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Frommer's portable Washington, D.C.
Ford, Elise.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hungry Minds ; Chichester : Wiley, [2003]

Physical Description:
174 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
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F192.3 .F76 2003 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area

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Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized format.

Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to the top sights. Get the latest on hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife in a nutshell in these lightweight, inexpensive guides.

This handy, easy-to-carry guide is the perfect companion as you explore the monuments and memorials of the nation's capital. Our author, a longtime resident, knows all the ins and outs, and she'll take you straight to the highlights, from the Smithsonian museums to the White House. She's carefully chosen a great selection of hotels and restaurants in all price categories, and she'll also show you where to find the hottest bars, clubs, and cafes. With detailed maps and lots of insider advice, Frommer's puts the best of D.C. at your fingertips!

If you'd like to explore in greater depth, check out Frommer's Washington, D.C. or Frommer's Memorable Walks in Washington, D.C. If you're traveling on a tight budget, check out Frommer's Washington, D.C., from $70 a Day.

Author Notes

Elise Hartman Ford has been a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area since 1985. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, the London-based Bradman's North America Guide, The Essential Guide to Business Travel, Ladies' Home Journal, and other national, regional, and trade publications. In addition to this guide, she is the author of Frommer's Washington, D.C. from $80 a Day, Frommer's Memorable Walks in Washington, D.C., and Unique Meeting, Wedding, and Party Places in Greater Washington.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
1 Planning Your Trip to Washington, D.C.
1 Visitor Information
2 When to Go
Destination Washington, D.C.: Pre-Departure Checklist
Washington, D.C., Calendar of Events
3 Specialized Travel Resources
4 The 21st-Century Traveler
5 Getting There
2 Getting to Know Washington, D.C.
1 Orientation
The Neighborhoods in Brief
2 Getting Around
Fast Facts: Washington, D.C.
3 Where to Stay
1 Capitol Hill/The Mall
2 Penn Quarter
Family-Friendly Hotels
3 Midtown
4 Adams-Morgan
5 Dupont Circle
6 Foggy Bottom/West End
7 Georgetown
8 Woodley Park
4 Where to Dine
1 Capitol Hill
Dining at Sightseeing Attractions
2 Downtown, Penn Quarter
3 Midtown
4 U Street Corridor
5 Adams-Morgan
6 Dupont Circle
7 Foggy Bottom/West End
8 Georgetown
9 Cleveland Park
5 Exploring Washington, D.C.
1 The Three Houses of Government
2 The Major Memorials
3 The Smithsonian Museums
4 Elsewhere on the Mall
5 Other Government Agencies
6 More Museums
7 Other Attractions
8 Parks & Gardens
9 Organized Tours
6 Shopping
Emergency Shopping
7 Washington, D.C., After Dark
1 The Performing Arts
2 Nightclubs
Late-Night Bites
3 Bars & Lounges
Electric Avenues for Live Music Lovers