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 Francisco & Northern California

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Author: Carole Terwilliger Meyers

$19.95; 504 pages; 200+  b&w photos; 17 maps; 23-page index

ISBN: 978-0-917120-21-3

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Weekend Adventures in San Francisco & Northern California

Life is a journey.  Here to help you escape the bumps and enjoy the ride through Northern California is the thoroughly revised 9th edition of WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Award-winning author Carole Terwilliger Meyers, who published the first edition of her book in 1977, invites you to visit the vast array of vacation wonders in Northern California.  You can spend the night in a coastal lighthouse, play chess on one of the two largest chessboards in the United States, and pan for gold during the day and spend the night in an

authentic 49er miner's cabin.  WEEKEND ADVENTURES has something for everyone--from weekend warriors anxious to test their mettle to world-weary slugabeds who want breakfast brought to them on a tray. 

Weighing in at almost 1 1/2 pounds, WEEKEND ADVENTURES is packed with interesting places to visit:  the Santa Cruz mountains, the coast south to Morro Bay and north to Eureka, the Wine Country, the Russian River area, Sacramento and the Delta, Highway 101 north and south, the national parks, the Gold Rush Country, Lake Tahoe, and the Mt. Shasta area. San Francisco and the Bay Area--including the East Bay, Marin, and the Peninsula--are also detailed. Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown says, "Ms. Meyers' love for the City and her familiarity with its abundant charms are evident in each entry." 

Each destination includes information on what to do, where to stay, and where to eat.  Helpful extras include the most direct driving route and interesting stops along the way.  Information on family-friendly places is included, and the text is filled with intriguing historical tidbits and unusual facts.  Additional chapters are devoted to ski areas, family camps, houseboats, river and pack trips, and assorted other adventures.

What people are saying about this book

"This lady is organized . . . well-researched guide." 

--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

" . . .easy-to-follow format. "


"Carole's guide is to Northern California as my tour is to NYC.  Almost.  Not that there's anything wrong with that!" 

--Kenny Kramer, the real Kramer and director of Kramer's Reality Tour

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HEAR Carole talk about Calistoga and the Wine Country on Amateur Traveler,  episode 190



"We had a great time on our California vacation.  Weekend Adventures was essential both during planning and execution.  Thank you for a wonderful guide!" 

--Joleen Chambers, parent, Annapolis, MD

"Carole is the doyenne-empress-goddess of family travel in the Bay Area.  She invented it."                             

--Peter Beren, Publisher, co-author of The Writer's Legal Companion

"When I'm scouting set locations in Northern California, I call Mom.  She's da bomb!"  

--Dave  Meyers, music video director

". . . businesses have come and gone . . . What's unchanged is her attention to detail and enthusiasm for this lovely chunk of California. . . . valuable resource."

--Mike Cleary, The Food and Travel Enthusiast, Hills Newspapers

"This guidebook is a gem. It has it all . . .well-known and unusual activities are presented in an organized manner. Buy this book, enjoy Meyers' insights, and plan for a memorable vacation in Northern California."

-- April Leo, The Bloomsbury Review


See  previous editions

See current  Weekend Adventures Update Blog, containing descriptions of places the author has visited recently.


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Updated 5/28/2013


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