36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada

Barbara Ireland, creator of the “36 Hours” column in the New York Times, and editor Nina Wiener talk about the new book The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada. The Times has been offering itineraries in its popular weekly "36 Hours" column since 2002, and this book is a compilation of where to go, what to see, and where to stay in hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip.

Manhattan at dusk
Manhattan at dusk

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

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Rowers make their way down the placid Schuylkill river.
Rowers make their way down the placid Schuylkill river.

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

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Delicate Arch at sunset in Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah.
Delicate Arch at sunset in Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah.

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

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Inside the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Inside the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

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The Sangre de Cristo Mountains form a backdrop for residences designed by Ricardo Legorreta.
The Sangre de Cristo Mountains form a backdrop for residences designed by Ricardo Legorreta.

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

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Early morning at the Alamo, before the day’s onslaught of eager tourist crowds.
Early morning at the Alamo, before the day’s onslaught of eager tourist crowds.

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

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Spread from 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada.
Spread from 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada.

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

( Illustration Olimpia Zagnoli/TASCHEN )
Spread from 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada
Spread from 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada

From The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada, edited by Barbara Ireland.

( Illustration Olimpia Zagnoli/TASCHEN )
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