Buy New
$17.68
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $7.31 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.68
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 5 images

Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips (Travel Guide) Paperback – April 1, 2014


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.68
$12.47 $13.99

Frequently Bought Together

Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips (Travel Guide) + Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)
Price for both: $40.48

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 edition (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 174220063X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742200637
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Road trips that are actually planned out for me!
Xina143
I am pretty familiar with some regions since I've already gone on some road trips and found although this book covers the breadth of USA it does not have much depth.
AmazonDiva
This book reminded me how enjoyable road trips can be.
Donnie Darko

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Geiter on April 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
According to the product description, you should have the following features available on your Kindle for this guide book:

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 get you to key pages in a flash
Embedded links to recommendations' websites
Zoom-in maps and images
Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

You get NONE of that. You can't even bring up the settings toolbar along the top to navigate through, make notes, comments, bookmarks, etc. It's also only in landscape mode. It will not toggle between landscape/portrait as you move your device. I have sent an email to Amazon and will be returning and requesting a refund. Per the other review at the time of my purchase, I don't think it's just me having issues.

I have purchased a previous Lonely Planet Guide for my Kindle and loved the ease it provided with traveling versus having a physical book to thumb through. I travel all the time and have begun to enjoy the Kindle for this purpose. However, this book is not made to be electronic. I think if you really want it, looks potentially great in hard copy, so I would consider that over the e-version.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Crenwelge VINE VOICE on June 20, 2014
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I got this for our July summer vacation trip to Boston and the surrounding area. My wife and I have a three day conference in Boston, and then we will have a week to vacation in the surrounding area. It is a neat driving opportunity, and I hope to complete 2 or 3 ideas from the book. I will update in August when we have finished out trip /vacation.

Even with smartphones, and GPS, and different apps to make life easier; this compact (non-energy draining, snail technology) little book is cool. Tons of neat info in it, it is very compact, and will fit into a glove box. I hope this helps.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Borgman on June 26, 2014
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips travel guide is average at best. There isn't anything that could be called "new," such as sites that don't get their just desserts.

Basically everything covered in the book is covered in other travel books. The good thing about this book is that these "road trips" are in one book and they do give you the main attractions in various areas.

Looking up my area of Massachusetts and New England, I wasn't impressed with the same-old same-old attractions, the beaches, leaf watching yack yack yack...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melody Cox VINE VOICE on June 26, 2014
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a decent travel guide but I have found better online planning available. This is in color which does help visually and offers itineraries and planning advice. Included are route maps, insider tips and planning for a variety of budgets. It is helpful but not to the extent I was expecting. I would choose my online sources before using this book. So, as I said, this is an okay guide if you prefer book form instead of online planning. Only a three-star for my needs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aceto TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 23, 2014
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I was just looking for a high school graduation gift for our nephew. I wish I had fallen on Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips sooner. Here is an easy reference backpack worthy paperback, for any active adventurer or for the multi-generational family summer road trip planner.

Trips are arranged by region:
New York & The Mid-Atlantic
New England
Florida & The South
Great Lakes
Great Plains
Rocky Mountains
The Southwest
Pacific Northwest

And cross-referenced by:
Outdoor Adventures
History
Family Travels
Beaches
Urban Exploration and
Regional Foods
With climate considerations, vegetarian diet selections and pet accommodations

Routes are listed by number of days recommended for the trip, which I find helpful to cut back or expand my timetable. Tips list highways to avoid which is pretty awesome for example it warns that I80 across Nebraska for its 455 miles is "an endless succession of exits populated with gaudy generic chains and nary a hint of the highlights and pleasures that lie beyond the interchanges." Yes, avoid me that! Lonely Planet recommends instead US 6, US 34, US 30 with various stops along the way. I also like the recommendations for local hotels, car rentals, food, Internet access points and road trip websites, and yes there's sections spotted throughout for traveling with disabilities. Yes the hotel/B&B and food stops can be few and cheesy but it gives a starting point from where to search those apps on your smart phone.

With so much to explore in our Lower 48, the Lonely Planet details "52 Amazing Road Trips".
Read more ›
52 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Elliot VINE VOICE on May 21, 2014
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This travel guide, with nearly 700 pages of information and suggestions, contains both too much and too little. While ambitiously covering short trips (1-14 days) in areas spanning the nation, not a great deal of depth can be devoted to individual drives.

The book provides a good starting point and offers excellent options, but a traveler shouldn't just pick up the guidebook and set off across country without doing a great deal of research first.

I looked carefully at the trip closest to home and found that the guide listed places to see that were great choices, well known to locals and with appeal to a wide range of travelers.

The food and lodging sections consist of very few possibilities - a sort of scattershot assortment, one or two per trip, of cabins, camping, B&Bs and good hotels with drive-ins, diners, bakeries and family restaurants. All were middle-of-the-road choices and readers should research other options to fit individual tastes and budgets.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search