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  • Full-color throughout, with free full-color foldout map.
  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Washington, D.C. provides up-to-the-minute coverage of D.C. shopping and nightlife; accurate neighborhood maps; advice on planning a successful family vacation; and side trips to Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon.
  • Our author, a longtime resident of Washington, D.C., gives you insider advice on how to see all the highlights, from the National Mall to historic Georgetown.
  • Expanded coverage of D.C. neighborhoods, with new itineraries and detailed walking tours to help you make the most of your time in the nation's capital.
  • Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • All Complete guides offer user-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118288559
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Series: Frommer's Color Complete Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

1 THE BEST OF WASHINGTON, D.C. 1

Washington, D.C. Today 12

The Making of Washington, D.C. 14

LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS 21

When to Go 23

WHAT WAS THAT? AN ABRIDGED DICTIONARY OF POLITICAL LINGO 24

Responsible Tourism in Washington, D.C. 30

2 WASHINGTON, D.C. IN DEPTH 11

The Neighborhoods in Brief 33

Iconic Washington, D.C. 41

Washington, D.C. for Families 47

A Women’s History Tour of Washington, D.C. 50

3 SUGGESTED WASHINGTON, D.C. ITINERARIES 32

Washington, D.C.’s Top 25 Sights & Attractions 55

Capitol Hill 58

THE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER 62

Dupont Circle 73

Foggy Bottom 76

Georgetown 77

Midtown 79

HOW TO ARRANGE A WHITE HOUSE TOUR 86

The National Mall & Memorial Parks 88

GETTING AROUND THE NATIONAL MALL AND MEMORIAL PARKS BY BUS 89

CAPITAL VIEWS 92

JAMES SMITHSON AND THE SMITHSONIANS 119

MUSEUMS IN ANACOSTIA 121

Northern Virginia 122

Penn Quarter 126

4 EXPLORING WASHINGTON, D.C. 54

Walking Tour 1: Strolling Around the White House 159

Walking Tour 2: Strolling Around Georgetown 167

5 STROLLING AROUND WASHINGTON, D.C. 158

6 WHERE TO EAT 175

Best Dining Bets 176

PRICE CATEGORIES 177

Atlas District 178

Capitol Hill & Barracks Row 178

EATING WITH THE INSIDERS 182

Downtown & Penn Quarter 183

Midtown 196

DINING GREEN IN D.C. 198

Mount Vernon Triangle 200

U Street Corridor 201

Adams Morgan 204

Dupont Circle 206

Foggy Bottom/West End 210

Georgetown 213

Glover Park 218

HUNGRY? MAKE LIKE A LOCAL AND FOLLOW THE FOOD TRUCKS 219

A SEAT AT THE BAR 220

Woodley Park & Cleveland Park 221

CHOCOLATE LOUNGES & CUPCAKE SHOPS 222

Family-Friendly Restaurants 223

Practical Matters: The Restaurant Scene 223

7 SHOPPING 224

Great Shopping Areas 225

Malls & Markets 226

EMERGENCY SHOPPING 229

Shopping A to Z 229

Practical Matters: The Shopping Scene 244

8 ENTERTAINMENT & NIGHTLIFE 245

The Performing Arts 247

GETTING TICKETS 248

The Bar Scene 253

CHEAP EATS: HAPPY HOURS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT 257

The Club & Music Scene 258

Southwest of the Mall 138

U Street Corridor 140

Upper Northwest D.C.: Glover Park, Woodley Park & Cleveland Park 141

Parks 145

Especially for Kids 151

FAVORITE CHILDREN’S ATTRACTIONS 153

Outdoor Activities 154

9 WHERE TO STAY 272

Best Hotel Bets 273

WHAT YOU’LL REALLY PAY 274

STAYING GREEN IN D.C. 276

Near Capitol Hill & the National Mall 277

Penn Quarter 281

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS 283

Midtown 286

Adams Morgan 291

Dupont Circle 292

Foggy Bottom/West End 300

Georgetown 302

Woodley Park 305

Glover Park 306

Practical Matters: The Hotel Scene 307

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS 308

10 SIDE TRIPS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. 310

Mount Vernon 311

Alexandria 316

BIKING TO OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA & MOUNT VERNON 322

11 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. 332

Getting There 333

Getting Around 340

Guided Tours 350

Fast Facts: Washington, D.C. 353

THE VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR VS. OTHER POPULAR CURRENCIES 358

WHAT THINGS COST IN WASHINGTON, D.C. 358

INDEX 365

ELECTRIC AVENUES FOR LIVE-MUSIC LOVERS 259

WINE BARS WOO THE CAPITAL 260

LATE-NIGHT BITES 266

The Gay & Lesbian Scene 266

Alternative Entertainment 267

Spectator Sports 270

Accommodations Index 373 Restaurant Index 373

On This Spot 16

Washington, D.C. at a Glance 34

Iconic Washington, D.C. 42

Washington, D.C. for Families 49

A Women’s History Tour of Washington, D.C. 52

Washington, D.C. Attractions 56

Capitol Hill 59

The White House Area 85

The National Mall 90

Arlington National Cemetery 123

Lower Rock Creek Park 149

Strolling Around the White House 161

Strolling Around Georgetown 169

Penn Quarter, Midtown, Capitol Hill & West End Restaurants 184

Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle & U Street Corridor Restaurants 205

Georgetown Restaurants 215

Washington, D.C. Hotels 278

Old Town Alexandria 317

D.C. Metropolitan Area 341

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