Northern California is filled with rugged redwood forests, pristine stretches of Pacific Coastline, and towering mountains. But it also has more than its share of creature comforts, from Napa Valley's wineries and spas to San Francisco's destination restaurants and exclusive boutiques. Packed with in-depth insider information, illustrated cultural features, and spectacular photography, Fodor's Northern California 2014 shows the best the region has to offer. Competitive Advantage: The only annually updated guidebook to Northern California. Illustrated Features Special 'Fodor's Features' throughout the guide illuminates the most distinctive aspects of Northern California. Features on San Francisco's cable cars, the Wine Country, Lake Tahoe, Pacific Coast Highway driving, historic missions, Gold Country, and more give travelers an unparalleled sense of Northern California. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, and the 'Top Reasons to Go.' Seasonal travel tips and tips on outdoor activities (hiking, biking, even ballooning!) give readers the tools to immerse themselves in the region's land. A pull-out map of Northern California helps readers navigate through the area.