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Fodor's Essential USA: Spectacular Cities, Natural Wonders, and Great American Road Trips (Fodor's Essential USA)

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With millions of acres of amber waves of grain and a myriad of purple mountains majesty to choose from, selecting a vacation destination in the United States can be overwhelming. Thats why Fodors USA focuses on the best trips from sea to shining sea---from the vineyards of Napa Valley to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the streets of Manhattan. Each section contains all of the crucial information that readers have come to expect from Fodors, including the best of the best in hotels, attractions, and restaurants.

Highlights Include:

·A selective approach, focusing on the best trips.

·Evocative itineraries that highlight the best that each destination has to offer and give travelers the freedom to choose among routes.

·Inspirational yet practical, this is a guide that readers can flip through at home to select their trip---as well as take along to use when theyre on their vacation.

·Cultural close-ups give readers a comprehensive picture of each region, including its claims to fame, favorite foods, and local lingo.

Planning tools, including routes linking multiple destinations, tips for what to see en route, and restaurant and hotel listings for “stopover cities,” help travelers plan unforgettable road trips.

Synopsis:

Selecting a vacation destination in the U.S. can be overwhelming. That's why Fodor's focuses on the best trips from sea to shining sea--from the vineyards of Napa Valley to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the streets of Manhattan.

Synopsis:

No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live all round the USA give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do ? from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's USA shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges ? from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice ? from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Plus, web links and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.

Table of Contents

About this Book ............ 7

Quintessential USA ............ 10

If You Like ............ 12

7 Mistakes Not to Make on Your Next Family Road Trip ............ 14

Great Itineraries ............ 16

Chapter 1: The Maine Coast ............ 19

Exploring the Maine Coast ............ 20

Best Bets ............ 25

Chapter 2: Boston ............ 37

Exploring Boston ............ 38

Best Bets ............ 45

Chapter 3: Cape Cod ............ 57

Exploring Cape Cod ............ 58

Best Bets ............ 64

Chapter 4: New York City ............ 75

Exploring New York City ............ 76

Best Bets ............ 83

Chapter 5: Niagara Falls ............ 101

Exploring Niagara Falls ............ 102

Best Bets ............ 106

Chapter 6: Philadelphia ............ 113

Exploring Philadelphia ............ 114

Best Bets ............ 122

Chapter 7: Washington, D.C. ............ 131

Exploring Washington, D.C. ............ 132

Best Bets ............ 139

Chapter 8: North Carolinas Outer Banks ............ 153

Exploring North Carolinas Outer Banks ............ 154

Best Bets ............ 160

Chapter 9: Charleston & Savannah ............ 167

Exploring Charleston & Savannah ............ 168

Best Bets ............ 177

Chapter 10: Orlando & the Space Coast ............ 185

Exploring Orlando & the Space Coast ............ 186

Best Bets ............ 192

Chapter 11: Miami & the Florida Keys ............ 203

Exploring Miami & the Florida Keys ............ 204

Best Bets ............ 212

Chapter 12: Kentucky Bluegrass Country ............ 221

Exploring Kentucky Bluegrass Country ............ 222

Best Bets ............ 227

Chapter 13: Tennessee ............ 233

Exploring Tennessee ............ 234

Best Bets ............ 243

Chapter 14: The Ozarks ............ 251

Exploring the Ozarks ............ 252

Best Bets ............ 258

Chapter 15: New Orleans ............ 265

Exploring New Orleans ............ 266

Best Bets ............ 272

Chapter 16: The Texas Hill Country ............ 283

Exploring the Texas Hill Country ............ 284

Best Bets ............ 291

Chapter 17: Chicago ............ 301

Exploring Chicago ............ 302

Best Bets ............ 308

Chapter 18: Minneapolis & St. Paul ............ 321

Exploring Minneapolis & St. Paul ............ 322

Best Bets ............ 330

Chapter 19: South Dakotas Black Hills ............ 337

Exploring South Dakotas Black Hills ............ 338

Best Bets ............ 344

Chapter 20: Western Montana ............ 351

Exploring Western Montana ............ 352

Best Bets ............ 361

Chapter 21: Yellowstone National Park ............ 367

Exploring Yellowstone & Grand Teton ............ 368

Best Bets ............ 374

Chapter 22: The Colorado Rockies ............ 383

Exploring the Colorado Rockies ............ 384

Best Bets ............ 391

Chapter 23: Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque ............ 401

Exploring Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque ............ 402

Best Bets ............ 410

Chapter 24: Salt Lake City ............ 419

Exploring Salt Lake City ............ 420

Best Bets ............ 425

Chapter 25: Southern Utah ............ 433

Exploring Southern Utah ............ 434

Best Bets ............ 441

Chapter 26: Grand Canyon National Park ............ 451

Exploring Grand Canyon National Park ............ 452

Best Bets ............ 460

Chapter 27: Phoenix ............ 467

Exploring Phoenix ............ 468

Best Bets ............ 473

Chapter 28: Las Vegas ............ 485

Exploring Las Vegas ............ 486

Best Bets ............ 497

Chapter 29: The California Deserts ............ 507

Exploring The California Deserts ............ 508

Best Bets ............ 516

Chapter 30: Los Angeles & San Diego ............ 525

Exploring Los Angeles & San Diego ............ 526

Best Bets ............ 533

Chapter 31: Yosemite National Park ............ 553

Exploring Yosemite ............ 554

Best Bets ............ 560

Chapter 32: San Francisco ............ 571

Exploring San Francisco ............ 572

Best Bets ............ 579

Chapter 33: Lake Tahoe ............ 593

Exploring Lake Tahoe ............ 594

Best Bets ............ 600

Chapter 34: Portland ............ 609

Exploring Portland ............ 610

Best Bets ............ 618

Chapter 35: Seattle ............ 625

Exploring Seattle ............ 626

Best Bets ............ 635

Chapter 36: Along the Way ............ 643

Amarillo, Texas ............ 644

Atlanta, Georgia ............ 644

Baltimore, Maryland ............ 645

Charlotte, North Carolina ............ 646

Cheyenne, Wyoming ............ 647

Cincinnati, Ohio ............ 648

Cleveland, Ohio ............ 649

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas ............ 650

Detroit, Michigan ............ 651

Houston, Texas ............ 652

Jacksonville, Florida ............ 653

Kansas City, Missouri ............ 654

Milwaukee, Wisconsin ............ 655

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ............ 656

Providence, Rhode Island ............ 657

Sacramento, California ............ 658

St. Louis, Missouri ............ 659

USA Essentials ............ 661

Getting Started ............ 662

Booking Your Trip ............ 664

Transportation ............ 667

On The Ground ............ 670

Index ............ 671

Maps

Contiguous United States ............ 8—9

Maine Coast Map ............ 22

Boston ............ 40—41

Cape Cod ............ 61

Downtown New York City ............ 79

Midtown to Harlem ............ 80

Niagara Falls ............ 104

The Historic Area & Penns Landing ............ 116—117

Lancaster County ............ 118

The Mall ............ 134

The Outer Banks of North Carolina ............ 156

Downtown Charleston ............ 170

Savannah Historic District ............ 172

Orlando Area ............ 188

The Space Coast ............ 190

Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove & Key Biscayne ............ 206

Florida Keys ............ 208

Kentucky Bluegrass Country ............ 224

Tennessee ............ 236

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ............ 238

Ozarks Region ............ 255

French Quarter ............ 269

Texas Hill Country ............ 287

Chicago ............ 304

Greater Minneapolis & St. Paul ............ 324

South Dakotas Black Hills ............ 340

Northwest Montana ............ 354

Southwest Montana ............ 356

Yellowstone National Park ............ 370

Denver ............ 386

Boulder ............ 388

Downtown Santa Fe ............ 404

Taos ............ 406

Albuquerque Old Town ............ 408

Downtown Salt Lake City ............ 422

Park City & Environs ............ 424

Southwestern Utah ............ 436

Southeastern Utah ............ 438

Grand Canyon South Rim ............ 454

Grand Canyon Village & the Rim Trail ............ 456

Phoenix ............ 470

The Strip ............ 489

Death Valley ............ 510

Palm Springs & the Southern Desert ............ 512

Mojave Desert ............ 514

Los Angeles ............ 529

San Diego ............ 530

Yosemite ............ 556

San Francisco ............ 574

Wine Country ............ 576

Lake Tahoe map ............ 596

Downtown Portland, the Pearl District & Old Town/ Chinatown ............ 612

Willamette Valley & Wine Country ............ 614

Downtown Seattle ............ 628

Western Washington ............ 630

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007202
Subtitle:
Spectacular Cities, Natural Wonders, and Great American Road Trips
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured by:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20080603
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1.42 in 1.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Selecting a vacation destination in the U.S. can be overwhelming. That's why Fodor's focuses on the best trips from sea to shining sea--from the vineyards of Napa Valley to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the streets of Manhattan.
"Synopsis" by , No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live all round the USA give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do ? from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's USA shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges ? from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice ? from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Plus, web links and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.
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