100 Cities, 5,000 Ideas: Where




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Grab your passport and get ready to explore 100 cities around the world. This informative travel guide–the next in National Geographic’s blockbuster 5,000 Ideas series–takes you from skyscraper-filled concrete jungles to coastal urban oases. You’ll find hot tips for the best sights, bites, museums, and more for each location, as well as practical planning advice for when to go and what to expect when you arrive. And there’s something in these pages for every traveler: history buff, art lover, foodie, beach bum, or anyone in between. Take a dim sum tour through San Francisco’s Chinatown; hop a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto to capture two of Japan’s best cities in one vacation; discover the hidden historical gems in bustling Mumbai; bathe in the sun on Sydney’s beaches; temple hop your way through Bangkok and shop its floating markets; stand on the edge of the world in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city; take a walk through art history in Florence; or go on an urban safari in Nairobi. Filled with expert tips, bonus side trip suggestions, and tons of innovative activities, this is an inspirational and practical keepsake for any kind of globetrotter.

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Wondering what to do, see, or even eat on your next trip? Explore the informative and eye-opening recommendations featured in 100 Cities, 5,000 Ideas! With gorgeous photographs and detailed descriptions, you will find yourself immersed in the wide variety of metropolitan personalities. Big and small, old and new. No matter where your next travel destination is, this expert guide is sure to reveal hidden adventures that you won’t want to miss out on!


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Louisiana’s largest city is renowned for its cultural melting pot and around-the-clock party scene. However, the city also boasts a unique blend of neighborhoods, lesser- known areas that match the French Quarter when it comes to merriment, memories, and moodiness.

Highlights: Ideas for your next visit

1) Dine on classic beignets and chicory coffee at historic Café Du Monde.

2) Visit the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, first opened in 1794.

3) Hop a ferry to Algiers with its handicraft workshops, waterfront walk, and Jazz Walk of Fame.

Founded: 1718 Population: 970,000 Languages: English Size: 251 square miles (650 sq km) Time Zones: GMT -5 and -6 (CDT, CST) Also known as: The Big Easy, Crescent City, NOLA

Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Soccer, sand, and samba may grab most of the attention, but Brazil’s exotic seaside metropolis offers plenty of other diversions, from jungle trails and tropical gardens to amazing street art and space-aging architecture.

Highlights: Ideas for your next visit

1) Visit the Selarón Staircase in downtown Lapa for a colorful tile display.

2) Ride the Trem do Corcovado, an electric cog railway, to the summit for a breathtaking aerial view of the city at sunset.

3) Flock to Carretáo Ipanema, a classic Brazilian steakhouse, for an all-you-can-eat feast of barbecued beef, chicken, and salmon.

Founded: 1565 Population: 12 million Languages: Portuguese Size: 740 square miles (1,917 sq km) Time Zones: GMT -3 (BRT) Also known as: Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City)

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ National Geographic (November 8, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1426221673
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1426221675
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.33 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.16 x 0.9 x 9.14 inches