Discover 36 memorable towns throughout California featured in our unique travel guidebooks. As Californians, we continuously search for new and exciting towns and features beyond the big cities throughout the Golden State.
Whether you're seeking sylvan mountains, pounding ocean waves, or a deep-blue lake setting, there is a related great town in California that can delight you. The Golden State is known for its diversity of natural beauty, idyllic climates, cutting-edge gourmet creations, and creative spirit.
Our most recent collections of town books, The Great Towns of Northern California and The Great Towns of Southern California, each describe the best features of the top 18 towns in these subregions. Listings of lodgings focus on two classes of places, unique and romantic places that reflect the town's personality and charm, and bargains for those who want to spend their money on other things. Attractions include everything from natural parks, trails and recreation to gourmet havens featuring delicious wines, preserves, and other noteworthy local food products. While restaurants are the fastest to come and go over time, our listings remain the most comprehensive source for breakfast specialties (which most guidebooks gloss over), and will direct you to the well-established best lunches and dinners in the area.
To enhance our coverage of California, we continue to publish new books that expand and update information on individual selected towns. These are available as eBooks with color pictures, low cost, and handy size to keep you abreast of our latest discoveries even while you are on site.