|Product Name||Off The Beaten Path: A Travel Guide To More Than 1000 Scenic And Interesting Places Still Uncrowded And Inviting|
|Category||Book / Magazine / Publication|
|Short Description||Height:6.9 inches / Length:0.8 inches / Weight:1.87 pounds / Width:9.84 inches|
|Amazon.com||Buy on Amazon ~ 0762107944|
|Price New||17.75 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Price Used||9.83 US Dollars (curriencies)|
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|Height||10.21 inches (convert)|
|Length||10.18 inches (convert)|
|Weight||60.8 ounces (convert)|
|Features||Reader s Digest Association|
|Long Description||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.
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