Lonely Planet Best of California

Lonely Planet Best of California

by Helena SmithCristian Bonetto Andrew Bender and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2018

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Lonely PlanetBest of Californiais your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hug a tree in ancient redwood forests, uncover hidden beaches while cruising the Pacific Coast Highway, or sashay along San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of California and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely PlanetBest of California:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlightsand itinerarieshelp you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tipsto save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential infoat your fingertips- hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets- eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insightsgive you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues, cuisine, wine, beer, lifestyle
  • Over 49 color maps
  • CoversLos Angeles, San Francisco, Northern California, Central Coast, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, San Diego, Disneyland, Orange County and more

The Perfect Choice:Lonely PlanetBest of California, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on California's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.

Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the state has to offer? Check out Lonely PlanetCaliforniaguide.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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ISBN:
9781786574558
9781786574558
Category:
Travel & holiday guides
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
197.1x128.02x18.03mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Cristian Bonetto

Born to northern Italian parents, Australian travel writer Cristian Bonetto spends significant amounts of time in Italy each year.

While he loathes playing favourites, he will admit that Rome has a particular hold on him. Not only does he love its nail-biting backstory, extraordinary architecture and ivy-clad back streets, he’s also drawn to its less obvious, everyday charms, from vintage espresso bars to avant-garde concept stores, off-the-radar boutiques and suburban street art. Together, they keep his camera clicking and his notebooks full of scribbles and stories. Cristian began his writing life as a playwright, running a small theatre company and producing a handful of comedies.

In 2003, his play Il Cortile (The Courtyard) was awarded an Australia Council grant and was performed in numerous Italian cities, including Rome. After a short stint writing scripts for Australian soaps Home & Away and Neighbours in the early 2000s, Cristian turned his hand to travel writing.

Since 2006, he has written more than 30 travel guides for Lonely Planet, for destinations as varied as Naples, Venice, Copenhagen, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Brisbane. He is also a globe-trotting host of travel videos and a travel writer for UK newspaper The Telegraph.

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