleep, and explore.

Choose the road trip that’s best for you:
The 14-Day Best of the West
San Francisco, Yosemite, and Los Angeles in Six Days
Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon in Four Days
Two Days in San Francisco
Two Days in Los Angeles
Two Days in Las Vegas

A vibrant full-color interior includes 50 easy-to-use maps to keep you oriented on and off the highway.

About Stuart Thornton

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Stuart Thornton fell in love with the California coast while working at the Big Sur Ranger Station after college. There, he advised visitors on every topic, from campsites to restaurants. On his days off, he took his own advice and regularly sought out the best spots for hiking, backpacking, surfing, and snorkeling along that striking coastal region. Stuart later moved to nearby Monterey to become a staff writer for the "Monterey County Weekly, " where he is still a contributor. He is the proud author of "Moon Coastal California, Moon Santa Barbara & The Central Coast, " and the forthcoming "Moon Monterey & Carmel." In addition, Stuart has contributed to National Geographic Education, "Relix" magazine, and Ed Grant's "Piers of the California Coast, " a coffee table book highlighting the Golden State's piers and wharves. While researching and writing this book, Stuart hiked through lesser-known sections of Yosemite National Park, discovered the stunning Eastern Sierra community of June Lake, stared deep into the Grand Canyon, and enjoyed the diverse offerings of San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. He spends his time off searching for the next secluded beach, uncrowded wave, or mountaintop vista. Learn more about his adventures and projects by visiting
Published May 5, 2015 by Avalon Travel Publishing. 488 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction