Synopses & Reviews
With Frommer's, family vacations have never been so easy. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places local parents and kids like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they've done the legwork for you and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges, and tells you which ones are kid-friendly. Every Frommer's with Kids Travel Guide is up-to-date with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and outdoor activities. You'd be lost without us!
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.
Let Frommer's Show You Where Your Kids Can:
Take a simulated orbital flight
Dress like Thomas Jefferson
Ogle the Hope Diamond
Pet a horseshoe crab
Touch a moon rock
Crawl through a replica of an African termites' mound
See money being made
Plus Invaluable Travel Tips:
Age ranges for each sight and activity
Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds
A complete rundown on restaurants with kids' menus
Shopping for everything from baby booties to comic books
Words of wisdom on safety in Washington, D.C.
How to have a good time without breaking the bank
About the Author
Beth Rubin has written extensively on family topics for over 25 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 friends and relatives. 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. How to Feel Like a Washington, D.C. Family.
2. Planning a Family Trip to Washington, D.C.
3. Getting to Know Washington, D.C.
4. Family-Friendly Accommodations.
5. Family-Friendly Restaurants.
6. Exploring Washington, D.C. with Your Kids.
7. Neighborhood Strolls.
8. For the Active Family.
9. Shopping for the Whole Family.
10. Entertainment for the Whole Family.
11. Side Trips from Washington, D.C.