36 Hours in... - Travel Guide by Taschen

 

You can go far in a single weekend...
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Dream weekends with practical itineraries in all corners of Europe and North America

Culture, history, natural beauty, fine cuisine, artistic masterpieces, cutting-edge architecture and style— our planet overflows with so many riches that a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. But with the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend.

EUROPE:

Stylishly written and carefully researched, this updated and expanded collection of the popular New York Times 36 Hours feature offers you 125 well-crafted itineraries for quick but memorable European trips, accompanied by hundreds of color photographs to fire your imagination. Explore the expected: the Renaissance in Florence, surfing in Biarritz, flamenco in Seville. And discover the unexpected: Sicilian mummies dressed in their Sunday best, a dry-land toboggan ride on Madeira, a hotel in Tallinn with a KGB spies’ nest on the penthouse floor. World capitals, ancient nations that once ruled wide domains, tiny countries with big personalities—it’s all Europe, and all fun to read about (whether you actually go or not) in this handsomely designed and illustrated book.

Features:
  • 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay
  • 125 European destinations, from major cities to lesser known gems
  • Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels
  • Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region
  • Nearly 800 photos
  • Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli
  • Easy-to-reference indexes
  • Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
NORTH AMERICA:
To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces with so many riches, from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? One answer is the quick hit, a jam-packed adventure that delivers a full sense of a single place’s opportunities and personalities over a well-plotted two-night stay.

The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002. The many expert contributors, experienced travelers, and accomplished writers have brought careful research, insider’s knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Want to read what Sam Sifton suggests in his beloved borough of Brooklyn, or David Carr in Minneapolis, Mark Bittman in Death Valley, or Ariel Kaminer in lower Manhattan? Here is where to do it, with full-color photographs to entice you and handy maps to guide you.

In this book, the Times and TASCHEN bring together updated and new versions of "36 Hours" columns for 150 U.S. and Canadian locations, from the great urban centers on everyone’s travel list to surprising locales with undiscovered character and charm. The paths lead to fashionable clubs in Manhattan, blues joints in the Mississippi Delta, architectural treasures tucked in the Pennsylvania hills, the French America of Quebec, the seaside cliffs and Hollywood cool of California, and well beyond.

For a taste of adventure and a veritable journey throughout the continent, explore 36 Hours in America.

  • 150 North American destinations, from metropolitan hot spots to unexpected hideaways
  • Practical recommendations for over 600 restaurants and 450 hotels
  • Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region
  • Nearly 1,000 photos
  • Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli
  • Easy-to-reference indexes
  • Detailed city-by-city maps that pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
The editor: 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.

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