"Insight Guide California" is a comprehensive full-colour guide to everybody's favourite state. The new edition of this travel guide, completely revised in 2012 and with hundreds of specially commissioned photos, gives detailed coverage of all the best attractions, with full-colour mapping and plenty of practical information to help you get around. New chapters on California cuisine, touring the wine regions, and exploring the great outdoors complement lively features on California's culture and history. Special magazine-style essays cover a variety of subjects, such as the moviemakers of Sunset Boulevard and San Francisco's cable cars. Our "Best of California" section is an easy short-cut to all that is unmissable - from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Napa Valley, Hearst Castle to the Redwood Forests. Travel tips provide all the planning information you'll need, such as how to get around, how much to budget for your trip, plus our selective, independent listings recommend where to stay and where to eat in California. Whether it's your first time of visiting or your fifth, and whether you want a coastal drive or a hike in the mountains, a tour of Disneyland or a wine tour, "Insight Guide California" is the ideal companion.
Barbara Rockwell is a favorite Insight writer; she lives in San Francisco and has been writing travel guides in and about California for many years.