50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (Paperback)

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May. Mother's Day. Graduation. Summer vacation planning. This wonderful book could be used for lots of occasions. Tons of information with great color photos. I like the "State of the Art" that tells you about movies, songs, art, and BOOKS related to the state. Other features include "Festivals", "Local Flavor", and "Little Known Facts". Say ROAD TRIP!!, but do you agree with what they picked for Michigan?

— margaret


This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

About the Author

During three decades as a editor, writer, and photographer, JOE YOGERST has lived and worked on four continents—Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Islands magazine, the New York Times (Paris), and numerous National Geographic books. During that time, he has won four Lowell Thomas Awards, including one for Long Road South, his National Geographic book about driving the Pan American Highway from Texas to Argentina.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426216909
ISBN-10: 1426216904
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: 5,000 Ideas