USA’s Best Trips - Lonely Planet

USA’s Best Trips

By Lonely Planet

  • Release Date: 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Specialty Travel
Score: 4
From 212 Ratings


Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet’s Best Trips series. To kick-start your perfect Americana adventure, our FREE SAMPLER ‘USA’s Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler)’ features seven of our all-time favorite excursions, excerpted from each of our seven Best USA Trips guides. This sampler offers a taste of the iconic sights, awe-inspiring beauty, and hidden gems that awaits along each region’s highways. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!
Inside USA’s Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips (A Sampler):
Get inspired - highlights, expert recommendations, gorgeous photography  • Discover even more - detours, local secrets, walking routes, ways to link trips • Get around easily – full-color maps of featured routes, detailed directions, practical tips • Planning advice to help you design your ideal road trip
eBook Features: 
Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience • Seamlessly flip between pages • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities to get to key pages in a flash • Embedded links to recommendations’ websites • Zoom-in maps and images  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing
Michigan’s Gold Coast (From USA’s Best Trips)
Caribbean-blue lake vistas, surfing beaches, dunes, wineries, orchards, Dutch kitsch, French colonial outposts • Zion & Bryce National Parks (From Southwest USA’s Best Trips)
Crimson monoliths, slot canyons, river walks, pioneer ruins, Old West kitsch, artisan galleries • Hudson Valley (From New York & the Mid-Atlantic’s Best Trips)
Breathtaking nature just beyond Manhattan, forested parks, historical sites, lavish Gilded Age mansions • Florida’s Highway 1 (From Florida & the South’s Best Trips)
Fascinating history, dazzling white beaches, swamps and wildlife, colorful art-deco streets, Latin flavor • Pacific Coast Highways (From California’s Best Trips)
Iconic beaches, stunning cliffs, redwood forests, seafood shacks, prime sunset-watching spots • Highway 101 Oregon Coast (From Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips)
Quaint seaside towns, colorful tide pools, lighthouses, exhilarating ocean views • Coastal New England (From New England’s Best Trips)
Fishing villages, historic mansions perched at ocean’s edge, whale-watching, maritime museums
There’s More in Store for You: 
Once you pick the region you want to explore, check out the related Best Trip guide for additional itineraries, detailed recommendations, and in-depth, expert planning advice. Each guide features around 30 of regional routes, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures. Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere entirely new, Lonely Planet’s USA Best Trips guides will ensure you have an amazing time. 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
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  • Stunned by its mediocrity

    By Larry_Hinman
    I have don’t all of the 7 trips, but the ones that I do know already—over half—are stunningly superficial and mediocre. Save your money and just Google a destination. You’ll find more gems that way than through this book. Lonely Planet used to be a great source. Now, at least based on this book, it’s barely mediocre.
  • Good Tips

    By Robert Lee3
    Good tips for first timers!