California Travel Tips

See California Through Books

Published on: April 27, 2020


Traveling the state of California and staying at your favorite finds isn’t part of the picture for summer travel 2020 yet. Until the COVID lid’s been lifted and destinations welcome you back, you might have to do some armchair traveling. As the weather warms up and residents of the Golden State (who make up over 75% of travelers to California’s destinations) typically plot their getaways, our contributor, Craig MacDonald, has you covered with dozens of book reviews featuring fabulous picture books about California. Here are just a few you can check out…

California Books

AUBURN: Early Auburn

BURBANK: True Tales from Burbank

CALAVERAS: Images of America: Calaveras Big Trees

CAMPBELL: Images of America: Campbell

CARMEL: Historic Buildings of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea | Legendary Locals of Carmel-by-the-Sea

CATALINA: 40 Years of Catalina with artwork from painter Bill Anderson

CENTRAL COAST: California’s Haunted Central Coast

DEATH VALLEY: Ghost Towns of Death Valley

DESERT: Curiosities of the California Desert

LAFAYETTE: Images of America: Lafayette

LAGUNA BEACH: Loving Laguna

LAKE COUNTY: Resorts of Lake County

LOS GATOS: Images of America: Los Gatos

NEWPORT BEACH: Lido Isle–An Illustrated History

ORANGE COUNTY: The Orange County Fair–A History of Celebration | A History of Orange County

PLACER COUNTY: Mining Camps of Placer County

RANDSBURG: Abandoned Randsburg

SAN JOSE: San Jose

SANTA CLARA: South Santa Clara County

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Through Time

YOSEMITE: Images of America: Yosemite Valley


Bay Area Coffee–A Stimulating History

Bay Area Radio

Bay Area Roller Derby

Chinatown, a guide to its history & architecture

Classic San Francisco (From Ocean Beach to Mission Bay)

Historic Bay Area Visionaries

Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks & Desserts

San Francisco Giants

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