Synopses & Reviews
It's the phenomenon: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
has 2.2 million copies in print and has spent 144 weeks and counting on The New York Times
Now, shipping in time for the tens of millions of travelers heading out for summer trips, comes 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die. Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. Explore the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali wilderness. Collect exotic shells on the beaches of Captiva. Take a barbecue tour of Kansas Cityfrom Arthur Bryant's to Gates to B.B.'s Lawnside to Danny Edward's to LC's to Snead's. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Lexington after the Derby's over, and for every city, dozens of unexpected suggestions and essential destinations.
The book is organized by region, and subject-specific indices in the back sort the book by interest wilderness, great dining, best beaches, world-class museums, sports and adventures, road trips, and more. There's also an index that breaks out the best destinations for families with children. Following each entry is the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone numbers, costs, best times to visit.
"Of the plethora of adjectives suitable for the tone of this witty reference book, the most relevant is proud; from the outset, Schultz declares her own personal connection to the places visited, titling the introduction, 'Rediscovering My Own Backyard.' Divided by region-starting off in New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, the Southeast and the rest of the U.S., then continues into eastern and western Canada-Schultz's follow-up to the bestselling 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (a global survey) presents grandiose portraits of the two countries' most popular and patriotic spots. Schultz includes plenty of directions for travel, food and lodging, including costs, though this is no budget guide (see the $75 dinner under the Brooklyn Bridge). Still, what Schultz lacks in cost-efficiency she makes up for in scope; quite literally, there's something here for everyone: baseball fields, national parks and campgrounds, major malls, expansive historical estates and more. A fine gift, it should also spark spirited party conversation-who's been where, what to visit next, and which personal favorites didn't make the cut." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
It's a traveler's life list, a guide, an inspiration, a memory book. Open it to check out where you've been, and where you should go next. What to see and what to do and what to show the kids. Where to eat and where to stay. And how to change your life.
Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, here are 1,000 spectacular, compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Corn Palace, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, Chez Panisse and the country's best taco, lush gardens and Holden Arboretum, mountain biking on the Maah Daah Hey trail, historic mansions, vineyards, hot springs, the Talladega Superspeedway, classic ballparks, and more. Includes more than 150 places of special interest to families, and, for every entry, the nuts and bolts of how and when to visit.
From the author of the worldwide bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die comes 1,000 PLACES TO SEE IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA BEFORE YOU DIE. Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. Explore the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali wilderness. Collect exotic shells on the beaches of Captiva. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Lexington after the Derby's over, and for every city, dozens of unexpected suggestions and essential destinations. The book is organised by region, and subject-specific indices at the back sort the book by interest. Following each entry is the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone numbers, costs, best times to visit.
About the Author
Patricia Schultz is the author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and Executive Producer of the Travel Channel's reality show of the same name. Based in New York City, she s also written for Condé Nast Traveler, Islands, and Harper's Bazaar.
Table of Contents
Rediscovering my Own Backyard
A Few Nuts and Bolts
Part 1: The United States
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming
Four Corners and the Southwest:
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah
California, Oregon, Washington
Alaska and Hawaii:
Part 2: Canada
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, The Yukon
Active Travel and Adventure
First-Rate Hotels, Resorts and Spas
For the Culturally Minded
Lovely Beaches and Getaway Islands
Scenic Drives, Train Trips and Cruises
Sports Fans, Take Note
Take the Kids
Windows on the Past