Frommer's New York State Paperback – Jan 3 2012
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From the Back Cover
Watching the horse races in Saratoga Springs is a summer tradition. See chapter 9.
Easy-to-read maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
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About the Author
Neil Edward Schlecht is a writer and photographer who frequently travels along the Hudson River between an old farmhouse in northwestern Connecticut and New York City. He is the author of more than a dozen travel guides—including Spain For Dummies; Frommer's Day by Day guides to Buenos Aires, Mallorca and Menorca, and Barcelona; and Frommer’s guides to Texas, Cuba, and Peru—as well as art catalogue essays and articles on art and culture.
Marc Lallanilla has written extensively on science, health, the environment, design, architecture, and travel. A resident of New York's Hudson Valley, he is also a co-author of Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures. His work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, ABCNews.com, About.com, and other online and print publications.
Brian Silverman is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, Caribbean Travel & Life, Islands, and Four Seasons. Among the many topics he writes about are food, travel, sports, and music. He is the author of numerous books including Going, Going, Gone: The History, Lore, and Mystique of the Home Run, and the Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports. For Frommer’s, he has written Complete, Portable, and Budget guides to New York City, as well as New York City For Dummies. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Upon reading this book at length, I would NOT recommend this book. Based on what was written for Rochester and most of the Finger Lakes, I can only assume that businesses paid to be in it because as a local I would recommend 1/10 of the places listed. The book is also very unappealing... newspapery-feeling paper, no exciting pictures (or color for that matter), and it's kind of hard to follow.
If it helps you, great! But if you're looking for a locals opinion, I wouldn't suggest this, unless it were free?
(2-star because it does include accurate information)