The DC Capital Kids Family Guide to Washington, DC

The DC Capital Kids Family Guide to Washington, DC

by Chris Sylvester
     
 

Searching for a guidebook of the Washington, D.C., area that has all the practical information you need and will also enhance your family's experience at the area's attractions? Written by an experienced Washington, D.C., tour guide, this guidebook educates and entertains in a way that will make your visit to the nation�s capital even more special. This book combines… See more details below

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Searching for a guidebook of the Washington, D.C., area that has all the practical information you need and will also enhance your family's experience at the area's attractions? Written by an experienced Washington, D.C., tour guide, this guidebook educates and entertains in a way that will make your visit to the nation�s capital even more special. This book combines the information of a travel guidebook with unique scavenger hunts designed for family interaction. The scavenger hunts involve items to find, tasks to complete and questions to answer at more than 50 main attractions in and around Washington, D.C. Examples of scavenger hunt tasks and questions found inside: 1. Lincoln Memorial: Find the spot on the steps where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his �I Have a Dream� Speech in 1963. What was his dream? 2. U.S. Capitol: Who was supposed to be buried in the Capitol Crypt? 3. Ford�s Theatre: Go outside the theater and find the alleyway where Booth escaped. Did anyone see him during his escape? 4. Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum: Find the Apollo 11 space command module. Where did it fly? 5. Mount Vernon: Find the key to the Bastille prison in Paris that was given to Washington by his friend, the Marquis de Lafayette. This book also includes valuable recommendations for family friendly lodging and dining as well as useful information about annual festivals, parks, sports and recreational activities, amusement areas, the performing arts, and additional fun and educational activities in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Rob Anderson
This is an up-to-date, comprehensive and useful book for families with children visiting as well as living in the Washington, DC area.

Using this book engages both the children and the adults during an afternoon or multiday visit to the area. This is also a quality resource for trivia buffs and it looks like a lot of time went into it (430 pages). 5 Stars!
Amazon - Scott Smith
This book has everything a family will need to know to visit DC. From planning the trip, to travel logistics, to where to eat and stay, and what to see -- it really does a very thorough job. Very easy to use, and all the important historical facts are included about each location. On top of all this, the book includes scavenger hunts for the kids to do at each site -- a nice touch to make your DC trip more interactive and educational. Highly recommended! 5 Stars
Amazon - Brian Green
This book is a must have for anyone who plans to visit Washington DC. It is so well researched, and is extremely informative. The author's writing style is fun and interesting. I don't have any children but can only imagine that the scavenger hunt would be great fun for children. I would recommend this book heartily to anyone.
Amazon - Glenn Muschert
We recently took a trip to Washington, DC, and this book helped us to maximize our enjoyment. I can see that the author really understands precisely what families hope to get out of a Washing, DC vacation: fun, culture, education, and ease of navigation. Among the unique features are the scavenger hunts at numerous important sites. These are a fun and they offer kids a way to engage the important historical/cultural sites without being overwhelmed.
Amazon - Mike Smith
This is a must-have book for families interested in seeing the great sights in DC. Aside from the fact that this comprehensive book is chock-full of details, it is brand-new and also written by a licensed DC tour guide. The "scavenger hunts" set this book apart from others on this topic and they are quite fun! The book itself is well-organized and there are so many scavenger hunts that the kids will never be bored. Of course, even without the hunts, the book can be used by adults, too.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014873826
Publisher:
Hunting Creek Press
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
430
File size:
4 MB

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