California by coll.

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Realize the entire significant towns and points of interest, from l. a., Southern California, and the nationwide parks to San Francisco and the Bay zone to wine kingdom, the north, and extra. adventure the tradition, heritage, structure, natural world, seashores, and scenic walks and drives. even if youre exploring old cities and museums or benefiting from the nightlife, this in-depth guidebook presents the insider trip assistance you would like. With 1000's of full-color pictures, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that remove darkness from each web page, DK Eyewitness commute consultant: California really exhibits you this country as nobody else can.

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Running since 1958, this is the world’s oldest continuously held annual jazz festival, attracting over 500 top artists. All the greats have played here. Danish Days (mid-Sep), Solvang. Danish food stands and parades celebrate the city’s Danish heritage (see p223). Sonoma County Harvest Fair (late Sep/early Oct), Santa Rosa. A grape stomp and a 6-mile (10-km) run are highlights of this annual fair. TARFEST (late Sep). Three-day festival of film, music, and art in Los Angeles. October Black Cowboy Parade (early Oct), Oakland.

TARFEST (late Sep). Three-day festival of film, music, and art in Los Angeles. October Black Cowboy Parade (early Oct), Oakland. This festival and parade commemorates the part that African-Americans played in settling the American West. Columbus Day Parade (Sun nearest Oct 12), San Francisco. Bands and floats proceed down Columbus Avenue to Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco Jazz Festival (end Oct–early Nov). All-star jazz performances throughout the city. Pumpkin Festival (mid-Oct), Half Moon Bay.

Although many of the younger Chinese have now moved to middle­ class areas, the Chinatowns of LA and San Francisco still attract tourists and visitors to their traditional shops and restaurants. Native Americans Performance of traditional Mexican dancing at the Cinco de Mayo festival in Los Angeles Hispanic-Americans Chinese You cannot go far in California without becoming aware of the state’s Hispanic heritage. Spanish explorers who arrived in the 17th and 18th centuries (see pp50–51) established many of today’s cities.

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