The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C.

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  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Macmillan General Reference
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Guides travelers to Washington's best cultural and historic sights-and offers helpful hints on how to beat the crowds and avoid long waits More than 75 in-depth restaurant reviews explain where to find a good meal Incisive hotel ratings show how to find the best lodgings at the best prices Shows how to get around, how to see the government work, and where to find parks and outdoor activities.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Washington without the Hasslep. 1
About This Guidep. 2
Planning Your Visit to Washingtonp. 33
When to Gop. 33
Getting to Washingtonp. 36
A Calendar of Special Eventsp. 38
Hotelsp. 45
Deciding Where to Stayp. 45
Getting a Good Deal on a Roomp. 46
Tips for Business Travelersp. 53
Hotels and Motels: Rated and Rankedp. 55
Hotel Information Chartp. 72
Washington on Businessp. 86
Not All Visitors Are Headed for the Mallp. 86
The Washington Convention Centerp. 87
A Convention Center Calendarp. 92
Arriving and Getting Orientedp. 95
Coming into the Cityp. 95
A Geographic Overview of Washingtonp. 102
Things the Natives Already Knowp. 104
How to Avoid Crime and Keep Safe in Public Placesp. 112
Getting around Washingtonp. 120
Driving Your Car: A Really Bad Ideap. 120
Riding the Metro: A Really Good Ideap. 121
Taxisp. 134
People with Special Needsp. 134
Sight-seeing Tips and Toursp. 137
Plan before You Leave Homep. 137
Washington with Childrenp. 146
Optimum Adult Touring Planp. 159
The Red Line Tourp. 163
Touring Strategiesp. 164
Excursions beyond the Beltwayp. 168
Helpful Hintsp. 171
Washngton's Attractionsp. 178
Where to Gop. 178
The Mallp. 186
Capitol Hillp. 213
Downtownp. 221
Foggy Bottomp. 227
Georgetownp. 230
iDupont Circle/Adams-Morganp. 231
Upper Northwestp. 237
Northeastp. 242
Southeastp. 244
Maryland Suburbsp. 248
Virginia Suburbsp. 251
Dining and Restaurantsp. 254
Experiencing Washington Cuisinep. 254
The Restaurantsp. 262
More Recommendationsp. 271
Restaurant Profilesp. 275
Shopping in Washingtonp. 339
Mall Shoppingp. 339
Great Neighborhoods for Window-Shoppingp. 341
Specialty Shopsp. 347
Entertainment and Nightlifep. 355
Washington Nightlife: More Than Lit-Up Monumentsp. 355
Profiles of Clubs and Nightspotsp. 372
Exercise and Recreationp. 386
Working Outp. 386
Recreational Sports: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, and So Onp. 392
Spectator Sportsp. 399
Indexp. 403
Subject Indexp. 403
Restaurant Indexp. 415
Nightclub Indexp. 419
Reader Surveyp. 421
List of Maps and Illustrations
Washington, D.C., Touring Zonesp. 8
The National Mallp. 10
Capitol Hillp. 12
Downtownp. 14
Foggy Bottomp. 16
Georgetownp. 18
Dupont Circle/Adams-Morganp. 20
Upper Northwestp. 22
Northeast D.C.p. 24
Southeast D.C.p. 26
Maryland Suburbsp. 28
Virginia Suburbsp. 30
Washington Convention Centerp. 88
Washington, D.C., and Vicinityp. 96
Reagan Washington National Airportp. 98
Dulles International Airportp. 99
Baltimore-Washington International Airportp. 100
How to Use the Metrop. 122
Washington Old Town Trolleyp. 157
Capitol Hillp. 215
Mount Vernon Trailp. 387
C&O Canal Towpath Trailp. 388
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tourp. 394
Sugar Loaf Mountain Bicycle Tourp. 395
W&OD Railroad Regional Parkp. 397
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