An illustrated guide to California's most popular and iconic nature getaways. 150 Nature Hot Spots in California showcases the legendary diversity and beauty of California's landscape and wildlife - famous deserts, iconic badlands, lush forests and beautiful beaches. The book is organized by region. Each entry includes at-a-glance information on activities, addresses and contact information; a feature on the location's characteristics, history and best hiking paths; and photography illustrating the geography and prominent wildlife and flora of the region. The destinations and sites include: Waterfalls and giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park; The cinder cone of Amboy Crater; Below-sea-level salt flats of Death Valley National Park; Elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State Park; The palm oasis at Coachella Valley Preserve; Tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument; The wind-sculpted badlands of Alabama Hills; Hydrothermal features of Lassen Volcanic National Park; Tule elk and whales at Point Reyes National Seashore. California is one of America's most popular travel destinations. According to Visit California, the state is the No. 1 tourism destination in the U.S. Of the 268 million tourists that visited in 2016, roughly 75% were Californians, 18% were from other states and 7% were from outside the country. This guidebook will appeal to all travellers: families, hikers, campers, photographers and other nature enthusiasts; those who'd want to spend a week in the wilderness; and those who simply want to take a day trip. The book is a must-have for libraries, tourism offices, travel agents and bookshops.