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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

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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.

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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-05-16
Paperback (800 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA
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Explore the beautiful USA. From the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate bridge, this DK travel guide has you covered and will take you to the best places in the United States.

From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA truly shows you the US like no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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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.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

By Jamie Jensen

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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America s Two-Lane Highways
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The Road Awaits!

Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with Road Trip USA!


Inside Road Trip USA you'll find:
  • A flexible network of route combinations color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries
  • Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique
  • Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop
  • Full-color photos and illustrations of America both then and now
  • Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who sped along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement
  • Insight into the heart of the great American road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for the best books to read as you explore the US
Road Trip USA is so full of the beauty of the American highway, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

Lonely Planet Southwest USA (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Carolyn McCarthy

Lonely Planet
Paperback (575 pages)

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

Lonely Planet Southwest USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sup on a green chile sauce, explore the geological treasure of the Grand Canyon, visit the Old West towns that lured gold and copper prospectors, or enjoy the flashy pleasures of Las Vegas; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southwest USA and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Southwest 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 - landscapes, art, history, customs/etiquette, shopping, wildlife, hiking, cuisine, wine, shopping, outdoor adventure
  • Over 65 color maps
  • Covers Las Vegas & Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Southwest Colorado, Sante Fe, Park City, Utah and more

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

  • Looking for a guide focused on Las Vegas? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Las Vegas, a photo-rich guide to Las Vegas' most popular attractions, or Pocket Las Vegas, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Western USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Carolyn McCarthy and Greg Ward.

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.

Lonely Planet Eastern USA (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Zora O'Neill & Regis St Louis

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#1 best-selling guide to Eastern USA

Lonely Planet Eastern USA is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hail a yellow cab in New York City, take in some honky-tonk in Nashville, or laze in the dunes of Cape Cod; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Eastern USA and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Eastern USA Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, road trips and scenic drives, outdoor activities, wildlife, cuisine and wine
  • Over 50 color maps
  • Covers New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Washington DC, New Orleans, Florida, the Great Lakes, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Eastern USA , our most comprehensive guide to Eastern USA, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on New York City, Washington DC, or Boston? Check out Lonely Planet's New York City guide, Washington, DC guide, or Boston guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer; or Lonely Planet's Pocket guides to these cities which are handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick city visit.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Best of USA, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

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.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

PUBLISHERS GROUP UK
Released: 2016-05-10
Paperback (928 pages)

Fodor s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West features comprehensive information on everything within each of the 38 national parks of the West and on the towns and attractions nearby. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from rafting the raging Colorado River as it pushes through the Grand Canyon, to viewing wildlife in Yosemite while you hike, to watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in action. This guide also includes special chapters to help you choose a park and advice for planning your visit like what to pack, which park passes to buy, and photography tips.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· In-depth breakout features on great lodges of the National Parks, tips for stargazing, exploring the Colorado River, and Yellowstone’s Old Faithful
· Covers: Arches National Park, Badlands National Park, Banff National Park, Big Ben National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Jasper National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Zion National Park


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