About this title: It's the phenomenon: "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" has 2.2 million copies in print and has spent 144 weeks and counting on "The New York Times" bestseller list. Now, shipping in time for the tens of millions of travelers heading out for summer trips, comes "1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die." Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. Explore the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali wilderness. Collect exotic shells on the beaches of Captiva. Take a barbecue tour of Kansas City--from Arthur Bryant's to Gates to B.B.'s Lawnside to Danny Edward's to LC's to Snead's. There's the ice hotel in Quebec, the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Louisville after the Derby's over, and for every city, dozens of unexpected suggestions and essential destinations. The book is organized by region, and subject-specific indices in the back sort the book by interest--wilderness, great dining, best beaches, world-class museums, sports and adventures, road trips, and more. There's also an index that breaks out the best destinations for families with children. Following each entry is the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone numbers, costs, best times to visit.
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.