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by Colleen Dunn Bates,Susan LaTempa

The Unofficial Guide? to California With Kids (Unofficial Guides) download ebook
ISBN:
076456207X
ISBN13:
978-0764562075
Author:
Colleen Dunn Bates,Susan LaTempa
Publisher:
Wiley; 2 edition (January 4, 2001)
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Pages:
496 pages
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1621 kb
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1375 kb
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Rating:
4.3

LOS ANGELES NATIVE Colleen Dunn Bates is the founder and publisher of Prospect Park Media, a book-publishing company in Pasa dena, California

LOS ANGELES NATIVE Colleen Dunn Bates is the founder and publisher of Prospect Park Media, a book-publishing company in Pasa dena, California. She is also the author of many books, including Hometown Pasadena: The Insider’s Guide and Storybook Travels: From Eloise’s New York to Harry Potter’s London, Visits to 30 of the Best-Loved Landmarks in Children’s Literature, which she cowrote with Susan LaTempa. She lives in Pasadena with her husband, Darryl Bates, and their two daughters.

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The Unofficial Guides are the Consumer Reports of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

Family vacations are a necessity in today's hectic world, a time for togetherness without all the day-to-day distractions. The Unofficial Guide to California with Kids covers the top family destinations in the Golden State, from Disneyland® to San Francisco and Yosemite to the redwoods. Full of activities and creative ways to make learning fun, this guide evaluates all the attractions and activities based on your child's age group and specific interests.

The Top 5 Ways The Unofficial Guide to California with Kids Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip:

A complete sourcebook for first-time visitors or long-time residents, whether you're planning a day trip, a long weekend, or an entire vacation Insider advice on what to look for in lodging, plus detailed information on family-friendly restaurants throughout California Complete coverage of California's natural attractions and the best outdoor adventures for families Suggestions on where to bike, camp, hike, kayak, snorkel, water ski, and whale-watch, plus the best beaches for children Insider advice on how to have big-time fun without spending big-time money
Reviews:
  • Macill
This guide is terrible. It gives a very cursory look at a region with a very brief mention of the area's top attractions then lists 2-3 hotels and 2-3 restaurants. That's it. A lot more detail is needed on fun things to do with kids. There is nothing in the book you couldn't find with a 5 minute google search. I think they are trying to cover too much in a mere 400 pages. Maybe splitting it into a NorCal & SoCal edition would be better.
  • Golkis
To be honest, was expecting a lot more from this book. It is very heavy on high priced/top end accommodation (ie. San Fran, CA, $295 - $400) and light on with attractions.
Also, lots on places to eat...with kids you tend to just eat when they say "we're hungry".
I don't really use a book to look at accommodation anyway...it's 2011..it's all online.
It was helpful, but to me looks like a Lonely Planet for kids.
I was hoping for more on the what to see/do stuff.
I think this book has the market to itself, so it's this or nothing.

UPDATE:
Used this book on vacation....missed a heap of fun stuff for kids.
More than two thirds is dedicated to restaurants and accom....
Recommending $400 a night hotels etc? Just use hotwire.com or whatever.
Our combined income is in the highest 10% and we can't afford that stuff...this is for families on NO budget.
  • Leyl
I live in Central California and bought this guide as a gift for friends with small children that I invited out from Arkansas. It wasn't what I hoped it would be. Lots of information about places like Disneyland, Yosemite, Universal Studios, and other major kid attractions. I really didn't need a guide for those places as they are well known. I guess I was hoping for a guide listing places that families can spend quality time together without spending a wad of cash and fighting huge crowds. The guide isn't terrible, its just not what I was looking for.
  • Whitescar
I am very very disappointed in this book; i usually love the unofficial guide series as I lived by them when i was planning my trip to orlando last year. i though i would use the same for my upcoming trips to L.A. and Vegas because they usually have really nice tips and tricks you should keep a look out for. I really believe that nothing in this book you cannot find online.
  • Beabandis
Yes, the hotels suggested are rather expensive (since we have kids, we prefer to stay at vacation rentals like at airbnb.com), but the many playgrounds, parks and their rating regarding age appropriatenes are really on spot. We just spend 4 days in San Diego based on this guide (next time I will also bring a normal travel guide with me, it doesn't have information on adult tourist attractions) and we had a great time following the guides advice. I have to say, I get my restaurant at chowhound.com, so I did not try out their restaurant suggestions! We are going to central California in July, so I'll have an update by then!
  • Landamath
This book has been very helpful in planning a vacation with our 5yo and an infant. Within hours of buying it, we've had great ideas for our spring break trip. Before buying the book, I've spent hours searching the web getting bogged down in major attractions and large hotels.

We're looking for a low-key, old fashioned kick back vacation, with just enough basic amenities. This book has uncovered a few of these gems, now we have a blueprint of where to look for more.
  • Yozshujinn
I found the Unofficial Guide to California with Kids to be very helpful in planning our family vacation. It gave detailed information about everything from beaches to theme parks as well as suggestions on where to bike, camp, hike, snorkle, and whale watch. It has information on family friendly restaurants and lodging, including prices, maps, meals served, types of payments accepted, children's menu availability, as well as which restaurants accept reservations. The Unofficial Guide helped us to pick and choose which attractions to visit by giving a specific rating for each age group, as well as admission prices, average touring time, and what services and facilities are available. All in all the Unofficial Guide to California with Kids helped us to have a GREAT family vacation!
I live in southern California, and this book has inspired countless Saturday family outings. I had no idea what was in my own backyard! It is fabulous to have someone's advice on what is worth spending the time, with kids, in traffic for. We have loved this book-and hope to find a similar one when we move to Philadelphia!