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AAA’s All-New Digital TourBook Guide

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By AAA Travel Editors
February 08, 2021
Get the digital TourBook® guides for destinations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean at TourBook.AAA.com.
Since 1926, AAA’s free TourBook guides have been providing trustworthy travel information to AAA members. The digital guide is the same great TourBook you know and love, but now you can get that information and more in an eco-friendly, easy-to-use format on your smartphone, tablet or desktop. It is also downloadable, so you can access the guide wherever you are at any time of day.
Go from dreaming about your next vacation—whether that’s a family adventure to Yosemite, a romantic getaway in Asheville or a fun trip with friends in Austin—to planning with this interactive guide. You can find a hotel with ease and book your room with just a click of the Book Now button. Save money with access to special deals and benefits available only to AAA members, and you can rest assured that wherever you choose to stay, it will be clean and comfortable. Or follow the link to contact a travel agent at your local AAA office. They can assist you with a complete vacation package from finding the best deals and booking your hotel to helping you plan an entire itinerary.
All hotels in the digital guide have earned a AAA Diamond designation by going through rigorous inspections conducted by AAA’s team of professional inspectors. Not only are they clean; you can know what level of amenities are offered making it easy to choose a hotel that best suits your budget and your preferences.
Save time planning your trip by using our helpful articles. AAA’s team of travel editors has created one-day itineraries that you can follow exactly to get the most out of a short excursion. Alternatively, use them as a guide to get an idea of where things are in a city to assist in planning your trip, so you don’t waste valuable vacation time.
Our travel editors also have identified must-see attractions including GEMs (Great Experience for Members) that shouldn’t be missed. These include stops ranging from the Montreal Botanical Garden and The Field Museum in Chicago to the Painted Desert in the Petrified Forest National Park. They have also noted top places to take children, so everyone of all ages has a good time during your family vacation.
Unlike the printed guides, the all-new digital TourBook guides include road trips. You can use these to plan out an entire itinerary like a classic trip down Route 66 or a drive up the Northern California coast. Our suggested routes include stops such as tasty local restaurants to refuel, museums to learn about the area, and parks to recharge and stretch your legs in an idyllic setting. Or use them to take a detour down a scenic byway through forests, around lakes and even for leaf-peeping in the fall.
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What Else Will I Find?

• Diamond-designated restaurants with information on cuisine and pricing
• Sports and recreation, including where to catch games as well as places to hike, bike, golf and other activities
• Recreation charts to quickly identify national, state and local parks, as well as what activities and amenities are available
• High-quality maps to see nearby cities, national parks and scenic natural features
• Eye-catching photo galleries and videos that are shareable
• Interactive table of contents that navigates where you want in just a click
• Shopping information on malls and specialty districts
• Nightlife articles to find the best bars and late-night eats
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Travel Information from Experts You Can Trust

For more than 80 years, AAA’s expert inspectors have been evaluating hotels and restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. They conduct surprise evaluations based on a rigorous set of guidelines to provide members with detailed comments on what to expect at AAA Diamond-designated hotels and restaurants.
Unlike other rating systems that are based solely on travelers’ experiences, AAA inspectors determine Diamond designations on-site and according to established guidelines and requirements. The recently contemporized AAA Diamond Program reflects the latest in industry trends and travelers’ expectations. The designations not only indicate the level of amenities that you can expect at a property; they also assure that hotels offer a clean, comfortable experience no matter the budget.
Our team of AAA travel editors has been providing travel advice and information for members since the release of the first TourBook guide in 1926. They are experienced travelers who provide in-depth information on cities and attractions as well as sample travel plans. Now, with the digital AAA TourBook guides, AAA’s travel information is more convenient than ever.
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