Discover USA's Best National ParkseBook - 2012-
Lonely Planet Discover USA's Best National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch the country's 'first sunrise' from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, take the drive of your life on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, and climb the otherworldly rocks of Joshua Tree; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover USA's best national natural treasures and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Discover USA's Best National Parks: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots and being safe and responsible Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, transit tips, emergency information, park seasonality, and hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, durations Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, tours, activities, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation Over 20 park maps. Useful Features - including Detours, Family Travel, and Month-by-Month (seasonality and activities calendar) Coverage of Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains & Shenandoah, Joshua Tree & Death Valley, Olympic & Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Yosemite, Zion & Bryce Canyon, and more. Lonely Planet Discover USA's Best National Parks, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for those seeking the most popular natural attractions the USA has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colorful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best. Looking for more focused coverage on America's top four national parks? Check out Lonely Planet's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks guide, Grand Canyon National Park guide, Yosemite, Sequoia & King's Canyon National Parks guide, and Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks guide for a comprehensive look at all that each park has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Danny, Palmerlee, Glenda Bendure, Ned Friary, Adam Karlin, Emily Matchar, and Brendan Sainsbury.