Frommer's Washington, D.C. 2002

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Overview

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

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!

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Frommer's guidebooks are packed with the essentials: maps, expert advice, and recommendations for the top places to eat, sleep, shop, and simply relax. Frommer's guides offer more hotel listings than most other series and also include an excellent opening chapter that highlights the best of each destination -- those absolute don't-miss experiences that will make your trip something special. Art, music, fine dining, and much more are covered in detail, with all costs, directions, and other vital information included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764565069
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/29/2001
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Elise Hartman Ford has been a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area since 1985. She contributes regularly to such newspapers as the Washington Post, and to Washingtonian and other magazines. In addition to this guide, she is the author of Frommer's Washington, D.C., from $70 a Day, Frommer's Memorable Walks in Washington, D.C., and two books about places to rent for special events and meetings: Unique Meeting, Wedding and Party Places in Greater Washington, now in its fourth edition, and Unique Meeting Places in Greater Baltimore.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

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.

5. Accommodations.

6. Dining.

7. Exploring Washington, D.C.

8. Shopping.

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.

Index.

General Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

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