I usually buy several different tour guide books when I plan to take a trip and then mark the best places in each. This guide's best section is Chapter 11. It has twelve sample itineraries based on your interest: theater lovers, art lovers, movie lovers, senior travelers, nostalgia buffs, a romantic getaway, and then several based on the amount of time you have. I found this really helpful when planning a day. Only a handful of color photos, no pullout map, and just a real basic amount of info on each location. This 300 page book is kind of a waste to lug with you on a trip. Would recommend photocopying the itineraries that you are interested in and taking them with you and carrying a guide with a good map and more specific info.