Fodor's Washington, D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis

Fodor's Washington, D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis

by Fodor's Travel Publications

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Overview

Ready to experience Washington, D.C.? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Washington, D.C. travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Washington, D.C., and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore the Smithsonian Museums, visit the Lincoln Memorial or the White House, or explore the city's increasingly sophisticated restaurant scene, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Washington, D.C. includes:

    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Washington, D.C.
    • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on the National Air and Space Museum, the U.S. Capitol building, and Arlington National Cemetery.
    • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.
    • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time.
    • MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste.
    • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds, and a calendar of festivals and events.
    • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems.
    • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS that add perspective and enrich your travels.
    • COVERS: The Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol Building, the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian museums, Arlington National Cemetery, Georgetown's boutiques, U Street's restaurants, Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Annapolis, Baltimore, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting other historic cities on the east coast? Check out Fodor’s Philadelphia, Fodor's Boston, and Fodor's New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640971448
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Series: Fodor's Travel Guides Series
Edition description: 24th ed.
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 467,500
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

For over 80 years, Fodor's Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler's trip. We hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. Our books make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime.

Table of Contents

1 Experience Washington D.C. 6

26 Ultimate Experiences 8

What's Where 18

10 Things to Buy in Washington, D.C. 20

10 Things Not to Do in Washington, D.C. 22

Washington, D.C., Under the Radar 24

Free Things to Do in D.C. 26

Washington, D.C. Best Bets 28

Washington, D.C. Today 30

Best Tours in D.C. 32

What to Read and Watch Before Your Trip 36

Washington, D.C. with Kids 38

2 Travel Smart 39

Know Before You Go: Washington, D.C. 40

Getting Here and Around 42

Before You Go 46

Essentials 47

D.C.'s Top Festivals 53

Great Itineraries 54

Washington, D.C. Black History Walk 56

Contacts 58

3 The National Mall 59

Neighborhood Snapshot 60

Sights 61

Restaurants 88

Hotels 90

Performing Arts 90

Shopping 91

4 Downtown 93

Neighborhood Snapshot 94

Sights 95

Restaurants 104

Hotels 111

Nightlife 115

Performing Arts 117

Shopping 118

5 Capitol Hill And Northeast 121

Neighborhood Snapshot 122

Sights 123

Restaurants 140

Hotels 144

Nightlife 146

Performing Arts 148

Shopping 149

6 Foggy Bottom 153

Neighborhood Snapshot 154

Sights 155

Restaurants 162

Hotels 164

Nightlife 167

Performing Arts 167

Shopping 168

Activities 170

7 Georgetown 171

Neighborhood Snapshot 172

Sights 173

Restaurants 177

Hotels 179

Nightlife 180

Performing Arts 182

Shopping 182

Activities 186

8 Dupont Circle And Kalorama 187

Neighborhood Snapshot 188

Sights 189

Restaurants 193

Hotels 196

Nightlife 198

Performing Arts 199

Shopping 200

9 Adams Morgan 203

Neighborhood Snapshot 204

Sights 205

Restaurants 207

Hotels 209

Nightlife 210

Performing Arts 211

Shopping 211

10 U Street Corridor And Shaw 213

Neighborhood Snapshot 214

Sights 215

Restaurants 217

Hotels 224

Nightlife 225

Performing Arts 231

Shopping 232

11 Upper Northwest 235

Neighborhood Snapshot 236

Sights 237

Restaurants 242

Hotels 244

Performing Arts 244

Shopping 245

12 D.C. Waterfront 247

Neighborhood Snapshot 248

Sights 249

Restaurants 253

Hotels 256

Nightlife 257

Performing Arts 259

Shopping 259

13 Arlington 261

Neighborhood Snapshot 262

Sights 263

Restaurants 274

Hotels 276

Nightlife 277

Performing Arts 277

14 Side Trips From Washington, D.C. 279

Welcome To Side Trips from Washington, D.C. 280

Planning 282

Alexandria, Virginia 283

C&O Canal and Great Falls Parks 293

National Harbor 295

Mount Vernon, Woodlawn, and Gunston Hall 297

Annapolis, Maryland 301

Baltimore 310

Index 320

About Our Writers 336

The Mall: America's Town Green 69

On the Hill, Under the Dome: Experiencing the Capitol 129

Arlington, The Nation's Cemetery 267

Maps

Black History Walk 57

The National Mall 62-63

Downtown, Chinatown, and Penn Quarter 98-99

Capital Hill and Northeast D.C. 126-127

Foggy Bottom, the West End, and the White House 158-159

Georgetown 176

Dupont Circle and Kalorama 190-191

Adams Morgan 206

U Street Corridor, Logan Circle, Shaw, and Columbria Heights 218-219

Upper Northwest 238-239

Waterfront, Southeast, The Wharf, and Anacostia 250-251

Arlington and Northern Virginia 264-265

Alexandria, Virginia 284

Mount Vernon, Wood Lawn, and Gunston Hall 300

Annapolis, Maryland 304

Baltimore, Maryland 312-313

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