Frommer's New York City 2013

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Wiley, Jun 20, 2012 - Travel - 496 pages
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  • Free full-color, foldout map
  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you hit up the hottest spots in Miami, from the nightclubs of South Beach to the trendy restaurants in the Design District. There are also helpful tips on how to best see the state's natural beauty, from the sugar-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast to the swampy Everglades and from the chilled-out Florida Keys to incredible scuba diving on the Treasure Coast. Plus tips on where to find the best beaches, nature reserves, golf, boating, swimming, snorkeling, and diving spots in the state.  
  • Where to find the absolute best seafood in the state from rustic fish camps in Jacksonville to fine dining in  Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and more. Plus tips on where to find the most authentic Cuban food in Miami and the best places for sunset cocktails in Palm Beach and Key West.
  • Insightful commentary on Florida's history and culture, from Ponce de Leon's discovery of historic St. Augustine to the birth of tourism in Tampa Bay during the Gilded Age and from space exploration in Cape Canaveral to Ernest Hemingway's residency on Key West.
  • Tips for family-friendly activities, from how best to approach Orlando's Walt Disney World and Universal Studios to exploring some of Miami's kid-friendly museums and zoos. Tips on where to swim with manatees, wrangle an alligator, learn about nature, and drive a racecar (in Daytona).
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

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Review: Frommer's New York City 2013

User Review  - Sharon Helfrich - Goodreads

Definitely taking this along to NYC in a few weeks. Lots of updated info that I'm sure will come in handy! Read full review

Review: Frommer's New York City 2011

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

Really great guidebook. Well organized and with much useful information. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Brian Silverman (Senior Writer, Best of New York City, Exploring New York City, Where to Stay, Where to Eat chapters) 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: History, Lore, and Mystique of the Home Run, and the Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports. He is also the author of the blog Fried Neck Bones…and Some Home Fries at 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 Manhattan with his wife and children.

Kelsy Chauvin (Best of New York City, New York City In Depth, Planning Your Trip, Neighborhoods and Suggested Itineraries, Shopping, After Dark chapters) is a writer, photographer and filmmaker. Her first trip abroad was to Uzbekistan at age 15, a journey that sparked a lifelong thirst for travel. Her writing and photography has been published in magazines, online, and in various Frommer's publications. She lives in Brooklyn. "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." —Susan Sontag

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