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Lonely Planet Southwest USA's Best Trips

Lonely Planet Southwest USA's Best Trips

by Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Michael Benanav, Greg Benchwick
     
 

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own back yard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the Southwest's open roads with Lonely Planet's Southwest USA's Best Trips, your passport to unique experiences that await you along some of America's most iconic highways.

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own back yard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the Southwest's open roads with Lonely Planet's Southwest USA's Best Trips, your passport to unique experiences that await you along some of America's most iconic highways. Featuring 32 amazing road trips, from two-day escapes to two-week adventures, you can cruise historic Route 66 or be captivated by red-hued rock formations, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, cue up your driving playlist, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's Southwest USA's Best Trips:

  • Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - 116 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
  • Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Route 66, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Arizona deserts, Phoenix, Santa Fe, New Mexico's Enchanted Circle, Texas Hill Country, Big Bend, Austin, San Antonio, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Monument Valley, Moab, Utah, Denver and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Southwest USA's Best Trips is perfect for exploring the Southwest in the classic American way - by road trip!

  • Planning a trip to the region sans a car? Lonely Planet's Southwest USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the Southwest, is perfect exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Las Vegas? Check out Discover Las Vegas, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions.

There's More in Store for You:

  • For more road-tripping ideas, check out Lonely Planet's USA Best Trips guides to New England, California, Pacific Northwest, Florida & the South, New York & the Mid-Atlantic, and USA.
  • 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' for more road trip inspiration.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Michael Benanav, Greg Benchwick, Lisa Dunford, Mariella Krause, Carolyn McCarthy and Ryan Ver Berkmoes.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2014
The Lonely Planet writers describe Jerome, AZ, as a town with "a groovy joie de vivre," and that's the spirit of this updated guidebook (the first edition was published in 2009). Thirty-two road trips are featured, each lasting from two to four days. Focusing on natural wonders, native culture, and history, each trip includes points of interest, with address, phone number, and URL listed. Seven of the entries are designated as "Classic Trips," journeys that offer unique Southwest experiences and sights. Tips suggesting spots for capturing essential photos and the best time to go accompany each listing. The authors also recommend "Stretch Your Legs" walking tours that highlight larger cities such as Santa Fe and Austin. The maps are small but adequate starting points, and the size and format of the book make it easy to pack. VERDICT A must-have for travelers who want more than chain motels and restaurants. Libraries will want to update their travel collections with this attractive guidebook full of wonderful pictures—it's a wish book for those who haven't yet made their vacation plans.—Susan Belsky, Oshkosh P.L., WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741798128
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
220,167
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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