The Rough Guide to Washington DC

The Rough Guide to Washington DC

by Jules Brown, Rough Guides Staff
     
 

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The Rough Guide to Washington DC is the most comprehensive handbook to the US capital. The guide includes a 16pp full-colour introduction to the the city''s highlights, from the Washington Monument and the White House to the seafood of Chesapeake Bay and panda bears of the National Zoological Park. The authors give expert description''s of Washington''s

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The Rough Guide to Washington DC is the most comprehensive handbook to the US capital. The guide includes a 16pp full-colour introduction to the the city''s highlights, from the Washington Monument and the White House to the seafood of Chesapeake Bay and panda bears of the National Zoological Park. The authors give expert description''s of Washington''s incomparable museums and showcase architecture, from the Lincoln Memorial and the Supreme Court. There are critical reviews of restaurants and hotels for every budget, as well as the lowdown on the best bars, clubs, shops and music venues. The author has been a regular visitor to Washington DC for many years and gives the lowdown on all the neighbourhoods from historic Georgetown to trendy Adams-Morgan, plus topical angles on history,politics and city development. Full-colour maps give coverage of every region of the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843534013
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Series:
Rough Guides Travel Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.68(d)

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Climate
Before air conditioning Washington was deserted from mid-June to September . . . But [now] Congress sits and sits while the presidents - or at least their staffs - never stop making mischief.
Gore Vidal, Armageddon: Essays 1983-1987
The local climate isn't great, it has to be said - often unbearably hot and humid in summer and bitterly cold in winter. It's claimed, with some measure of truth, that such an inauspicious spot was picked precisely to discourage early elected leaders from making government a full-time job. The advent of widespread air-conditioning during the 1950s alleviated matters, though, and as long as you're suitably kitted out for venturing outdoors you'll encounter few periods when sightseeing becomes unpleasant. Best times to visit are spring, early summer and fall, when the weather is at its most benign; there's usually snow (occasionally severe) in January and February, while late summer (July and August) is too hot and humid. Whenever you come, bring suitable, comfortable shoes - there's a lot of walking to be done.

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