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Here are some guide books for travelling to the US. (If you want more local guides, we also guide books section specific to each state or territory).


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Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Sara Benson, Zora O'Neill & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet
Paperback (1216 pages)

Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze into the mile-deep chasm of the Grand Canyon, tap into the pulse of iconic cities like New York, or let sultry southern music and food stir your soul; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the USA and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet USA Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, national parks, wildlife, cuisine and wine
  • Over 96 maps
  • Covers New England, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, Florida, the South, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Texas, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska, Hawaii, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet USA, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of the USA? Check out Lonely Planet Discover USA, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on New York City, San Francisco or Los Angeles? Check out our Lonely Planet New York City guide, San Francisco guide, and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities has to offer; Discover New York City or Discover San Francisco, photo-rich guides focused on these cities' most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet Pocket New York City, Pocket San Francisco, and Pocket Los Angeles guides, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

By National Geographic

National Geographic
Released: 2017-02-07
Paperback (288 pages)

50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
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This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-01-19
Paperback (784 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA is your indispensable guide to this extraordinary and vast country. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of major cities. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions.

This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of the USA effortlessly.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA truly shows you this country as no one else can.

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition (National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States)

By National Geographic

National Geographic
Released: 2016-01-19
One Color Paperback (496 pages)

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition (National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States)
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  • Soft cover. 496 pages. Covers 59 national parks.
  • Travel planning tips. Itineraries. Directions.
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In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks—including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown—for intensive on-the-ground research. 300 photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition.

Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick, Mariella Krause, Christopher Pitts & Mara Vorhees

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of USA's open roads with Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, your passport to unique experiences waiting along American highways. Featuring 52 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can journey through the Rockies' spectacular parks or follow scenic Appalachian byways, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips:

  • Lavish color and gorgeous throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - 197 easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Covers New York, New England, Florida & the South, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is perfect for exploring the USA the classic American way - by road trip!

  • Planning an Americana trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
  • Looking for a guide focused on a specific US city? Check out Lonely Planet's New York City guide, San Francisco guide, and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities offer, or Pocket New York City, Pocket San Francisco, and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

There's More in Store for You:

  • For more road-tripping ideas, check out Lonely Planet's USA Best Trips guides to New England, Southwest USA, California, Pacific Northwest, Florida & the South, and New York & the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Or start with our FREE SAMPLER 'USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips,' with excerpts from each guide to help you pick which region to explore first.
  • Also, check out Lonely Planet's European Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland and our FREE SAMPLER 'Europe's Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips.'

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Michael Benanav, Greg Benchwick, Lisa Dunford, Michael Grosberg, Adam Karlin, Mariella Krause, Carolyn McCarthy, Christopher Pitts, Adam Skolnick, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Mara Vorhees and Karla Zimmerman.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

USA Travel Guide: United States of America Travel Guide, Geography, History, Culture, Travel Basics, Visas, Traveling, Sightseeing and a Travel Guide for Each State

By Alex Pitt

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (432 pages)

USA Travel Guide: United States of America Travel Guide, Geography, History, Culture, Travel Basics, Visas, Traveling, Sightseeing and a Travel Guide for Each State
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Are you planning a trip to the USA? Always been in love with the United States of America and everything American? Or are you an American and looking to make the best out of your holiday? Then this book is for you!
This book will put your doubts of whether visiting the USA is worth it. The country has much to offer for natives and foreigners alike - nature parks, history, culture, architecture, museums, road trips, music, beaches, mountains and a lot more. Plan your holiday with this clever extensive American travel guide. You can read about American history, typical costs and how to save money, destinations, visas, traveling, culture, where to go, how to get there, what to see, when and where to see it, how to stay safe and more secret tips! I am Alex Pitt - adventurer, climber, survivor, nomad, traveler and writer and I would like to present to you the United States of America.
This book includes:
  • Quick facts about the USA
  • Geography
  • History
  • Government and politics
  • Culture and holidays
  • Traveling to and getting in the United States of America
  • Traveling in the USA and road trips
  • Eating, drinking, smoking, nightlife, staying safe and healthy
  • Alabama Travel Guide
  • Alaska Travel Guide
  • Arizona Travel Guide
  • Arkansas Travel Guide
  • California Travel Guide
  • Colorado Travel Guide
  • Connecticut Travel Guide
  • Delaware Travel Guide
  • Florida Travel Guide
  • Georgia Travel Guide
  • Hawaii Travel Guide
  • Idaho Travel Guide
  • Illinois Travel Guide
  • Indiana Travel Guide
  • Iowa Travel Guide
  • Kansas Travel Guide
  • Kentucky Travel Guide
  • Louisiana Travel Guide
  • Maine Travel Guide
  • Maryland Travel Guide
  • Massachusetts Travel Guide
  • Michigan Travel Guide
  • Minnesota Travel Guide
  • Mississippi Travel Guide
  • Missouri Travel Guide
  • Montana Travel Guide
  • Nebraska Travel Guide
  • Nevada Travel Guide
  • New Hampshire Travel Guide
  • New Jersey Travel Guide
  • New Mexico Travel Guide
  • New York Travel Guide
  • North Carolina Travel Guide
  • North Dakota Travel Guide
  • Ohio Travel Guide
  • Oklahoma Travel Guide
  • Oregon Travel Guide
  • Pennsylvania Travel Guide
  • Rhode Island Travel Guide
  • South Carolina Travel Guide
  • South Dakota Travel Guide
  • Tennessee Travel Guide
  • Texas Travel Guide
  • Utah Travel Guide
  • Vermont Travel Guide
  • Virginia Travel Guide
  • Washington Travel Guide
  • Washington D.C. Travel Guide
  • West Virginia Travel Guide
  • Wisconsin Travel Guide
  • Wyoming Travel Guide
  • and much more

Are you ready to learn about the United States? Ready to pack your bags and travel around in the USA?
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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

By Jamie Jensen

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Released: 2015-05-05
Paperback (952 pages)

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America s Two-Lane Highways
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Now in its seventh edition, Jamie Jensen's best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you'll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you're looking for the world's largest jackalope, you're in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of more than 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.

Features include:

  • A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries
  • Essential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleep
  • Full-color interior with more than 140 meticulously detailed maps

Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting

Reader's Digest (EDT)
Released: 2009-03-19
Hardcover (384 pages)

Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting
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Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States' most overlooked must- see destinations.  Plan an unforgettable vacation with this best-selling travel book-a super-easy reference that shows you where to go, how to get there, and what you need to know before you begin your adventure.

The best-selling Reader's Digest travel book has 40% new content including over 200 new sites, over 200 new full-color photographs, and all-new, up-to- date maps.

Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States' most overlooked must- see destinations. In a state-by-state A-to-Z format, this budget-friendly vacation planner reveals the best-kept secret spots so that no matter where you live, you can plan an unforgettable local vacation within an hour or two of your home. Each of the featured sites has been verified by the respective state's tourist bureau as still being "off the beaten path." Revel in nature, science, art, and culture, and encounter the unexpected as you explore undiscovered gems.

This exciting new edition features:
1,000 sites-more than 200 new sites and over 300 photographs-more than 200 brand new Brand-new detailed state road maps, and revised and updated tourist information- plus links to the attraction's website
New feature-"Did You Know" fact boxes, and three new icons representing pet- friendly, handicap-accessible, and wi-fi compatible sites
Sidebars containing seasonal events for each state

Packed with innovative ideas for fun day trips and truly memorable vacations for travelers of every temperament, penchant, and budget, this unparalleled escape book leads you to New Hampshire's castle in the clouds. pontoon boating through the Florida Everglades, dinosaurs trails through Colorado, an authentic jousting tournament in Virginia, or a stroll down America's oldest street in New York City.

Plan an unforgettable vacation with this best-selling travel book-a super-easy reference that shows you where to go, how to get there, and what you need to know before you begin your adventure.

The Most Scenic Drives in America, Newly Revised and Updated: 120 Spectacular Road Trips

By Editors of Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest
Released: 2012-03-01
Hardcover (400 pages)

The Most Scenic Drives in America, Newly Revised and Updated: 120 Spectacular Road Trips
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The all-in-one trip planner and travel guide-now totally revised and updated-will steer you down the most scenic road every time.

The all-in-one trip planner and travel guide-now totally revised and updated-will steer you down the most scenic road every time. From Florida's Road to Flamingo to Hawaii's Oahu Coastal Loop . . . from British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway to Cape Cod's Sandy Shores . . . each featured road trip is pictured in stunning full color and described in vivid text, keyed to an easy-to-follow newly revised map. Whether you choose a drive in a far corner of the continent or a back road in your own state, this book is your ticket to North America's most beautiful byways.

Drives are grouped in four pictured-packed sections-Western, Mountain, Central, and Eastern states and provinces-and are accompanied by detailed, easy-to-use maps. New drives featuring some of Canada's most stunning destinations have been added. As a bonus, handy Trip Tip sidebars include:
  • Mileage
  • best season to travel
  • nearby attractions
  • special events
  • "learn more" contact information including website addresses
A special feature called Star Routes offers thumbnail sketches of shorter but especially scenic roads located in the same region as the main tours. Additional boxes highlight distinctive characteristics of the areas, including local plants, animals, customs, foods, and a variety of historical events.

Whether on the road or in the comfort of your easy chair, this newly revised Reader's Digest travel guide will be a welcome companion.

2017 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide (Good Sams Rv Travel Guide & Campground Directory)

By Good Sam Enterprises

Good Sam
Paperback (1736 pages)

2017 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide (Good Sams Rv Travel Guide & Campground Directory)
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With over 12,500 locations listed across the United States and Canada, the new Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is the only print edition of RV parks and campgrounds in North America.
Ever popular with RVing and traveling consumers, the 2017 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide edition features an exclusive, expert rating system, with all evaluations completed in person by consultants in the field during the past 12 months, for privately owned parks. Plus, RVers enjoy detailed park listings including amenities, services, restrictions, camping rates, contact information, Good Sam Discount Locations, hundreds of dollars' worth of Camping World savings, pages of helpful RVing information, and much more!
Editorial features cover Family Camping, RV travel articles and lifestyle tips, including RV Trips of a Lifetime and Snowbird Destinations. Packed with useful advice and recommendations for RVers that make life on the road such a great experience the 2017 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is a must-have travel resource for all RVers!


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