Off the Beaten Path- Newly Revised & Updated: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting

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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...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times

Just when you think you've discovered the perfect vacation place, Reader's Digest publishes a captivating and informative guide...

Philadelphia Inquirer

...is a delightful source of ideas for vacations, weekend outings, and day trips.

Chicago Sun-Times

Off the Beaten Path is one of the most handsome, informative and neatly organized travel books I've seen...

The Boston Globe

Anyone planning a leisurely trip around the country would find Off the Beaten Path
a rewarding reference book to keep on the dashboard.

The Tampa Tribune

...is rich fodder for vacation planning. The well-illustrated guide will suit those who want a jostle-free vacation and prefer nature's attractions to the man-made variety.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762107940
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 86,426
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Reader’s Digest simplifies and enriches consumers’ lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, finance and humor. Our portfolio of products includes our flagship magazine Reader's Digest; Taste of Home, the world's largest circulation food publication; The Family Handyman, America's leading source for DIY; and a suite of Enthusiast titles including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living and Reminisce. Our content is delivered in multi-platforms including print, digital, books, and home entertainment products. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

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    A MUST HAVE Book for Every Family

    Off the Beaten Path is a must have guide for any family. I live in NY and I found many great places I'd love to visit in the Tri-State area that I never heard of before.

    With the economy such as it is many families are going to have to look in their own "backyard" to find fun and entertaining things to do. Off the Beaten Path gives readers many interesting options to explore.

    The pictures are beautiful. I love the seasonal calendar guides as well as the maps. It's also helpful that each entry has a web site you can visit for more information.

    This is a FABULOUS book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Easy to use and great information!

    This is a great book to use in planning for your travels! A map of each state and then wonderful places to visit that you might not see if you look for the "big billing" of most vacation/recreation stops in a state. Includes historic sites, zoos, museums, and hiking possibilities...for the family and for the young or senior aged folks! A great gift for your friends or family with wanderlust!

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    This book is so much fun!

    This was a Christmas gift and we have had so much fun going through it marking places we'd like to visit. We each used a different color postie note to mark our preferred vacation spots. We should get years of travel fun out of this! Although it only gives a partial page of information about each location, it is just enough to make a quick decision. If you decide to visit any one of the locations, you might want to go to another source to do more detailed research and in most cases it gives you a web site to do that deeper dive. Many of the recomendations are truely off the beaten path, ones you would probably never discover on your own. Others are the less used parks which makes it nice if you are traveling at the height of the season - a little less competition for nature.

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