Frommer's USA (Frommer's Complete Guides)

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9780764574603: Frommer's USA (Frommer's Complete Guides)

  • Domestic travel continues to grow: Americans will take more than 978 million domestic leisure trips in 2005
  • New for this edition: Special "Best" icon highlights the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions at the top destinations
  • Now includes information on destinations in all 50 states

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It's impossible for a single guidebook to completely cover a country as massive and diverse as America, but Frommer's USA comes close. Sure, some will quibble with destination choices (for example, the editors mention Martha's Vineyard, but not Nantucket) but overall, this 1,000-plus-page tome hits the mark. Chapters focus on both major cities and larger regions (New England, Southern California, etc.), covering such basics as activities, lodging, and affordable restaurants, and doing so in excruciating detail (admission prices, hours of operation, directions, whether or not a hotel has valet parking). You'll also find plenty of full-page maps and quirky little sidebars (gourmet food stores in Napa, best Chicago blues bars). As if that weren't enough, there's an online travel directory with Web addresses for everything from Ticketmaster to Zagat's to Amtrak. If you plan on seeing even a sliver of what this country has to offer, take this guidebook with you. --Jill Fergus

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Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here.

  • Detailed coverage of the United States' best attractions, hotels, restaurants, and outdoor experiences.
  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

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