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Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2018 (EasyGuides)

Elise Hartman Ford

Washington, DC can be an overwhelming destination for visitors. With so many museums, so many historic sights, so many working government buildings to see―not to mention its scintillating foodie and nightlife scenes―just coming up with a plan can be stressful.

That’s where Frommer’s comes in. We’ve hired local journalist Elise Hartman Ford (a noted expert who has written for the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and countless other publications) to give you the advice and details you need to create the right vacation for you. These include strategies for seeing the iconic sights without fighting the crowds; places that only locals know about; and smart itineraries so you can make the most of your time in the city.

Frommer’s EasyGuide to Washington, D.C.2018 includes:

Dozens of maps, including a handy fold-out map of the city and its underground train system to help you make the most efficient (and fun) use of your time in the Capitol

Exact pricing and public transportation information for every listing in the book, so there’s never any guessing

Opinionated reviews which tell you which attractions are worth your time, and which will only be of interest to some visitors

Star ratings that take value into account, and will help you find the right hotels, restaurants, nightspots and shops for you, in all price ranges

Fun-to-follow, self-guided walking tours of DC’s most intriguing neighborhoods

16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs, at the front of the book, plus black and white photos throughout

About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

Fodor's Washington, D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

With history around every corner, Washington, D.C. is a city that seamlessly blends yesterday and today, and it's a perennial favorite for families. This updated guide--a strong domestic bestseller--lets travelers discover the myriad charms of the nation's capital, from its stately monuments to the trendiest restaurants.

Fodor’s Washington, D.C. includes:

PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides essential information about top attractions, nearby dining, and more.UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Coverage on brand-new museums, hotels, restaurants, shops, and bars. Includes fresh tips for staying and playing in top hotspots such as Dupont Circle and Georgetown.SPECIAL FEATURES: A full-color feature lets visitors explore the awe-inspiring Capitol Building while in-depth Getting Oriented sections help organize trips by neighborhood. A Side Trips chapter gives travelers useful information about expanding their trip with visits to Alexandria, Mount Vernon, and Annapolis.INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The Experience chapter includes a variety of useful sections, such as D.C With Kids, Free in D.C., and Top Attractions. Each neighborhood section opens with a "Top Reasons to Go" map, supported by other essential planning information. All this, plus exhaustively detailed chapters on Nightlife, Performing Arts, Sports, Shopping, and Side Trips, makes it easy for readers to custom-plan an exciting vacation.DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Washington, D.C. offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.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, and more.

Street Cars of Washington D.C. (America Through Time)

Kenneth C. Springirth

Street Cars of Washington D.C. is a photographic essay of the history of the well-kept modern street car system that provided frequent transit service to much of our nation's capital up to its closure in January, 1962. Washington D.C. was the first North American city to operate its entire base service by President's Conference Committee (PCC) cars. Washington D.C. had the fifth largest PCC car fleet in North America. While these cars had poles for overhead wire operation, they were the only PCC cars in the world equipped with plows for conduit operation. Washington D.C. PCC cars, all built by St. Louis Car Company, were about two foot shorter in length or one less window than other PCC cars, because of short clearances in car house transfer tables. The Silver Sightseer in Washington D.C. was the world's first air conditioned street car. Fifty four years later in February 2016, street cars returned to Washington D.C. All of this has been included in Street Cars of Washington D.C.

Great Food Finds Washington, DC: Delicious Food from the Nation's Capital

Beth Kanter

Food, cooking and restaurants reflect the spirit of Washington, DC, the people who live there, and their many cultures and cuisines. Culinary traditions here are firm, but there is a dynamic food/dining evolution taking place––from the finest white tablecloth restaurants to homey mom and pop cafes and chic new eateries. Great Food Finds Washington, DC features recipes for the home cook from the Capital’s most celebrated eateries alongside beautiful photography.

Secret Washington D.C. (Local Guides by Local People)

Sharon Pendana

A Darth Vader grotesque on a church, a giant chair, the longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere, a faithful replica of the Holy Land for those who can't make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, ingenious fencing forged from War of 1812 musket barrels, a yet uncracked cryptographic sculpture, the world's oldest continuously operating airport, the only state embassy in the nation...Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Washington, DC is a reserve of well-concealed treasures only revealed tothose who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors.An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew the city well, or who would like to discover its hidden face.

National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C. (National Geographic Walking Guides)

Barbara Noe Kennedy

See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C.

DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C. is your in-depth guide to the very best of the District of Columbia. Experience all that the United States' capital has to offer, from the Smithsonian museums to the historic district of Capitol Hill to the quaint streets of Georgetown — and everything in-between.

Additionally, this revised and updated travel guide for Washington, D.C., covers areas outside of the city for those looking to explore historic Civil War battlefields or hike the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C.:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.    • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.    • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.    • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances .    • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.    • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants .    • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation .    • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.    • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city .    • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C. truly shows you the nation's capital as no one else can.

Recommend: For a pocket guidebook to Washington, D.C., check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Washington, D.C., which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Frommer's Washington, D.C. day by day

Meredith Pratt

This is the fourth edition of our bestselling Frommer's Washington, D.C. day by day guidebook, and Meredith Pratt, a Washington, D.C. resident for over a decade, has been the author of the second, third, and now fourth such edition. Meredith is a much-published travel journalist, and has herself experienced (when she first arrived here) the challenge of making the most of the nation's vibrant capital.The book contains:- Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps- Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include Political Washington; Washington with Kids; Washington for Architecture Lovers; strolls through iconic neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, Georgetown, and the U Street Corridor; and more- Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions that clue readers in on great finds and values- Exact pricing so there’s never any guessing- Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet and dozens of bulleted maps throughout to help guide you from place to place

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy (History & Guide)

Alison Fortier

This tour of the nation's capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. Visit the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln's Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. Look around lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L'Enfant, the city's Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. From George Washington's Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of Washington, D.C., for a tour of America's most beloved sites. Join author and Washington insider Alison Fortier as she carefully curates an expedition to our shining city on a hill.

Washington D.C.'s Mayflower Hotel (DC) (Images of America)

Keith McClinsey

Located just four blocks from the White House, the Mayflower Hotel is “Washington’s Second Best Address,” as coined by frequent guest and former U.S. president Harry S. Truman. The hotel, which opened its doors on February 18, 1925, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized for its architectural significance as well as its historic distinction. The first major social event at the Mayflower Hotel was Calvin Coolidge’s charity and inaugural ball. This began a tradition of hosting inaugural events for Democratic and Republican presidents. The hotel’s history is inextricably tied to the history of the nation’s capital and, in many ways, to the nation itself. In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt wrote his inaugural speech in Suite 776 with the famous line, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” J. Edgar Hoover ate lunch at the Mayflower every working day for more than 20 years. In 1973, the Mayflower served as the temporary Chinese Embassy while their offices were being renovated. For over 80 years, this landmark has been regarded as the “Grande Dame of Washington, D.C.”

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