FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
For visits to the Sierra Nevada's western side, book your hotel in advance—especially in summer—or you may wind up in the Central Valley, far from the action. Booking in advance is less crucial for travel to the Eastern Sierra, except in Mammoth Lakes. In either area, keep in mind that rural and rustic does not always mean inexpensive.