Book summary: This season Frommer's America on Wheels takes you across the country with complete coverage of 35 states, including reliable ratings and reviews of more than 10,000 new lodgings and restaurants. The five new titles complete the nine-book series, which now covers virtually the entire country. As always, every hotel, motel, resort, lodge, and inn has been fully inspected and rated from one to five flags according to America on Wheels' benchmark rating system, with our special "Ultra" award reserved for the best of the best. Restaurants, too, have undergone the scrutiny of our tireless experts, who have highlighted local favorites, exceptional values, and those restaurants that are worth a splurge.
Our hard-nosed, experienced travel professionals gain the trust of readers by providing them with the unvarnished truth about a property's weaknesses as well as its strong points: "Shoe-horned into a tiny spot just a corner too far from the shops, but the curved driveway with fountains and flowers makes an appropriately posh entrance", "Recent rehab has brightened the decor, but deep-pile wall-to-wall carpeting conjures up memories of early Howard Johnsons", "All the usual...refinements, including Italian marble bathrooms; but even in a climate where temperatures climb over 100degrees F, many guests might prefer windows that can be opened.". More than just lists of data, our reviews give readers the know-how of travel professionals.
New this season:
-- Reliable ratings and reviews of more than 10,000 properties
-- Expanded major city coverage, with lodgings and restaurants keyed to neighborhood maps
-- 24 pages of 4-color maps
-- $500 in money-saving coupons
-- Increasedattention to the needs of today's traveler, from dataports to low-fat menus
In addition, coverage of each state includes:
-- Hundreds of lodging and restaurant listings, featuring super-clear icons that make it easy for readers to find what they're looking for at a glance -- from golf courses to kid-friendly restaurants
-- An in-depth introduction, including essential trip-planning information and background highlighted by fun facts about each state
Graceland is the second most-visited house in America (only the White House has more visitors)
Seattleites buy more sunglasses per capita than the people of any other city
Portland is the only city in America with an extinct volcano within its city limits -- Mount Tabor
-- Our "Best of the State" section, featuring highlights of what to see and do, information on events and festivals, and everything enthusiasts need to know about outdoor recreation and spectator sports
-- Scenic driving tours ranging from afternoon outings to longer trips, with all tours keyed to maps.
-- Hundreds of sights and attractions that are worth a detour, including historic sites and homes, national parks and monuments, natural wonders, museums, amusement parks, battlefields, and zoos
America on Wheels is your indispensable trip-planning tool for every type of travel -- from romantic weekend escapes to family vacations and cross-country tours.