These guides reveal the true spirit of two favorite West Coastal destinations, from scheduled beaches to a world-reknowned Shakespear Festival
These guidebooks make it easy for visitors to appreciate the best of each area -- from restaurants to lodgings, from tourist attractions to out-of-the-way places. Each book leads travelers to the best spots for skiing, hiking, biking, water sports, bird-watching, or just lying on the beach.
From the sunny sands of the south, through the coves of the central coast, to the rugged redwood retreats of the north, this updated edition leads the way to adventure along a fabled shoreline. It shows travelers how to dive into the urban "left coast" culture of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, then how to escape to nearby coastal inns, beach campgrounds, and surfer sanctuaries. True to its name, Hidden Coast of California zeroes in on the secret spots, including dozens of beaches. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the extensive information on water sports and coastal hiking and biking. [via]