DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 21, 2012 - Travel - 660 pages
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The DK Eyewitness California travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions the state has to offer. Whether you're making the most of the illustrious nightlife or discovering California's history in the museums of San Francisco, this guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife for all budgets. It's fully illustrated, and covers of all the major areas from LA and San Diego to The Mojave Desert and Wine Country. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites - including Long Beach, the Golden Gate Park and the Transamerica Pyramid - as well as reliable information about getting around this diverse state. DK Eyewitness California explores the culture, history and architecture, not missing the best in entertainment, shopping, tours and scenic walks, in this unique and varied state. With all the sights, beaches and attractions listed area by area, DK Eyewitness California is your essential companion.

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Contents

Putting California on the Map 14
14
A Portrait of California 16
17
California Through the Year 36
36
The History of California 42
43
Introducing Los Angeles 60
59
Santa Monica Bay 74
75
Beverly Hills Bel Air and Westwood 88
89
Hollywood and West Hollywood 100
101
Fishermans Wharf and North Beach 332
333
Pacific Heights and the Civic Center 344
345
Haight Ashbury and the Mission 354
355
Golden Gate Park and the Presidio 364
365
Shopping and Entertainment 382
382
San Francisco Street Finder 400
400
The Bay Area 410
411
Introducing Northern California 434
434

Downtown Los Angeles 120
121
Long Beach and Palos Verdes 132
132
Around Downtown 140
141
Shopping and Entertainment 166
166
Freeway Route Planner 180
180
Los Angeles Street Finder 182
182
Introducing Southern California 196
196
South Central California 204
205
Orange County 226
227
San Diego County 244
245
The Inland Empire and Low Desert 268
269
The Mojave Desert 280
281
Introducing San Francisco and the Bay Area 296
296
Downtown 310
311
Chinatown and Nob Hill 324
325
The North 442
443
Wine Country 454
455
Gold Country and the Central Valley 466
467
The High Sierras 482
483
North Central California 498
499
Where to Stay 520
520
Where to Eat 562
562
Shopping in California 606
606
Specialist Holidays and Activities 610
610
Practical Information 618
618
Travel Information 628
628
General Index 634
634
Acknowledgments 657
657
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