The one unofficial and true capital of West Coast of the United States of America is a State so rich that, if it were to secede from the union, would easily be among the top 5 economies worldwide all by itself. Its tourism sector is not hurting either and will not be anytime soon.
Containing iconic cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Long Beach, among others, California has no shortage of places that you can pleasantly get lost in while casually exploring them. Such is the immersive variety of things to do around the western state that you’ll need a helping hand in cruising it, a helping hand these travel books’ content gladly provide to the curious explorer of the state of California, check them out.
#1 Yosemite: The Complete Guide by James Kaiser
Filled with gorgeous photos, great travel tips, and dozens of color maps. From waterfalls to fabulous hikes, this guide has it all. One of the best-selling guidebooks to Yosemite for over a decade.
#2 Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide by James Kaiser
A terrific introduction to the weird and wonderful desert landscape just north of Palm Springs. Plus the trendy artist/hipster towns just outside the park. One of the best-selling guidebooks to Joshua Tree for over a decade.
#3 California: Portrait of a State by David Muench
This book provides a productivity-inspired approach towards annual goal setting and execution by Known as the Ansel Adams of color photography, David Muench is a highly prolific master photographer who has authored more than 50 books, whose works are regarded as a benchmark in American landscape photography. A California native, Adams captures the beauty of the state’s Central Valley, its lush and rich forests, and the majestic cliffs of both the Yosemite and Death Valley. Filled with 100 powerful and vibrant images of his beloved home state, California: A Portrait of a State captures the breadth and depth of this wonderful place.
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