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Your Guide to a World of Travel Experience
A complete and imaginative guide to family fun with enough activities and ideas for every day of the year!
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Washington D.C. resident Beth Rubin, author of "The Complete Idiot's Travel Guide to Washington, D.C., " now offers a complete and imaginative guide for parents to one of America's top family destinations. Maps.
The most complete and imaginative guide to one of America's top family destinations!
This completely updated edition reveals the most fun and educational experiences for kids of all ages in the nation's capital. It's full of incredibly detailed tips - right down to which hotels offer cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs and kids' menus. Inside you'll learn where to find hands-on, interactive museums; children's entertainment, from concerts and children's theater to puppet shows; tips for how to introduce your kids to the historic attractions; kid-oriented shopping, and parks and other places to play.
About the Author
Beth Rubin has written extensively on family topics for 20 years and has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since the early 1960s. During that time, she has played tour guide to her own two children and grandchildren as well as the offspring of numerous relatives and friends. Her experience and tell-it-like-it-is style make this well-researched book indispensable to anyone living in or visiting the nation’s capital with kids in tow.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1. PLANNING A FAMILY TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
1) Visitor Information.
2) When to Go.
What Things Cost in Washington, D.C.
Kids' Favorite Events (by month).
3) What to Pack.
4) Tips for Travelers with Disabilities.
5) Health & Other Precautions.
6) Getting the Kids Interested.
7) Getting There.
CyberDeals for Net Surfers.
8) Keeping the Kids Entertained While Traveling.
2. FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS.
1) Preparing for Your Trip.
2) Getting to the United States.
3) Getting Around the United States.
Fast Facts: For the International Traveler.
3. GETTING TO KNOW WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Neighborhoods in Brief
2) Getting Around
Fast Facts: Washington, D.C.
4. FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS.
1) Best Bets.
2) Capitol Hill.
3) Convention Center.
5) Dupont Circle.
Tips for Bargain Hunters.
7) Foggy Bottom.
8) Upper Northwest.
9) Suburban Maryland.
10) Suburban Virginia.
11) Bed & Breakfasts.
5. ) FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS.
1) Best Bets.
2) Restaurants by Cuisine.
3) Capitol Hill.
4) Convention Center.
6) Foggy Bottom.
8) Dupont Circle.
10) Upper Northwest.
11) Suburban Maryland.
12) Suburban Virginia.
6. WHAT KIDS LIKE TO SEE & DO.
Highlights for Kids: The Top 10 Attractions by Age Group.
1) The Smithsonian Institution.
Activities That Don't Cost a Penny.
A Gem of a Story.
Where Children Can:
2) Monuments, Memorials & the National Cathedral.
A Little Piece of History.
3) The White House & Branches of the Government.
Did You Know?
4) Other Museums & Archives.
Don't Tear It Down.
5) For Kids with Special Interests.
U.S. Navy Memorial & Visitor Center.
6) Organized Tours.
7) Exploring Georgetown.
Walking & Shopping Tour: Georgetown.
7) Nature, Sports & Other Outdoor Activities.
1) Parks, Gardens & Other Wide-Open Spaces.
2) Outdoor Activities.
3) Rides for Children.
8) Shopping for the Whole Family.
1) The Shopping Scene.
2) Shopping A to Z.
9) Entertainment for the Whole Family.
5) Puppet Shows.
6) Story Hours.
7) The Circus.
10) Easy Excursions.
1) Theme Park Thrills.
2) Mount Vernon.
3) Old Town Alexandria.
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