Frommer's California '97

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John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 1996 - Travel - 660 pages
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This detailed, comprehensive, no-holds-barred guide to the Golden State has something for every taste and budget. We've searched out the most inviting places to stay, from beachfront resorts to Wine Country inns, and covered the hottest dining, from cutting-edge California cuisine to authentic, affordable Chinese and Mexican specialties. We've compiled a complete guide to California's best beaches, natural wonders, and national parks -- plus the best golf, nature walks, skiing, biking, and more. And along with dozens of detailed interior maps, we've even thrown in a free four-color fold-out map to make it a cinch to hit the road and see the sights.

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Contents

The Best of California
1
The Best of Natural California
2
The Best Active Vacations
3
The Best Beaches
4
The Best Walks
5
The Best Skiing
6
The Best Golf Courses
7
The Best Offbeat Travel Experiences
8
Lassen Volcanic National Park
245
The Saga of the Donner Party
260
Yosemite Mammoth Lakes
271
The Cold Country the Central Valley
300
The Gold Country
308
How to Pan for Gold
315
The Central Valley Sierra National Forest
325
XM The Monterey Peninsula Big Sur Coast
331

The Best of SmallTown California
10
The Best Family Vacation Experiences
11
The Best Architectural Landmarks
12
The Best Museums
13
The Best Views
15
The Best Luxury Hotels
16
The Best Moderately Priced Hotels
17
The Best Alternative Accommodations
18
The Best Places to Get Away from It All
19
The Best Restaurants for California Cuisine
20
The Best Culinary Experiences
21
The Best Destinations for Serious Shoppers
23
The Best of the Performing Arts
24
Planning a Trip to California
26
When to Go
27
California Calendar of Events
28
Christmas in San Diego
34
Getting Around
35
California
37
For Foreign Visitors
39
Getting to the U S
41
Historic Route 66
58
This
60
San Francisco
72
FamilyFriendly Hotels
85
The Top Attractions
101
Exploring the City
108
Organized Tours
116
Outdoor Activities Spectator Sports
122
San Francisco After Dark
129
Side Trips from San Francisco
138
The Sage of Aquarius
148
Muir Woods Mount Tamalpais
154
Santa Cruz
160
HotAir Ballooning
172
Where to Stock Up for a Gourmet Picnic Sonoma Style
191
Healdsburg the Russian River Valley
197
On the Lookout for Whales
204
Mendocino
211
Fort Bragg
217
Crescent City Gateway to Redwood National Park
228
The Shasta Cascades
234
The Central Coast
368
2
374
5
381
7
396
9
402
Getting Around
414
FamilyFriendly Hotels
427
FamilyFriendly Restaurants
444
TVTapings
453
The LessThanLively Set
460
Organized Tours
467
Shopping
475
Where to Find Hollywoods HandMeDowns
482
Side Trips from Los Angeles
500
Disney Dossier
532
The Orange Coast
540
The Southern California Desert
551
Fairways FiveIrons Desert Style
557
Joshua Tree National Park
570
Mojave National Preserve
574
Death Valley National Park
578
San Diego Environs
583
Getting Around
588
San Diego
590
Accommodations
591
FamilyFriendly Hotels
597
Scenes from the Hotel Del
602
Dining
603
FamilyFriendly Restaurants
608
Beaches
611
The Zoo Wild Animal Park Sea World
612
Exploring the Area
616
Outdoor Activities Spectator Sports
622
Great Shopping Areas
626
San Diego After Dark
628
North County Beach Towns
633
Apples Pies A Slice of SmallTown California
640
AnzaBorrego Desert State Park
644
San Diegos Wine Country
645
Index
652
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