Frommer's Portable Washington, D.C.

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Covering the highlights of a destination, these affordable pocket-sized guides include all the attention to detail found in a full-size Frommer’s Guide in a pint-size package.

  • Outspoken opinions on which attractions are worthwhile—and which aren’t
  • Exact prices to help travelers plan the perfect trip, no matter what their budget
  • The best hotels and restaurants in every price ...
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Overview

Covering the highlights of a destination, these affordable pocket-sized guides include all the attention to detail found in a full-size Frommer’s Guide in a pint-size package.

  • Outspoken opinions on which attractions are worthwhile—and which aren’t
  • Exact prices to help travelers plan the perfect trip, no matter what their budget
  • The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews

Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide—but in a concise, pocket-sized format.

Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to the top sights. Get the latest on hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife in a nutshell in these lightweight, inexpensive guides.

This handy, easy-to-carry guide is the perfect companion as you explore the monuments and memorials of the nation's capital. Our author, a longtime resident, knows all the ins and outs, and she'll take you straight to the highlights, from the Smithsonian museums to the White House. She's carefully chosen a great selection of hotels and restaurants in all price categories, and she'll also show you where to find the hottest bars, clubs, and cafes. With detailed maps and lots of insider advice, Frommer's puts the best of D.C. at your fingertips!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470384336
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #216
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elise Hartman Ford has been a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area since 1985. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, the London-based Bradman’s North America Guide, The Essential Guide to Business Travel, Ladies’ Home Journal, and other national, regional, and trade publications. In addition to this guide, she is the author of Frommer’s Washington, D.C., from $80 a Day, Frommer’s Memorable Walks in Washington, D.C., and Unique Meeting, Wedding, and Party Places in Greater Washington.

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Table of Contents


List of Maps     v
Planning Your Trip to Washington, D.C.     1
Visitor information     1
When to Go     1
Destination Washington, D.C.: Pre-Departure Checklist     2
Washington, D.C., Calendar of Events     3
Specialized Travel Resources     8
The 21st-century Traveler     10
Getting There     10
Getting to Know Washington, D.C.     15
Orientation     15
The Neighborhoods in Brief     21
Getting Around     23
Fast Facts: Washington, D.C.     29
Where to Stay     32
Capitol Hill/The Mall     32
Penn Quarter     38
Family-Friendly Hotels     39
Midtown     44
Adams-Morgan     49
Dupont Circle     51
Foggy Bottom/West End     55
Georgetown     58
Woodley Park     61
Where to Dine     65
Capitol Hill     65
Dining at Sightseeing Attractions     66
Downtown, Penn Quarter     69
Midtown     80
U Street Corridor     85
Adams-Morgan     87
Dupont Circle     90
Foggy Bottom/West End     94
Georgetown     97
Cleveland Park     101
Exploring Washington, D.C.     103
The Three Houses of Government     103
The Major Memorials     113
The Smithsonian Museums     118
Elsewhere on the Mall     130
Other Government Agencies     134
More Museums     135
Other Attractions     139
Parks & Gardens     143
Organized Tours     145
Shopping     147
Emergency Shopping     152
Washington, D.C., After Dark     155
The Performing Arts     156
Nightclubs     161
Late-Night Bites     166
Bars & Lounges     168
Electric Avenues for Live Music Lovers     170
Index     174
General Index     174
Accommodations Index     178
Restaurant Index     179
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