Immerse yourself in NorCal’s diverse cities, quaint historic towns, towering forests, and stunning coastline with Moon Northern California. Inside you’ll find:
Strategic, flexible itineraries from three days in San Francisco to two days 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 experiences and can’t-miss highlights: Explore a Gold Rush-era ghost town, stroll the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or crest San Francisco’s steep hills on a historic cable car. Visit the Bay Area’s world-class museums, learn something new at 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 catch a peek of the condors in Big Sur. Sample reds, whites, and rosés in wine country, savor an authentic Mission burrito, or enjoy a romantic dinner of fresh seafood as the sun sets over the Pacific
Expert advice from NorCal native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on where to stay, where to eat, and how get around
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Handy tips for LGBTQ visitors, international travelers, families with children, seniors, and travelers with disabilities
Background information on the landscape, wildlife, 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 practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.
Exploring more of the Golden State? Check out Moon California or Moon California Road Trip. For an epic outdoor adventure, pick up Moon California Camping or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.
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