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Frommer's Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (Frommer's Complete Guides) Paperback – July 24, 2006
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Per Frommer's usual convenient design, the inside flap of the front cover displays a color map of New England--so you can see the whole region at a glance--and the rest of the guidebook continues the pattern of thoughtful, practical, helpful travel information in a portable, accessible format. Chapter 1 summarizes the best of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine: the best small towns, best country inns, best restaurants, best shopping, best family destinations, and best places to see the fall foliage. Wayne Curtis then introduces the various regions, their history and geography, literary legacy, and contemporary style. Curtis provides trip-planning details, such as climate information, a calendar of events, how best to get there and get around, and where to check on the Web for New England sites. Then come the comprehensive state sections, each with recommended places to stay and eat, a discussion of outdoor activities, and interesting snippets on the Ben & Jerry story, the history of maple syrup, ferries to Nova Scotia, and the debate over Maine's North Woods. Excellent maps accompany each section, as do lists of useful phone numbers, tourist information offices, and suggestions of what there may be to do at night, resulting in a smartly compiled guidebook with lots of useful information and no excess fluff. --Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Frommer's brings you everything to see and do in the New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Frommer's great lists give you options and honest opinions. Inside you'll find:
The Seven Wonders of Northern New England
The Best Small Towns
The Best Places to See Fall Foliage
The Best Ways to View Coastal Scenery
The Best Active Vacations
The Best Destinations for Families
The Most Intriguing Historic Homes
The Best Places to Rediscover America's Past
The Best Resorts
The Best Country Inns
The Best Bed & Breakfasts
The Best Moderately Priced Accommodations
The Best Alternative Accommodations
The Best Restaurants
The Best Local Dining Experience
The Best Destinations for Serious Shoppers
Let Frommer's tell you all about:
Bennington, Manchester, and Southwestern Vermont
The Southern Green Mountains
Killington and Rutland
Montpelier, Barre and Waterbury
Ben & Jerry's
The Champlain Islands
Canterbury Shaker Village
Monadnock and the Connecticut River Valley
Mount Desert Island
Acadia National Park
The North Woods --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Yes, the guide does cover the tourist site, and like all of the major guides (Fodor's, Footprint, Rough Guide, Lonely Planet, Moon) it will point you to the "must see" places. Also, to be fair, WHEN it does list a restaurant or hotel the guide does a fairly decent job describing the place. BUT, what really set guides apart are the quality and quantity of their accommodation and restaurant recommendations. These recommendations, along with the author's writing style and the interesting sidebars filled with tidbits (this guide has none) make or break a guide.
Frommer's is dismal when it comes to restaurant recommendations. Dismal. For example, New Hampshire's largest city, and the largest city of northern New England, Manchester, has only two (2) restaurant recommendations. Two! It has one (1) accommodation listing. For New Hampshire's State Capital, Concord, there is one (1) restaurant recommendation and it is vegetarian!
Skip to Maine and if you look for restaurants or accommodations in the city of Bangor you won't find any listed. IN FACT Bangor (Maine's third-largest city) is not even mentioned! HELLO. Who in the heck is editing this guide?
I could go on about the pathetic maps, lack of statistics (population, altitude etc.) but really, save your money and get either Lonely Planet New England 2008 or Fodor's New England 2007 (strongly recommended). This guide is not recommended.
The biggest problem with the book is that there is not enough individual descriptions of each area. Chances are most tourists are not visiting several regions in all three states, but are choosing one or two to explore in-depth. For example, I went to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine, an area that was given around 20 pages of coverage. Therefore, more research on the specific areas you plan to visit will probably be necessary to help you get the absolute most out of your trip!