784 pages with 108 maps and colourillustrations. Everyone heads to the Golden State to find fame and fortune - but they stay for the landscape, the sensational meals, and a glimpse of the future in the making on America's creative coast. With colour sections on wildlife, hiking in the Sierras, the coast and wine regions, as well as insider information on local cuisine and the best beachs and campgrounds. Features on road trips and scenic drives. Features off-the-beaten-track places, and includes comprehensive planning info.