- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Library JournalFrom coast to coast, contiguous and noncontiguous states alike, the United States features wonderful attractions of interest to travelers of all ages. Unlike Schultz’s 1,000 Places in the U.S. and Canada To See Before You Die, which served as more of a bucket list for adult travelers, Hardin’s work is geared toward families traveling with children. Alphabetically arranged, the book covers all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Typical entries include contact information, price range (from free to “$$$$”), best time of year to visit, age ranges that the specific attraction would appeal to, and a well-written description of the site’s highlights. The work hits the major attractions, both well- and lesser-known sites that will appeal to children and adults. The work is illustrated throughout with color photographs. Other useful features include a brief “Road Trip Survival Kit,” advice about visiting college campuses, tips for hiking with children, a camping checklist, and other practical information. Appendix A organizes the content by broad themes of interest to children and families (archaeology, beaches, dinosaurs and fossils, space travel, sports, treasure hunting, etc.). Appendix B includes information about motel, hotel, and other accommodations in various price ranges.
Verdict This handy and readable guide is recommended for larger travel collections.—Elizabeth Connor, Daniel Lib., The Citadel, Military Coll. of South Carolina
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.