Fodor's South Florida, 2013Book - 2013
California is one of America's most popular vacation destinations---its diversity draws every type of traveler, from foodies to families. Fodor's full-color California guide covers all corners of the state, from the northern coast to Wine Country and from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park.-COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Fodor's California is the market leader in guidebooks to California, outperforming Lonely Planet, Frommer's, and DK Eyewitness guides.-EXPANDED COVERAGE: Travelers can road trip with ease with a new chapter dedicated to California's quintessential drives. From advice on how many days to stay at each destination to must-see stops along the way, this is an essential trip-planning tool. The Highway 1 illustrated feature gives an overview of the famed coastal route, plus additional regional breakdowns. New hotels and restaurants are also included throughout, with a special focus on San Francisco and the nearby wine country. -ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: In-depth features detail popular attractions such as San Diego's Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, as well as Cable Cars and Chinatown in San Francisco. A must-have for wine buffs is the "Wine Tasting in Napa and Sonoma" feature, which suggests a tasting itinerary, teaches the proper wine tasting technique, and describes how grapes are grown, harvested, and pressed. -INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: More than 90 colorful maps guide travelers around the state, plus a pull-out map provides an overview in addition to San Francisco and Los Angeles detail maps. Top Attractions and Top Experiences help readers choose activities based on their interests, while Best Bets for dining and lodging in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco help them find the next great meal or hotel. For outdoorsy types, dedicated national parks chapters include planning tips and highlights. -DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's California offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.-INCLUDES: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Yosemite National Park, Big Sur, Napa and Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, Mendocino, and more. -PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.-ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.