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Thoroughly updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Washington, D.C. features gorgeous color photos of the monuments and memorials, sights and experiences that await you. Our expert author, a longtime resident, hits all the highlights, from the Smithsonian to springtime's glorious cherry blossoms. She's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. Her honest and opinionated dining reviews encompass everything from the best power lunch spots to family-friendly choices, from affordable ethnic spots to trendy bistros opened by D.C.'s hottest new chefs.
Our complete sightseeing guide offers fascinating background stories and practical logistical tips. Look for up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; and side trips to Mount Vernon and Alexandria. You'll even get a free color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
What's New in Washington, D.C.
1. The Best of Washington, D.C.
2. Planning Your Trip to Washington, D.C.
3. For Foreign Visitors.
4. Getting to Know Washington, D.C.
7. Exploring Washington, D.C.
9. Washington, D.C., After Dark.
10. Side Trips from Washington, D.C.
Appendix A: Washington, D.C., in Depth.
1. History 101.
2. Recommended Reading.
Appendix B: Useful Toll-Free Numbers & Websites.