When you need a detailed map of California, an atlas is your best bet. These maps contain more detail than any others, and they're portable and sturdy. But different maps serve different functions. The Thomas Guide is suitable for general travel, vacationing and sightseeing, while the Benchmark Guide is the choice for outdoor enthusiasts.
Don't need quite that much detail? Perhaps a folding travel map of California would be better.
Thomas Guides have long been standard equipment for California residents. They're detailed and easy to use. The only downside is that they're a bit bulky.
The Thomas Guide Road Atlas is a must have for anyone doing a lot of traveling throughout California. It's comprehensive and easy to use. The guide includes highway and metro maps, and city maps. You'll find information on scenic highways, distances and mileages.
A comprehensive index, clear page
references and a grid system help you to easily find specific locations.
The guide features snag-free spiral binding in a large 11" x 8.5"
format. A sturdy workhorse.
Benchmark's California Road & Recreation Atlas is the first choice for the outdoor adventurer. The atlas details all sorts of recreation, including camping, boating, RV parks, public lands, and more. It's particularly useful for locating back roads and jeep trails.
Benchmark's shaded relief Landscape Maps (TM) give you a good feel for the lay of the land. If exploring California's great outdoors is your passion, this atlas is a must have.
The guide is a large format 11" x 15.5" with saddle stitched binding.