Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
Whether you are a first-time visitor or a well-traveled native, there is no better way to explore and experience California s 1,100 miles of coast than with this book by your side. It will immediately become your closest friend and most valuable traveling companion. Open these pages for lively and easy-to-understand descriptions of California s diverse natural and cultural history, plus firsthand insider information about local, regional, state, and national parks, great museums, historic ships, and more Whether you are looking for a short hike, a bird-watching adventure, encounters with elephant seals, a camping trip, or an extended vacation along California s 1,100-mile coastline, this reference will quickly lead you to the best of the best. From towering redwoods and migrating gray whales to world-class museums, fascinating historic sites and great surfing beaches, there is something here for everyone in the family. The book features: an overview of California s tumultuous history, from Native Americans and Spanish missionaries to Russian trappers and the early Americans; a look at the state s fascinating natural history, from earthquakes and tsunamis to ancient forests and migrating birds; detailed descriptions of more than 300 primary destinations and 500 short descriptions of more special places to explore; more than 300 photographs and drawings; and contact and website information for hundreds of parks, museums, and more."
Best of the California Coast
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