With practical advice, fascinating background history, detailed maps, and a wealth of color photos and memorabilia, Travel Route 66 is the ultimate guide to the Main Street of America. Long one of America's most cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year. While stretches of the once-glorious road have been paved over or bypassed by the interstates, the journey from Chicago to Santa Monica along the path of the "double six" remains chock-full of unique roadside attractions, spectacular natural landscapes, and fascinating historical landmarks. Communities throughout each of the eight states touched by the "Main Street of America"-Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California-have embraced this vital piece of American history and offer a vast array of opportunities to experience the grandeur as well as the lost innocence of the glory days of Route 66.
In Travel Route 66 Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway's 2,500 miles. In addition to specific recommendations for places to visit, eat, and spend the night, Hinckley presents history for the highway and its attractions and suggests detours and daytrips off the beaten path, all while providing a vivid picture of the road that has long captured the imaginations of travelers from throughout the world. Illustrated with a wealth of color photos and vintage memorabilia, Travel Route 66 is a practical and entertaining guide to the America's Mother Road.
About the Author
Jim Hinkley is the author of five previous books on Route 66-including Voyageur Press' Route 66 Backroads, Ghost Towns of Route 66, and Route 66 Treasures-and he maintains a daily blog called Route 66 Chronicles. Through his books, his travels, and his blog, Hinckley has become an ambassador and historian for all things Route 66. He lives in Kingman, Arizona.
"Middle America and London are travel destinations as different as any two can be, but these guides are equal in their enthusiastic coverage." a Travel Roundup: Spring Travel Guides, 2014, "Booklist""
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 22.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1