eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465432663
  • ISBN-13: 9781465432667
  • DDC: 917.940453
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 632 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California leads you straight to the best attractions California has to offer and provides the insider travel tips you need, whether you're making the most of the nightlife or exploring historic towns and museums. Fully illustrated, it covers all the major cities and sights, from Los Angeles, southern California, and the national parks to San Francisco and the bay area to California wine country, the north, and more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California explores the culture, history, architecture, wildlife, beaches, and scenic walks and drives. You'll find 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sights, as well as street maps and reliable information for getting around. Plus, this guidebook is packed with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each area for all budgets. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California truly shows you this state as no one else can.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing California.
2: Discovering California.
3: Putting California on the Map.
4: A Portrait of California.
5: California’s Landscape and Geology.
6: California’s Earthquakes.
7: Literary California.
8: Art in California.
9: Architecture in California.
10: Twentieth-Century California Architecture.
11: Multicultural California.
12: California Through the Year.
13: The Climate of California.
14: The History of California.
15: Early California.
16: The Colonial Period.
17: The Rush for Riches.
18: The Gilded Age.
19: The Rise of Hollywood.
20: The California Dream.
21: California Today.
22: Los Angeles.
23: Los Angeles at a Glance.
24: The Shape of Los Angeles.
25: North Los Angeles Coastline.
26: South Los Angeles Coastline.
27: The Movies in Los Angeles.
28: Los Angeles’s Best: Museums and Galleries.
29: Twentieth-Century Architecture in Los Angeles.
30: Santa Monica Bay.
31: Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Westwood.
32: Hollywood and West Hollywood.
33: Downtown Los Angeles.
34: Long Beach and Palos Verdes.
35: Around Downtown.
36: Exploring Around Downtown.
37: Shopping in Los Angeles.
38: Entertainment in Los Angeles.
39: Entertainment Venues.
40: Getting Around Los Angeles.
41: Los Angeles Freeway Route Planner.
42: Los Angeles Street Finder.
43: Southern California.
44: Southern California at a Glance.
45: Surfing and Beach Culture.
46: California Car Culture.
47: Deserts and Water Networks.
48: South Central California.
49: Exploring South Central California.
50: Orange County.
51: Exploring Orange County.
52: San Diego County.
53: Exploring San Diego County.
54: Practical Information.
55: The Inland Empire and Low Desert.
56: Exploring the Inland Empire and Low Desert.
57: The Mojave Desert.
58: Exploring the Mojave Desert.
59: San Francisco and the Bay Area.
60: San Francisco and the Bay Area at a Glance.
61: The Shape of San Francisco.
62: Victorian Houses in San Francisco.
63: San Francisco’s Cable Cars.
64: San Francisco’s Best: Museums and Galleries.
65: San Francisco’s Murals.
66: The 49-Mile Scenic Drive.
67: Downtown San Francisco.
68: Chinatown and Nob Hill.
69: Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach.
70: Pacific Heights and the Civic Center.
71: Haight Ashbury and the Mission.
72: Golden Gate Park and the Presidio.
73: Shopping in San Francisco.
74: San Francisco Specialties.
75: Entertainment in San Francisco.
76: Entertainment Venues.
77: San Francisco’s Bars.
78: Getting Around San Francisco.
79: Traveling by Bus and MUNI Metro Streetcar.
80: Traveling by Cable Car, BART, and Ferry.
81: San Francisco Street Finder.
82: The Bay Area.
83: Northern California.
84: Northern California at a Glance.
85: Wildlife and Wilderness.
86: The Wine of Northern California.
87: The Bohemian North.
88: The North.
89: Exploring the North.
90: The Wine Country.
91: Exploring the Wine Country.
92: Gold Country and the Central Valley.
93: Exploring the Gold Country.
94: The High Sierras.
95: Exploring the High Sierras.
96: North Central California.
97: Exploring North Central California.
98: Travelers’ Needs.
99: Where to Stay.
100: Where to Stay.
101: Where to Eat and Drink.
102: The Flavors of California.
103: What to Drink in California.
104: Where to Eat and Drink.
105: Shopping in California.
106: Special Interest Vacations and Activities in California.
107: Survival Guide.
108: Practical Information.
109: Personal Security and Health.
110: Banking and Currency.
111: Communications and Media.
112: Travel Information.
113: Getting Around California.
114: Traveling by Car.
General Index.