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9780764562594

Frommer's California from $70 a Day

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764562594

  • ISBN10:

    0764562592

  • Edition: Map
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: Frommer

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Summary

Frommer2s is the name you can trust for great travel bargains. Our acclaimed $-a-Day series is not for backpackers who want to rough it, but for travelers with taste, who2ve outgrown their student lifestyle and demand comfortable accommodations and good, authentic meals at a reasonable price. Each guide is loaded with detailed listings for mom-and-pop motels, B&Bs, comfortable guesthouses, good-value bistros, and ethnic restaurants. You2ll find a bargain-hunter2s shopping guide, affordable fun after dark, and complete sightseeing coverage, including the best things to do for free (or almost). Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they2ve done the legwork for you, and they2re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. Every Frommer2s $-a-Day Guide is up-to-date, with dozens of color maps and exact prices for every single expense, so you can accurately plan each day2s budget. Frommer2s knows that affordable travel doesn2t have to mean making sacrifices. It2s about having fun and getting a great deal! Engaging, personal, and highly opinionated, Frommer2s California from $60 a Day has everything you need for an affordable but unforgettable trip to the Golden State. You2ll find hundreds of candid reviews of inviting places to stay, from cozy Napa Valley B&Bs to family-friendly motels at the beach, for as little as $25 per person a night! We2ll help you find great dining at unbelievably low prices, from cutting-edge California cuisine to authentic Chinese and Mexican specialties. You2ll get a complete budget sightseeing guide, from Gold Country towns to Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo--plus spectacular coastal drives, cable car rides, wine tastings, Hollywood TV tapings, and more. We2ve got all the details on California2s fabulous beaches, natural wonders, and national parks, plus the best budget golf, skiing, and whale watching. And we2ve even thrown in a free color fold-out map! You2ll find more in-depth coverage of great bargains in the City by the Bay in Frommer2s San Francisco from $60 a Day. If you2d like more upscale coverage, check out Frommer2s California, Frommer2s San Francisco, Frommer2s Los Angeles, Frommer2s San Diego, and Frommer2s Portable California Wine Country. Frommer2s Yosemite & Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks is a detailed guide to the best trails and camping in these magnificent preserves -- and it2s small enough to fit into your backpack!

Table of Contents

List of Maps
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The Best of California from $70 a Day
1(22)
The Best of Natural California
1(2)
The Best Beaches
3(1)
The Best Walks
4(1)
The Best Budget Golf Courses
5(1)
The Best Offbeat Experiences that Won't Cost a Fortune
6(1)
The Best Places to Get Away from It All
7(1)
The Best Things to Do for Free
8(1)
The Best Destinations for the Whole Family
9(1)
The Best of Small-Town California
10(1)
The Best California-Style Americana
11(1)
The Best Architectural Landmarks
12(2)
The Best Museums
14(1)
The Best Views
15(1)
The Best Moderately Priced Hotels
16(1)
The Best Places to Stay on a Shoestring
17(1)
The Best Culinary Experiences
18(1)
The Best Dining Bargains
19(2)
The Best Deals for Serious Shoppers
21(2)
Planning an Affordable Trip to California
23(20)
Visitor Information
23(1)
40 Money-Saving Tips
24(5)
When to Go
29(8)
California Calendar of Events
30(7)
Getting There
37(3)
Getting Around
40(3)
Fast Facts: California
41(2)
For Foreign Visitors
43(9)
Preparing for York Trip
43(3)
Getting to the U.S.
46(1)
Getting Around the U.S.
47(5)
Fast Facts: For the Foreign Traveler
47(5)
San Francisco
52(86)
Orientation
52(8)
The Neighborhoods in Brief
55(5)
Getting Around
60(5)
Fast Facts: San Francisco
64(1)
Accommodations You Can Afford
65(17)
Affordable Family-Friendly Hotels
76(6)
Great Deals on Dining
82(19)
Affordable Family-Friendly Restaurants
86(3)
Hog Heaven Happy Hours
89(12)
The Top Attractions
101(11)
Cheap Thrills: What to See and Do for Free (or Almost) in San Francisco
105(7)
Exploring the City
112(5)
Organized Tours
117(2)
Golden Gate National Recreation Area & the Presidio
119(3)
Staying Active
122(3)
Pac Bell Park: San Francisco's Field of Dreams
123(2)
The Shopping Scene
125(5)
San Francisco After Dark
130(8)
Side Trips from San Francisco
138(17)
Berkeley
138(6)
People's Park/People's Power
142(2)
Oakland
144(2)
Sausalito
146(2)
Angel Island & Tiburon
148(2)
Muir Woods & Mt. Tamalpais
150(2)
San Jose
152(3)
The Wine Country
155(30)
Exploring Napa Valley
156(12)
House of the Spirits
159(7)
Calistoga Mud Baths
166(2)
Accommodations & Dining in Napa Valley
168(7)
Gourmet Picnics, Napa-Style
173(2)
Exploring Sonoma Valley
175(6)
Accommodations & Dining in Sonoma Valley
181(4)
The Northern Coast
185(34)
Point Reyes National Seashore
185(7)
Along the Sonoma Coast
192(5)
Mendocino
197(5)
Fort Bragg
202(3)
The Avenue of the Giants and Ferndale
205(2)
Eureka and Environs
207(5)
Crescent City: Gateway to the Redwood Parks
212(2)
Redwood National and State Parks
214(5)
The Far North: The Cascades and Lake Tahoe
219(36)
Lava Beds National Monument
219(1)
Mt. Shasta & the Cascades
220(10)
Lassen Volcanic National Park
230(5)
Lake Tahoe
235(20)
Cheap Thrills: What to See and Do for Free (or Almost) in Tahoe
244(11)
The High Sierra: Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes and Sequoia/Kings Canyon
255(31)
Yosemite's Gateways
255(5)
Yosemite National Park
260(10)
Mammoth Lakes
270(8)
Winter Driving in the Sierra
273(5)
Devils Postpile National Monument
278(1)
En Route to Sequoia and Kings Canyon
279(1)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
280(6)
Sacramento, the Gold Country and the Central Valley
286(27)
Sacramento
287(5)
Sacramento's Best Budget Dining
292(1)
The Gold Country
292(17)
Poor but Proud
298(9)
How to Pan for Gold
307(2)
The Central Valley and Sierra National Forest
309(4)
The Monterey Peninsula and the Big Sur Coast
313(37)
Santa Cruz
313(7)
Santa Cruz on the Cheap
316(4)
Monetary and Pacific Grove
320(15)
The 17-Mile Drive
334(1)
Carmel
335(6)
The Big Sur Coast
341(7)
Pinnacles National Monument
348(2)
The Central Coast
350(49)
San Simeon: Hearst Castle
350(9)
Weekends at the Ranch: William Randolph Hearst and the Legacy of Hearst Castle
352(7)
Morro Bay
359(2)
San Luis Obispo
361(6)
Pismo Beach
367(3)
The Central Coast Wine Country: Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley
370(9)
Santa Barbara
379(10)
The Ojai Valley
389(4)
En Route to Los Angeles: Ventura
393(2)
Channel Islands National Park
395(4)
Los Angeles
399(97)
Orientation
399(9)
The Neighborhoods in Brief
405(3)
Getting Around
408(2)
Fast Facts: Los Angeles
409(1)
Accommodations You Can Afford
410(20)
Suite Deals and Other Bargains
414(7)
Affordable Family-Friendly Hotels
421(9)
Great Deals on Dining
430(20)
Affordable Family-Friendly Restaurants
437(3)
Sea Breezes and Sunsets: Ocean-View Dining in Malibu
440(10)
The Top Attractions
450(8)
Cheap Thrills: What to See and Do for Free (or Almost) in L.A.
456(2)
TV Tapings
458(3)
Seeing Stars: The Cemetery Set
460(1)
Exploring the City
461(11)
Studio Tours and Other Organized Sightseeing
472(2)
L.A.'s Best Beaches
474(1)
Staying Active
475(2)
The Shopping Scene
477(8)
Dressing the Part---for Less
482(3)
Los Angeles After Dark
485(11)
Late-Night Bites
491(5)
Side Trips from Los Angeles
496(36)
Long Beach and the Queen Mary
496(3)
Santa Catalina Island
499(5)
Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead
504(9)
Disneyland and Other Anaheim-Area Attractions
513(11)
California Adventure: Disney's Latest Addition
516(8)
The Orange Coast
524(8)
The Southern California Desert
532(35)
En Route to Palm Springs
532(2)
Get Your Kicks---on Historic Route 66
534(5)
The Palm Springs Desert Resorts
539(15)
Hitting the Links Without Breaking the Bank
542(4)
Sweet Treat of the Desert: The Coachella Valley Date Gardens
546(4)
The Art of the Package Deal
550(4)
Joshua Tree National Park
554(4)
Mojave National Preserve
558(4)
Death Valley National Park
562(5)
San Diego and Environs
567(65)
Orientation
567(4)
The Neighborhoods in Brief
570(1)
Getting Around
571(3)
Fast Facts: San Diego
574(1)
Accommodations You Can Afford
574(14)
Great Deals on Dining
588(13)
The Main Attractions: The Zoo, the Wild Animal Park and Sea World
601(6)
Cheap Thrills: What to See and Do for Free (or Almost) in San Diego
604(3)
San Diego's Best Beaches
607(2)
Balboa Park
609(3)
More Attractions in and Around San Diego
612(3)
Staying Active
615(2)
The Shopping Scene
617(2)
San Diego After Dark
619(3)
North County Beach Towns
622(4)
Julian: Apples, Pies and a Slice of Small-Town California
626(3)
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
629(3)
Appendix: Useful Toll-Free Numbers and Web Sites 632(3)
Index 635(1)
General Index 635(19)
Accommodations Index 654

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