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4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  86 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Highlights the USA's national parks, scenic routes, the vast wilderness, world-class cities, top museums and galleries. Regional chapters cover the culture, history and sights in-depth. A practical section on visiting the USA helps you plan your trip in advance, giving tips on travel, customs, laws and what to expect while the USA.
Paperback, 799 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published February 2004)
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Jan 27, 2008 Lafcadio rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Michaele
Shelves: map, study, lukapier
There is really no way to praise this travel guide properly. I suggest before traveling to any city with tourist intentions, pick up a copy of the eyewitness travel guide for that city, with page markers handy. You can't go wrong.

This one covers far more than one city, and so per necessity does not go into as much detail about each city. I opted for this one for a trip covering 4 major US cities, and it still served me well.

I heart Eyewitness Travel Guides.
Mikes road planner
I think this is a decent book for getting a good taste of what the USA is like for traveler. for first timer, its a good place to start. its good for New York City trips, and a lot of other spots. its a great book for heavy traveler, not for those who are traveling the USA for a week... its best for cross country trips. you get plenty of good advice's and tips for the big cities as well as the small country towns. its a great book for my own traveling collection books.

Pretty incredible in terms of detail for such an general topic. Needs an update (like the Disneyland/world pages), but still super relevant. Would be great on a road trip where you don't know where you're going next.

While the history of each area seemed relatively unbiased, the descriptions of certain sites were problematic - e.g. minimal mention of slavery while describing an ornate mansion at a plantation.
Dec 06, 2008 Zack rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference, travel
You can't cover a country as big as the US in one book but this is a good starting point to flip through and think, where should I go. I use this and my collection of National Geographic Adventure magazines when I am thinking about a trip.
Mar 21, 2013 Juliana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely book that gives detailed information and is visually stunning.
Andrew Southwood
Jan 24, 2010 Andrew Southwood rated it it was amazing
The best USA travel guide I've read yet.
Eeva Ahdekivi
Dec 07, 2013 Eeva Ahdekivi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pian puhkiluettu. Here we come.
Jun 19, 2008 Astrila rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the USA
Recommended to Astrila by: Me
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are THE best travel guides! Perfect, portable size, beautiful picts, and awesome info. THIS is the ultimate travel guide for this area.
Alexander Little
Great travelers book!
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