Drive Around Washington D.C.

Drive Around Washington D.C.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841578682
Publisher: Cook, Thomas Publishing
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Series: Drive Around Thomas Cook Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

About Drive Around Guides     8
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware at a glance     10
Introduction     12
Travel facts     14
Driver's guide     24
Getting to Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware     30
Setting the scene     32
Highlights and touring itineraries     40
Washington DC: The political powerhouse of the USA     42
Arlington and Alexandria: Colonial gentility and historic buildings     62
Northern Virginia: Civil War battlefields, rolling hills and fine inns     70
Shenandoah: The sublime beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the fertile Shenandoah Valley     78
The Piedmont: Small cities full of cultural delights     90
Richmond: The state capital with a rich and turbulent history     102
Richmond battlefields: Visit the site of battles that tore the emerging American nation apart     114
Fredericksburg area: Prosperous former tobacco-trading port and George Washington's childhood home     122
Tidewater: The tidal creeks, inlets, bays and coves of Virginia's coastal plain     130
Virginia's historic triangle: History preserved and brought to life at Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg     138
Hampton Roads: Surf-washed beaches and oceanside boardwalks     148
Baltimore: Transformed docks filled with museums, shops and places to have fun     158
Annapolis: The home of the US Naval Academy     172
Eastern Shore: Barrier islands with beaches, dunes and wild horses     182
Rockville to Frederick: The historic C&O canal and the Great Falls of the Potomac     192
Western Maryland and borderlands: Battlefield sites and rolling mountain roads     200
Southern Maryland: Escape from the crowds in this land of fishermen and shoreside parks     210
North Chesapeake Bay: Tidal estuaries and pleasure boats     220
Ocean City and Delaware Shore: Barrier islands, boardwalks, birds and seaside fun     228
Wilmington: A city rich in art, museums and history     238
Brandywine Valley: Colonial towns, antiques and lush countryside     246
Philadelphia: The bustling, artistic 'City of Brotherly Love'     254
Valley Forge to Gettysburg: Venerated sites associated with America's traumatic wars     268
Capital speak     282
Index     283
Feedback form     287

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