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Eyewitness Travel Guides Top Ten San Antonio And Austin [Paperback]

Dorling Kindersley

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June 23 2009 DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides
Whether you are traveling first class or on a limited budget, this Eyewitness Top 10 Guide will lead you straight to the very best San Antonio and Austin have to offer. Dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 historic sights including the Alamo, to the Top 10 museums, shopping areas and restaurants - provide the insider knowledge every visitor needs. And to save you time and money, there's even a list of the Top 10 Things to Avoid. Find your way effortlessly using the detailed maps, which fold out from the front and back covers, plus many smaller maps inside. Includes Fascinating historic sights, Best restaurants in each area, Must-see museums and galleries Great bars, clubs & live music venues, Unmissable parks & natural wonders, Best shopping districts & markets, Liveliest festivals & cultural events, Most fun places for children, Best hotels for every budget Insider tips for every visitor, and Over 275 color photographs, maps & illustrations!
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; Pap/Map edition (June 23 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756645808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756645809
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 10 x 18.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #607,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A colorful history, as well as a dazzling array of world-class attractions and lively festivals, make San Antonio one of the most popular destinations in Texas. Read the first page
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great for San Antonio ... skip if going to Austin! Sept. 23 2008
By S. Spooner - Published on Amazon.com
The "Top 10" series is great for travelers. We recently used them in Hong Kong and Beijing. The guides get right to the point! Unfortunately, the Top 10 San Antonio and Austin covers mostly San Antonio. If interested in Austin, this is not the book to buy.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Thin on Info about Austin Jan. 10 2010
By JPinSB - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a fan of the Top 10 series -- a series that has provided me with a quick overview of destinations around the world and a check list of things to remember while visiting an area. I purchased this to help with planning a trip to Austin, TX with the knowledge that its typical brevity would also be its strength. This book, however, failed in even that use. The book contains a 6-page section on Austin and annoyingly, lists the Top 10 things to see around Texas, forgetting to identify in which City the sites are located, leaving you searching map coordinates to find out whether the suggested Top 10 site is in San Antonio, Austin, the Hill Country or Corpus Christi. You can make this book work as an overview of the area, but why do so when you can find more detail and a better "index" in virtually any other book on Austin. I'd pass on this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Useless for Austin Aug. 4 2011
By Ken Zirkel - Published on Amazon.com
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As others have said (and I should have read), this book is useless if you are going to Austin. There is basically zero Austin information in this book. The title is misleading. It should be called "top 10 San Antonio". I bought it and returned it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information to plan a trip May 11 2013
By T. Kay White - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm the type of person that likes tio know what attractions are available where I am going. Once I have this information than can group the attractions by location instead of going back and forth to prevent from wasting time and energy.
2.0 out of 5 stars Attention visual learners: Stay away from Kindle version... Oct. 2 2012
By dustin dirickson - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a huge fan of DK travel guides for a number of years due to their wonderful layout, concise overviews, and vibrant illustrations, I opted for the digital version (for my iPad) expecting DK to do what DK does best. Unfortunately, the digital download is nothing like the hardcopy! It lacks any sophisticated layout scheme, the images and maps are low-res, and the links take you on a time-warp journey to a part of the book that is hard to return from. There is no sense of feeling grounded to the book in any fashion, of knowing where one "is" within the text. Basically, this Kindle edition looks like a college student's typed outline notes from a lecture class, with tiny images and hyperlinks sporadically placed throughout. The information is still there, but for one expecting a "DK" original, a big disappointment.

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