- Also check our best rated Travel Book reviews
The New York Times. 36 Hours. USA & Canada Flexibound – 27 Oct 2011
There is a newer edition of this item:
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
About the Author
Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many "36 Hours" columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Photos are really good and writing is very coincise - book to keep and use over and over. I have traveled extensively and this book give you a great summary if you only have a few days. Only US cities that are original and uniue are: New York, San Fran, Las vegas and New Oreleans, all others look very much alike with same kinds of houses and stores.
New York is big , moves so fast and NEW York natives are the best, assuming you can understand their accent. Some of the most friendly people are the New Yorkers - just don't say you are a New Jersey Giants fan !
You will hear at least 10 diff launguages spoken on the street.
San Fran is probably the most pretty city in America. So many hills, great food and
the gays know how to party too.
New Oreleans is old , historic , lots of unique food and people are the salt of the earth.
Vegas is just a crazy fun party town and nothing in USA compares to it.
Now, food and shows rule vs the mob in the old days. Lose at the tables - go drown your sorrows and have a 3.99 steak dinner or even better, go the Bellgio for the buffet and bring a bigger set of clothes !
I'm originally from Kansas City, and I looked it up. Turns out, it actually recommends restaurants that are lesser known, and stuff to see/do that I would recommend to others.
I did the same for Baltimore - where I now live, and the recommendations are pretty much about as good.
So, at least from looking up cities I know well, this book seems to pick out cool stuff to see and do, rather than the worn out tourist destinations. Sure, there are some of the touristy things included, but it isn't only that, which is what I'd expect from a Fodors or other travel books.