Scenic routes, charming hotels, authentic regional cuisine . . . Take a journey through the back roads of California to discover the area's real soul and charm. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads California driving vacation guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming Californian towns, local restaurants, and intimate places to stay. Twenty-four themed drives, each lasting one to five days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems, and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities, from short walks and longer hikes to days on the beach or at a spa, to wine tours, cycling trips, and watersports. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and restaurants specializing in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. Full-color throughout, with a pull-out map of the entire region for easy navigation between tours, and zip code information for use with a GPS device. All the practical information you could need is included, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours. Discover the unexpected on your road trip with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads California.