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Frommer's New England [Paperback]

Matthew Barber , Leslie Brokaw , Paul Karr , Herbert Bailey Livesey , Marie Morris , Laura M. Reckford
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Oct. 5 2010 Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 827)
  • Our authors list the best places to see fall foliage, the best of small town New England, and the best destinations for antiquers.
  • Suggested itineraries run from the mountains ("Four Days Afoot in the White Mountains") to the cities ("Boston & Farther Afield") to the shore ("Exploring the Maine Coast" and "A Week by the Sea for Families.")
  • From world-class orchestras to the straw-hat circuit, the authors point you to the best of the arts in New England (indoors and out).

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"Using the expertise of knowledgeable travel writers and editors, Frommer's New England is stuffed like a turkey, with slivers of information spilling out as soon as you open the cover.Even experienced travelers will find new information in the guide.Follow the advice in the 'best' list and you won't go too far wrong." —Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Using the expertise of knowledgeable travel writers and editors, Frommer's New England is stuffed like a turkey, with slivers of information spilling out as soon as you open the cover.Even experienced travelers will find new information in the guide.Follow the advice in the 'best' list and you won't go too far wrong." —Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A travel guide for readers Oct. 14 2002
Format:Paperback
Let's face it; most travel books are a glance-and-go proposition. Most of them do a passable job providing key information, but they aren't exactly a pleasure to read. Frommer's New England 2003 changes all that. Not only are the cititations clear, correct, and complete, many of them are laugh-out-loud funny or wickedly sly. At the end of a busy day on the road, I actually found myself reading the guide for fun (while happily settled in one of the recommended accommodations).A literate guide obviously written by folks in the know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frommer's New England 2003 Oct. 3 2002
Format:Paperback
Great for a recent trip to Boston and Newport, RI.
The tips on what to see and what to avoid were dead on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Valuable May 13 2000
By Jill U. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have never bought a Frommer's Guide Book before, and now after I purchased this one, I am a loyal customer! I found it extremely insightful as to the most quaint New England towns to visit, which are the best routes to get there, practical information on the restaurants in town as well as their price ranges for any type of budgets - as well as advice on the many different bed and breakfasts that are available. This book caters to all travel styles, preferences and budgets. I planned most of my vacation with this book because it had phone numbers, prices, excellent directions... I could probably go on and on. Definitely a must for anyone who is traveling and not familiar with the area. It's like talking to someone who has lived in New England their whole life and is on hand to give you all the practical information you need to have a successful and fun/relaxing vacation. As if the book weren't great enough - they give you a wonderful full-sized pullout map that has all the towns marked on it which are mentioned in the book.
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A travel guide for readers Oct. 14 2002
By tara leonard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Let's face it; most travel books are a glance-and-go proposition. Most of them do a passable job providing key information, but they aren't exactly a pleasure to read. Frommer's New England 2003 changes all that. Not only are the cititations clear, correct, and complete, many of them are laugh-out-loud funny or wickedly sly. At the end of a busy day on the road, I actually found myself reading the guide for fun (while happily settled in one of the recommended accommodations).A literate guide obviously written by folks in the know.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overall Oct. 22 2005
By Todd Whatley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We bought the Mobile book, the "Everything" book and this book. Of the three, this had the most detailed information. The maps are not great but the rest of the book makes up for that. The regional grouping was a great help.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A limited tour of New England April 13 2009
By Stephen Senzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this book based on some favorable reviews. Several of the other prominent guides for this area got rather bad reviews. I was very disappointed to find that this book is very limited or specialized in some areas and lacking in others. (I live in NW CT and know the NE states fairly well.) We are planning a trip to Mass,.orth shore, not an area I know well. This book was very lacking in info about accommodations and restaurants in the entire area. It is useless for our trip. But if I wanted to go to Nantucket, and area with which I have some knowledge, it tells me about lots of expensive restaurants. I can't believe how little it tells me about New Haven, and Hartford might almost not exist. What were the weriters and publishers thinking? I am thinking I should return the book to Amazon.

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3.0 out of 5 stars a lack of connecticut Oct. 29 2007
By Sarah Crowley - Published on Amazon.com
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I was disappointed that there wasn't much said for Connecticut in this book and almost half of the book was on MA. There are other states in New England other than MA!!
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