There’s (almost) nothing more exciting than planning your next journey. Snuggled in your couch on a rainy weekend with a map spread out over the floor and a guidebook in your hand, the adventure starts before you even leave home.
Although we provide a lot of useful information about our favorite United States destinations here, a guidebook is still an essential travel tool. The best choice is one that is comprehensive, up to date, and also covers off-the-beaten path destinations. After a lot of research, we found exactly what you need.
Our favorite United States guidebook: The Rough Guide to the USA by Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to the USA is your authoritative state-by-state guidebook to this vast and fascinating country; whether you want to visit Mardi Gras in New Orleans, travel through New England in the fall, play on the Las Vegas Strip, or hike in Yellowstone National Park. This guide will provide all you need to get the most out of your adventure.
This fully updated guidebook is packed with useful tips and detailed practical advice for great places to eat, drink, and stay, as well as local festivals and outdoor adventures to try. Clear and accurate maps for every region, state, and major city provide the information you need to plan your trip.
Experienced Rough Guides authors delve into history and regional culture, include their top “Things Not to Miss,” and reveal expert advice on a wide range of activities, from touring Louisiana’s Cajun country to experiencing New York City’s nightlife.