USA 101

USA 101

A Guide to America's Iconic Places, Events, and Festivals

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Random House, Inc.
Countless travel books display some aspect or region of America, but USA 101 stitches together a whole crazy quilt of iconic places, events, fairs, and festivals that celebrates our country in all its quirky diversity.

Whoever you are, wherever you’re going, whatever you like to do, it’s here somewhere. And if you just stay home and travel armchair-style you’ll still find this guide a vivid, often humorous, always fascinating blend of world-famous and distinctly local places and events that add up to a national portrait.

Here are fivescore and one indelibly American destinations, from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, from Graceland to Disneyland; perennial sporting rituals like the Army-Navy football game, the Indy 500, the Soap Box Derby, and the Little League World Series; plus dozens more favorite institutions old and new, from Native American powwows to the Miss America Pageant and monster truck rallies.

USA 101 features entertaining descriptive narratives—concise, lively sketches that capture each selection’s history and special appeal—as well as detailed practical advice and essential information for visiting. Well seasoned by eclectic, irresistible sidebars, this guide is a panorama of treasured traditions, favorite pastimes, and beloved national possessions that will surprise, amuse, and inform even the most sophisticated traveler.

Baker & Taylor
Describes locations and events across America ranging from Plymouth Rock to the Academy Awards with suggestions for visiting and contact information for tourist offices.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2009
ISBN: 9781426204579
Characteristics: viii, 337 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: U.S.A. 101
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Mar 04, 2010

I'm having a difficult time parting with this book! This is filled from cover to cover with coast to coast places, events, & sites to experience at their peak of enjoyment. It makes me more excited to travel all over the USA to see and do it all ! Gary has a marvelous sense of humor that gives his descriptions even more appeal!
If I EVER return this book to the library, check it out and enjoy it to the max for yourself!!


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