Lonely Planet Eastern USA (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Eastern USA (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman

Language: English

Pages: 656

ISBN: 1742205925

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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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. Hit the streets of New York City, experience the magic of Walt Disney, or ascend the steps of the Lincoln Memorial; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of 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, wildlife, cuisine, and wine
  • Over 47 local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Washington DC, New Orleans, Florida, Great Lakes, the South, 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 travelled.

  • 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 all that each of these cities has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover New York City, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover USA, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman, Glenda Bendure, Jeff Campbell, Ned Friary, Michael Grosberg, Emily Matchar, Kevin Raub, and Regis St Louis.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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