The YOLO Guide to LA
& Southern California


Plan and enjoy the perfect California Dreamin’ getaway and adventure with our insider’s guide to Los Angeles and Southern California’s Must Sees, Must Dos & Must Eats



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A "breezy, fun" guide to LA!

– Rick Steves

The YOLO Guide
to Los Angeles &
Southern California



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Plan and enjoy the perfect California Dreamin’ getaway and adventure with our insider's guide to Los Angeles and Southern California’s Must Sees, Must Dos & Must Eats.

A "breezy, fun" guide to LA!

– Rick Steves



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Treasure Trove of Insider Tips

On where to go, when to go, how to get there and how to have the best time while you’re in and around LA, Hollywood, Disneyland, Palm Springs and San Diego!

Must-Try Local Cuisine & Top Restaurants

Where to savor authentic SoCal cuisine. PLUS curated listings of yummy eateries for every budget, located near Must-See-Dos.

Digital Access to Interactive Maps

Directions (driving, walking, biking and public transportation) in an instant for online & offline navigation.

Digital Access to Know Before You Go Tips

Pre-arrival tips and advice on everything from where to stay; to how to pack; to how to get to and fro via public transportation.


Treasure Trove
of Insider Tips

Where to go, how to go and how to have an awesome time in and around LA, Hollywood, Disneyland, Palm Springs and San Diego!


Must-Try Local Cuisine
& Top Restaurants

Where to savor authentic SoCal cuisine. PLUS curated listings of yummy eateries for every budget, located near Must-See-Dos.



Discover WHERE to go, HOW to go . . .  and how to have an unforgettable time while you’re there!

  • Where to find the best beaches in all of California;
  • Where to savor authentic Southern California cuisine;
  • Where to get the best panoramic views of LA, Palm Springs and San Diego;
  • How to snag coveted wristbands to sold out events like Coachella and Comic-Con;
  • A super secret way to gain easy entry into the members-only Magic Castle;
  • How to explore Disneyland like a PRO;
  • And so much more!

Written by a Californian and world traveller, this guidebook is a tour guide, historian and local insider . . . all in the palm of your hand!

It is uniquely designed to make pre-planning and on-the-go exploring a breeze and your trip an awesome and unforgettable experience.

Unlike other travel guides that are overstuffed with pages of lackluster places you have neither the time nor the inclination to ever visit, this Guide is a curated collection of Los Angeles and Southern California‘s most YOLO-worthy destinations & experiences.

So you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your next YOLO-worthy adventure in America’s Dreamiest State.

Taj Bates is a writer and adventurous traveler who has journeyed to dozens of countries and locales across 6 continents.

She has climbed the Great Wall and the Great Pyramid; ungracefully wobbled on glaciers in New Zealand and Alaska; and sailed along the Nile, the Everglades and the Amazon.

She first fell in love with mussels in Brussels; scuba diving in the Red Sea; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons during a magical concert in a Venetian church; and the indomitable spirit of Aloha! on the Hawaiian islands.

When she is not busy island- or continent-hopping, she can be found road trippin’ through California, where the ocean is her muse.

Format: Full-color paperback

Published: April 2017

Dimensions: 5(w) x 0.43(h) x 7(l) inches (12.7 x 1.1 x 17.78 cm)

Weight: 0.426 lbs (193.2 g)

ISBN: 978-0-9974455-2-7

Ships: Worldwide


Discover WHERE to go, HOW to go . . .  and how to have an unforgettable time while you’re there!

  • Where to find the best beaches in all of California;
  • Where to savor authentic Southern California cuisine;
  • Where to get the best panoramic views of LA, Palm Springs and San Diego;
  • How to snag coveted wristbands to sold out events like Coachella and Comic-Con;
  • A super secret way to gain easy entry into the members-only Magic Castle;
  • How to explore Disneyland like a PRO;
  • And so much more!

Written by a Californian and world traveller, this guidebook is a tour guide, historian and local insider . . . all in the palm of your hand!

It is uniquely designed to make pre-planning and on-the-go exploring a breeze and your trip an awesome and unforgettable experience.

Unlike other travel guides that are overstuffed with pages of lackluster places you have neither the time nor the inclination to ever visit, this Guide is a curated collection of Los Angeles and Southern California‘s most YOLO-worthy destinations & experiences.

So you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your next YOLO-worthy adventure in America’s Dreamiest State.

Taj Bates is a writer and adventurous traveler who has journeyed to dozens of countries and locales across 6 continents.

She has climbed the Great Wall and the Great Pyramid; ungracefully wobbled on glaciers in New Zealand and Alaska; and sailed along the Nile, the Everglades and the Amazon.

She first fell in love with mussels in Brussels; scuba diving in the Red Sea; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons during a magical concert in a Venetian church; and the indomitable spirit of Aloha! on the Hawaiian islands.

When she is not busy island- or continent-hopping, she can be found road trippin’ through California, where the ocean is her muse.

Format: Full-color paperback

Published: April 17, 2017

Dimensions:
5(w) x 0.43(h) x 7(l) inches
(12.7 x 1.1 x 17.78 cm)

Weight: 0.426 lbs (193.2 g)

ISBN: 978-0-9974455-2-7

Ships: Worldwide

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