Lonely Planet releases new book, Coastal California

  • 4 March 2004
  • USA

Going Coastal!

During the Gold Rush, people from all over the world were dreaming about striking it rich in California. Today, California dreaming has taken on a new meaning. When people think of the Golden State it’s the dramatic coastline and sunny beaches everyone envisions and rightly so. From Crescent City to San Diego and just about every place in between, Lonely Planet’s new guidebook features the best of the state’s coast.

In this, the first edition of Coastal California, you’ll discover valuable information from the wild and dramatic northern coast to the surf-and-sun culture of the south, all the must-see spots along famed Highways 1 and 101;  the  best beaches of the Golden State, including where to walk and where to dive in;  a handy road map and exciting itineraries reveal both the hidden and not-so-hidden gems of this rugged coastline; and  recommended inland side-trips  as well as the best big-city highlights.

Like all newly released Lonely Planet regional guides in 2004 Coastal California features:

  • Coverage for all budgets with emphasis on mid-range options
  • Useful color fold out map with regional highlights and itinerary routes
  • In-depth advice and local’s secrets to escape the crowds
  • A-Z directory of practical info at the back
  • User friendly with new icons, grid referencing and alpha & numeric key listings
  • Family coverage and ‘tiny traveler’ sections

‘This is truly a comprehensive guide to the California coast,” said author John Vlahides. “Coastal California it is the perfect book not only for Californians planning getaways to discover the spectacular beauty in their own backyards but visitors as well, to this amazing region of the West.”

Coastal California
John Vlahides
1st edition
1 74059 468 1
224 pages
32 maps
January 2004