Best of the California Coast (Paperback)

By Ken McKowen, Dahlynn McKowen

Publishing Syndicate, 9780982465424, 374pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

List Price: 21.95*
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Whether you are a first-time visitor or a well-traveled native, there is no better way to explore and experience California's 1,100 miles of coast than with this national award-winning book by your side.. Best of the California Coast will immediately become your closest friend and most valuable traveling companion. Open these pages for lively and easy-to-understand descriptions of California's diverse natural and cultural history, plus firsthand insider information about local, regional, state, and national parks, great museums, historic ships, and more Whether you are looking for a short hike, a bird-watching adventure, encounters with elephant seals, a camping trip, or an extended vacation along California's 1,100-mile coastline, this reference will quickly lead you to the best of the best. From towering redwoods and migrating gray whales to world-class museums, fascinating historic sites and great surfing beaches, there is something here for everyone in the family. THE BOOK FEATURES - An overview of California's tumultuous history, from Native Americans and Spanish missionaries to Russian trappers and the early Americans - A look at the state's fascinating natural history, from earthquakes and tsunamis to ancient forests and migrating birds - Detailed descriptions of more than 300 primary destinations and 500 short descriptions of more special places to explore - More than 300 photographs and drawings - Contact and website information for hundreds of parks, museums, and more.

About the Author

Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen have a combined 60 years in the publishing industry, mostly as travel writers and authors with nearly a million books sold. They coauthored many Chicken Soup for the Soul books and were also paid consultants and editors for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. They are also the authors of the award-winning "Best of California s Missions, Mansions and Museums, "the Not Your Mother's Bookhumor anthology series, and the Wine Wherever series of winery-destination books. They live in Orangevale, California."