Book Description: Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting.Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival imagesWritten by Boston residentsExtensive reviews of more than 200 hundred restaurants and hotelsDay trips to Lexington, Concord, and PlymouthFreedom Trail and Beacon Hill walking toursInsider tips on the city's best music clubs and Irish barsGreat museums of the Boston AreaCity festivals and annual events including the Boston MarathonBoston's world-renowned colleges and universitiesAbout the AuthorsJournalists and critics Patricia Harris and David Lyon review restaurants online for Boston Sidewalk and write extensivley on art, travel, and food. They are frequent contributors to Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New England, and their articles have appeared in a range of publications from American Craft and Boston Globe to Food Arts and Travel Holiday.About the photographersJoel Sartore is a contract photographer fo National Geographic magazine. He has won many awards, including being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist.Robert Holmes has twice received the Travel Photographer of the Year Award from the Society of American Travel Writers. He has 18 books in print and is featured in the "Day in the Life" series.