California Field Guide


Wildsam Field Guides: California reveals the essence of the Golden State through local stories, travel intel and modern lore, seeking out the real and rooted things, what's truly authentic and sharing the soul of a place, for travelers and locals alike.

Explore the glory of the Golden State, including:

  • Interviews with Ron Howard, Dolores Huerta, Earlonne Woods and more
  • Expert picks for oyster sheds, throwback cinemas, u-pick-em farms, hidden beaches, small town festivals and more
  • An epic 16-day plan for taking the quintessential (but non-touristy) California road trip
  • Day trips with local tips for Berkeley, Venice, Sonoma, Ojai, Palm Springs, Mendocino and more
  • Archival treasures from Hollywood, Alcatraz, Esalen, Big Sur and other iconic locales
  • Distilled recommendations for California books, films, and albums that stand the test of time