From the redwoods of the north coast, to the crashing waves of Big Sur, to the nightlife of San Francisco, Elizabeth Linhart Veneman guides you to the best of Northern California.
Immerse yourself in NorCal's diverse cities, quaint historical towns, towering forests, and stunning coastline. Inside MOON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA you'll find:
Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your budget and timeline, from three days in San Francisco to one day in Yosemite, designed for road trippers, outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, foodies, and more
How to plan a Northern California road trip, with detailed mileage and driving times for trips to the North Coast, Shasta and Lassen, and the Gold Country
Unique activities and can't-miss highlights: Explore a Gold Rush-era ghost town, ride the rollercoaster on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or crest San Francisco's steep hills on a historic cable car. Visit world-class museums in the Bay Area, absorb history in the Capitol Building in Sacramento, or watch the otters play at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Climb Yosemite's granite peaks, hike among the redwoods in Sequoia and Kings Canyon, ski Tahoe's pristine powdery slopes, or try to catch a peek at condors at Big Sur. Savor an authentic Mission burrito, sample unique varietals in wine country, and enjoy a romantic seafood dinner as the sun sets over the Pacific
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Expert advice from NorCal native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on where to stay, where to eat, and how get around by plane, car, train, and public transportation
Handy tips for international visitors, seniors, and travelers with disabilities
Background information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and culture
Full coverage of San Francisco and the Bay Area, Wine Country, the North Coast, Shasta and Lassen, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and Gold Country, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, the Central Coast, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon
With MOON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S myriad activities, local insight, and expert know-how, you can plan your trip your way.