Moon Publications. 480 pages. Tim Bewer brings years of travel writing to the table in this second edition of Moon Minnesota. From the old European charm of St. Paul to the sophistication of Minneapolis, this is the essential guidebook to Minnesota. The state has much more to offer than snippets of prairie life. The thriving Twin Cities nightlife bustles with places like Whiskey Junction and Fitzgerald Theater, Duluth's historic B&Bs recapture Victorian allure, while Bluff County boasts of the humorous SPAM Museum. A long-time Minnesotan, Tim gives you a great list of strategies to enhance your trip such as Best of Minnesota, A Long Weekend in the Twin Cities, and Wacky Minnesota. Outlining the guide by region, you can to make your way through the state or just devote your entire visit to one location. Moon Minnesota is sure to make your trip anything but common.
NTC Publishing Group. 160 pages. Size 5?"x8?". Includes black and white illustrations. Ramble through Minnesota's rural heartland on 10 weekend tours that follow winding back roads and lead to an endless variety of country attractions.
Globe Pequot Press. Discover hidden gems and secret places in Minnesota. Knowledgeably written and extensively researched, this guide takes the focus off mainstream tourist attractions and shines the spotlight squarely on the offbeat and unique. With a lively, user-friendly interior design and "fact blocks" stuffed with at-a-glance practical information, including dining, lodging, Web sites, and insider tips, this is the ultimate guide for those looking to capture the heart and soul of a destination.
Country Roads Press. 192 pages. Size 5?"x8?". Includes black and white illustrations. Highlights more than 50 unspoiled state and national parks, forests, and reserves, and includes all the information needed to enjoy these national treasures
Paul, Access Travel Guide. Harper Collins Publishers. 272 pages. Size 5?"x9?". Organized by neighborhood, the way people really explore, this guide features: detailed color maps and illustrations keyed to the entries; color-coded entries to distinguish restaurants, hotels, shops, parks, and sights; restaurants rated by price and quality; notes on history and architecture; bite-sized bits of information and impeccable design; a "Bests" section with recommendations by locals and well-known frequent visitors; Websites and e-mail addresses; exceptional user-friendliness of format.