Following is a list of Visitors Bureaus that will send you free publications via US Mail. To help you save time, step-by-step instructions on how to request Visitor Guides from each website is provided. (LAtourist.com is a private organization and does not send tourist information by mail).
- US Postal Delivery can take anywhere from one to eight weeks.
- Download: Some Visitor Guides are available for download in PDF format, or for viewing online.
Attractions: Mountain activities, Fishing, Golfing, Biking, Hiking, Central Coast. [About 300 miles north of Los Angeles, about 150 miles south of San Francisco]
Publication(s) available: Big Sur Visitors Guide, detailed map of the Central Coast, detailed map of California
(NOTE: Printable, online version only - high quality publication)
Attractions: Scenery, Vacation and Cultural opportunities. . [About 350 miles north of Los Angeles, about 120 miles south of San Francisco]
Publication(s) available: Guide to Carmel
Attractions: Annual Garlic Festival, Wineries, Events, more. [80 miles south of San Francisco]
Publication(s) available: Bonfante Gardens, Garlic Festival, Gilroy Wineries, Lodging in Gilroy
Attractions: Northern California Redwood forests, beaches, drive-through Redwood trees. [about 300 miles north of San Francisco]
Publication(s) available: Redwood Coast Travel Guide (printed or electronic); other electronic brochures
Attractions: World-famous attractions (Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, museums, wine country, etc), Festivals, Events, Entertainment, Sightseeing, more. [380 miles from Los Angeles: seven hours drive; one hour flight]
Publication(s) available: Visitor Information Kit (printed), Virtual Planning Guide (electronic), others
Attractions: Famous mountain scenery, galleries, fairs, museums, theaters, historic sites, Bass Lake, Wine Trail, more. [About 200 miles east of San Francisco]
Publication(s) available: Yosemite Sierra Visitors Guide (electronic version only)
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