California?s nickname ?Golden State? dates from its Wild West mining era. But on sunny days when the coastal fog lifts, it might just as well describe California?s more than 1100 miles of Pacific beaches. Lonely Planet's Market Leading Guide to California, with More Photos and 100+ Maps! The 'Best of the Golden State' colour chapter highlights beaches, cuisine, wine, and scenic drives. This guide also features a special Disneyland trip planner, a side trip to Las Vegas and a new chapter on Lake Tahoe. 8 authors, 75+ beaches, 100 maps, 102 wineries Inspirational photos Clear, easy-to-use maps Comprehensive planning tools Best of the Golden State feature In-depth background Easy-to-read layout? Coverage includes: Planning chapters, San Francisco, Marin County & Bay Area, Napa & Sonoma Country, North Coast & Redwoods, Northern Mountains, Gold Country & Cen Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite & Sierra Navada, Central Coast, Los Angeles, Disneyland Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs & Deserts, Understand & Survival chapters.