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By Michele Bigley, Tanvi Chheda, Christine Ciarmello, Seth Combs, Cheryl Crabtree, Maren Dougherty, Amanda Knoles, Denise M. Leto,

California is one in every of America's most well liked holiday locations, and for solid reason--the kingdom is so various that it attracts all types of vacationer. Fodor's 2014 California publication advisor covers all corners of the nation, from the northern coast to wine nation to la to the Mojave Desert.

Expanded Coverage: New lodges and eating places are coated round the kingdom, from San Francisco to l. a. to the Southern Sierra. A revised "Great Itineraries" part makes making plans a visit to this massive country more straightforward than ever.

Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's California bargains savvy recommendation and proposals from neighborhood writers to assist guests utilize their time. Fodor's selection designates our greatest choices, from inns to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" fees from fellow travelers supply useful insights.

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