Synopses & Reviews
Tradition and innovation are twin pillars in America's captial city, where grand monuments beckon, memorials inspire and power browkers cut deals in Downtown bistros and Georgetown bars. Washington, DC appeals with attractions as diverse as the nation's population. Our savvy authors scour the city, pinpointing the best experiences in DC.
Explore The National Mall - experience America's front yard your own way with our special full-color National Mall chapter.
Tour The City - sample the corridors of power before savoring daily life in DC's energetic, vibrant neighborhoods.
Eat Out - indulge in Ethiopian pancakes, olive martinis, overstuffed Tex-Mex, oysters and mimosas, and all-American ice cream.
Go All Night - cut loose like the locals in DC's relentless nightlife scene by downing rooftop drinks, catching shows at the 9:30 Club or clubbing in Dupont till dawn.
Hit The Road - see the best of the Capital Region's varied attractions, from Atlantic beaches to Civil War battlegrounds to the full pallet of colors at Shenandoah National Park.
For sheer global reach and dogged research, attention must be paid to Lonely Planet --Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2003
Discover Washington DC
Toss a Frisbee in the shadows of the founding fathers on America's front lawn
View cutting-edge art in a former munitions factory
Drink beers while practicing your putt in a bar that doubles as a mini-golf course
Chow down on curry served from a van full of would-be circus ringleaders
In This Guide:
Two authors, 50 days of in-city research, 15 detailed maps, innumberable half-smokes eaten
Dedicated Politics chapter reveals what makes the capital city tick
Expanded Eating chapter lets you taste everything from Chesapeake Bay crabs to Salvadoran pupusas
Expanded to deepen coverage of D.C. sights, culture, activities, and excursions, this volume includes a new full-color National Mall, coverage of hip, emerging districts, and expanded excursions coverage of Virginia wine country, Civil War sites, Shenandoah National Park, and the Atlantic Coast.