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Book Corner

All the following books have been personally selected by the editors at Travel California and come highly recommended if you are looking for additional information in book form. Let us know if you have any other great books on Travel in California that you think we should include here.

General tourist guides about California

Fodor's California
One of the best guides to California – including where to stay and eat, great tours, maps and itineraries.




Michelin Green Guide California
Especially good for background history and ratings of places to go.




Golf California Survival Guide
This is a directory book that is designed to give quick, pertinent and accurate information on every golf course in the Golden State (plus Las Vegas and Reno).




The Dog Lover's Companion to California: The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog
One of the best books to help you plan for traveling with your dog(s) – where you can stay, parks, restaurants.




Karen Brown's California: Charming Inns & Itineraries
Inns are selected based on quality and value, and each one has been personally visited by the author.




Weekends for Two in the Wine Country: 50 Romantic Northern California Getaways
Find fabulous places to create lasting memories with your mate!




Camping and Parks

Foghorn Outdoors: California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,500 Campgrounds
Award –winning guidebook offers info on main campsites in California.




San Francisco

Fodor's San Francisco
Includes info on all the famous attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown. Good references for hotels and eateries.




Fodor's Exploring San Francisco
Info on the sights plus history and anecdotes that brings the city to life. Lots of photos helps you decide where to go.




Bay Area Backroads
Based on the highly rated TV program in the San Francisco Bay Area, this popular book includes 150 color photos.