Moon Coastal California

Travel writer and longtime California resident Stuart Thornton covers the best of Coastal California, from hiking through redwoods in Big Sur to surfing the waves at Black’s Beach in San Diego. Thornton is the perfect tour guide, offering unique trip ideas for a wide variety of travelers, including Pacific Coast Road Trip and Romantic Getaways. […]

Moon Northern California Hiking

Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in Northern California. This brand-new guidebook leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the northern part of the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon Northern […]

Moon Northern California Camping

Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon Northern California Camping. Stienstra covers over 1,500 camping options throughout the region, from remote backcountry destinations in the High Sierra to quaint spots in Mendocino and Wine Country. Detailed descriptions, directions, contact information, […]

The thin stream of McWay Falls takes backseat to the dramatic rocky cove studded with pines.

Coastal California Road Trip: The Sights of Big Sur

Soaring cliffs dropping to sporadic white-sand beaches exemplify the Big Sur coastline made legendary in film and literature. The region is explored via Highway 1, also called the Pacific Coast Highway, a road that hugs sheer cliffs and passes several state parks, resorts, and restaurants like Nepenthe, seemingly perched on the edge of the world.

Moon Northern California

Northern California residents Heather C. Liston and Elizabeth Linhart Money cover the best that Northern California has to offer, from day hikes in awe-inspiring Yosemite Valley to rest and relaxation at the spas and vineyards of Wine Country. To help travelers plan their trip, Money and Liston also offer a number of unique itinerary ideas, […]

Moon Monterey & Carmel

Journalist and Monterey Bay area resident Kristin Leal offers her firsthand experience and advice on Monterey, Carmel, and beyond, from Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row to the nearby areas of Pacific Grove and Salinas. Leal includes various travel itinerary ideas, such as Family Fun in Santa Cruz, Charmed in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Visit Early California—a guide […]

Moon California Fishing

Acclaimed outdoors author and experienced fisherman Tom Stienstra knows the best fishing spots in the Golden State, from the crystal-clear lakes dotting the Sierra Nevada to the open waters located just off the coast of San Francisco. Offering detailed descriptions of more than 2,000 fishing locations and including more than 70 pages of fishing tips […]

Moon Northern California Biking

Avid biker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to cycle in Northern California, from steep ocean-front rides to meandering, scenic trails through Sonoma and Napa. Moon Northern California Biking guides seasoned riders and beginning bikers to the best trails, paths, and roads throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Tahoe, Yosemite, […]

Moon California Hiking

Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in the Golden State, from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Including 21 new hikes and unique “best-of” lists—including Best Hikes to Waterfalls and Best Hikes to See Wildlife—Moon California Hiking leads […]

Moon Northern California Waterfalls

California outdoorswoman Ann Marie Brown covers the best of Northern California’s waterfalls, including those in the Redwood Empire, Shasta and Trinity, Mendocino, and Tahoe. Brown highlights various trip ideas, such as Top 5 Unusual Waterfalls and Top 5 Waterfalls at Family Campgrounds. Brown profiles all waterfalls with notes on elevation, level, and the best season […]