California is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the world, and it draws millions of tourists every year. If you’re planning a trip, you might want to see some DVDs or find a great travel book.
You’ll find plenty of books on California at the library or bookstore, but the best of them might be Eyewitness Travel’s California Guide. With over 600 pages packed with full colour pictures, hotel listings, tourist sites and detailed descriptions of California’s historic and cultural heritage, you’ll learn plenty about any locale in the Golden State. This book has quality construction as well with glossy paper. It is durable.
The book has the whole of California divided into 12 regions. From surfing in San Diego to to visual explanations of the earthquakes along the San Andreas fault (I felt a 4.3 quake when I was there and that was scary enough), to Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Disneyworld, and Yosemite Park.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll like how much of the state’s colourful history is quickly explained and depicted pictures of artifacts. It’s a visual journey of California’s past and present. It’ll take you some time to read, but if you need something to relax with these long, hot summer months, it’s a great read. It’ll get you revved up for your next visit.
I must admit, I haven’t read even half of it, but my primary interest is San Diego and Yosemite Park. It’ll take you many visits to see all of the incredible sights in California, but I can’t think of too many more compelling places in North America. (except the Rocky Mountains)