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Your Best Summer Ever - 42 of America’s Greatest National Parks, Cities, Beaches and Road Trips. Designed exclusively with North American readers in mind, Lonely Planet offers fresh travel ideas, practical tips and advice, essential information and stunning photography. Every issue will contain travel discoveries, inspiring photographs and the stories behind them, trip ideas and more. This summer we celebrate the centennial of America’s National Park Service and travel to some of the nation’s spectacular natural wonders, from the Alaskan wilderness of Denali to the rugged landscapes of South Dakota’s Badlands to the Florida Everglades. We also journey along the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe to encounter lions and elephants. For anyone looking for a tropical escape, our islands feature matches readers’ travel personalities with destinations perfect for them. Our Europe feature spotlights concierges at some of Europe’s trendiest hotels, who reveal their favorite local spots.

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  • SUMMER 2016

    Your Best Summer Ever

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    42 OF AMERICAS GREATEST NATIONAL PARKS, CITIES, BEACHES AND ROAD TRIPS

    Find your perfect island Discover insiders secret Europe Plan a dream African safari Enjoy weekend escapes to

    Nova Scotia, Maui,

    Sausalito, Martinique,

    Colorado and more

    AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS //

    INSIDERS EUROPE //

    ULTIMATE ISLANDS //

    QUEBEC //

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    SUMMER 2016

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    Celebrating National Parks

    On the 100th anniversary of Americas National Park Service, journey to some of the nations most spectac-ular destinations, from the majestic landscapes of Alaska's Denali to the rocky desert moonscape of South Dakotas Badlands to Floridas Everglades, Americas largest tropical wilderness.

    p. 52

    Insider's Guide to Europe

    A secret speakeasy in Rome, a scenic Barcelona mountaintop, a perfect Parisian breakfast and more: concierges at some of Europes trendiest hotels reveal their favorite local spots.

    p. 62

    10 PerfectIslands

    Find out which island matches your travel personality.

    p. 74

    Animal Planet

    Travel along the Zambezi River and through northern Zimbabwe to encounter lions, bipedal elephants and the mighty smoke that thunders.

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    All prices correct at press time. Prices for hotel rooms are for double, en suite rooms in low season, unless otherwise stated. Flight prices are for the least expensive round-trip ticket.

    //A pride of lions rests in Hwange National Park

    in Zimbabwe; an estimated 500 live in the region.

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    6 LONELY PLANET / Summer 2016

    contents

    // Cure Bar in New Orleans, known for its inno-

    vative cocktails, is one of chef Alon Shayas

    recommendations in our What to Eat feature.

    Globetrotter p. 9

    5 Spots

    A global list of the hot spots you need to know about now.

    10 New Ways

    Experience London like a local.

    Arrivals

    Travel info and happenings for the season.

    Gear Up

    All the gear you need for the perfect summer trip.

    Inside Knowledge

    Learn how to take advantage of a stopover.

    What to Eat

    Chef Alon Shaya takes us through New Orleanss diverse culinary scene.

    Easy Trips p. 31Ideas for take-them-now trips to California, Martinique, Nova Scotia and more.

    Great Escape p. 87Discover Quebec, Canadas French-speaking province, from the markets of Montreal to the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence, where migrating whales are the star attraction.

    Postcards p. 97Lonely Planet readers share their travel photos.

    Mini Guides p. 101

    Boston / Theres plenty to do in Beantown this season.

    Warsaw / Learn all about Poland's capital and its place in history.

    Madrid / Be dazzled by the architectural delights of one of Spains top cities.

    Vancouver / British Columbias capital can keep a family busy all summer long.

    Scotland / Explore nine iconic Highlands castles.

    Rio de Janeiro / As the Summer Olympics looms large, find the best beaches to visit in Brazil.

    DESTINATION INDEX

    BELIZECaracol / 18Caye Caulker / 64BRAZILRio de Janeiro / 113CANADABaf n Island / 71 Clinton / 18 Vancouver / 11, 109 Halifax / 32 La Mauricie National Park / 90 Lac Saint-Jean / 92Montreal / 88Tadoussac / 94CHILEChilo / 62CROATIAMljet / 66CUBAHavana / 98DENMARKBornholm / 73ENGLANDLondon / 14, 59FRANCEMartinique / 34 Normandy / 97Paris / 60 GERMANYBerlin / 54GREECESantorini / 68 ICELANDReykjavk / 19INDIAJaipur / 99Ladakh / 11ITALYRome / 53JAMAICANegril / 17MADAGASCAR / 72NEPALBhaktapur / 100PERU

    Colca Canyon / 99 Cuzco / 11PHILIPPINESBoracay / 67POLANDWarsaw / 105RUSSIASt. Petersburg / 12SCOTLANDHighlands / 111SINGAPORE / 19SPAINBarcelona / 58Madrid / 107SOUTH AFRICAKruger National Park / 11ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINESUnion Island / 70THE NETHERLANDSAmsterdam / 56UNITED STATESCalifornia: Sausalito / 39Colorado: Estes Park / 33Florida Panhandle / 38Hawaii: Maui / 16Louisiana: New Orleans / 22Maine: Chebeague Island / 18Massachusetts: Boston / 103New York: Finger Lakes / 35North Carolina: Asheville / 11Oregon: Portland / 36Rhode Island: Block Island / 65Texas: Marfa / 17 NATIONAL PARKS Arches / 51 Badlands / 45 Big Bend / 44 Denali / 47 Everglades / 45 Grand Canyon / 48 Great Smoky Mountains / 42 Hawaii Volcanoes / 46 Rocky Mountain / 33 Yellowstone / 50 Yosemite / 40, 50ZIMBABWE / 74

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  • 3editors letter

    Its time for a road trip! Whether youre planning to visit a speci c destination or just thinking about

    a cross-country drive to experience the best, quaintest or quirkiest of

    what America has to off er, summer is the time to hit the road.

    Last summer, I took an epic road trip: a drive along Utahs Scenic

    Byway 12, starting in Bryce Canyon and ending up in Boulder, Utah, at

    Hells Backbone Grill, where I had, unexpectedly, one of the best meals

    of my life: the lemony cluck, a simple chicken, veggies and rice meal

    taken to the next level by its freshness. My friend and I got to spend three leisurely days exploring

    Utah; while it was only about 100 miles or so on the byway, there was plenty for us to do as we

    drove from town to town. Thats what I love most about road trips: theres always a unique experi-

    ence just around the corner.

    A road trip is one of the best ways to explore Americas national parks. In this issue, in

    celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, were featuring several of the

    nations most popular parks (p. 40). We break them down (it was really tough to choose only 10, by

    the way!), linking up some with nearby NPS properties to create longer trips. We also have a drive

    to help you discover Nova Scotias coast including pirates (p. 32) and an itinerary to explore the

    white sand beaches of the Florida Panhandle (p. 38), one of my childhood favorites.

    If youd rather y or sail to a destination, were spotlighting some of our favorite islands (p. 62),

    and if youre headed to Europe this summer, youll want to check out our concierges feature (p. 52),

    where six of Europes top hotel concierges who know their cities inside and out off er their

    curated suggestions. I particularly love the Paris tips and will take Jean-Claudes advice to visit Guy

    Savoys restaurant during my next Paris adventure.

    One of my favorite pieces we worked on in this issue is What to Eat in New Orleans (p. 22).

    I recently dined at Alon Shayas restaurant on Magazine Street and I was simply blown away not

    only by the chefs avorful, beautiful Israeli food but also by his dedication to making sure that ev-

    ery one of his patrons has a memorable experience. When I was there, he walked around the dining

    room introducing himself, and you could just feel his energy and how much he wanted you to love

    the food that he grew up loving. New Orleanss food scene stretches far beyond Cajun and Creole,

    and chef Shaya is de nitely helping to rede ne this vibrant city. If you havent been to New Orleans

    lately, I suggest adding it to your travel list.

    Whatever your summer plans, I hope you nd some inspiration on our pages.

    Happy travels,

    Lauren@laurenr nney

    Chef Alon Shaya, p. 22

    Hiking through the Utah desert

    The lemony cluck at Hells Backbone Grill

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    5 SPOTS TO TALK ABOUT RIGHT NOW

    10 NEW WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH LONDON

    AMAZING PLACES TO STAY AND UNPLUG

    INSIDE KNOWLEDGE HOW TO DO A STOPOVER

    ARRIVALS TRAVEL NEWS

    WHAT TO EAT IN NEW ORLEANS

    GEAR FOR A SUMMER ADVENTURE

    globetrotterglobetrotterA WORLD OF TRAVEL TRENDS & DISCOVERIES

    // Crab season, which of cially kicked off in April, is an especially popular way to taste the summer fl avors of Chesapeake Bay. Try some at the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival on June 25 in Baltimore, or at the J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake on July 20 in Cris eld, Maryland. Find more food festivals in Maryland at visitmaryland.org.

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    AmazingPlaces to StayAND UNPLUG

    TRAVA ASA HANA / HANA, MAUI

    The thought of no A/C, no TV, no Wi-Fi and no

    signs of life after 9 p.m. might cause some to

    shudder, but youll forget all about those mod-

    ern conveniences after a few hours of blissful

    Zen in Hana, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

    Reachable by municipal airport or by driving the gor-

    geous Road to Hana, Travaasa Hana consistently

    tops lists as one of the most magical spots in the world.

    Built in 1944 and originally part of the family-run Hana

    Ranch, the