Fodor's California 2013 (Paperback)
With history around every corner, Washington, D.C. is a city that seamlessly blends yesterday and today, and it's a perennial favorite for families. This updated guide--a strong domestic bestseller--lets travelers discover the myriad charms of the nation's capital, from its stately monuments to the trendiest restaurants. -EXPANDED COVERAGE: World-class museums, leafy parks, and an important arts scene make Washington, D.C. an ever-changing American showcase: more than 15 million tourists head here every year. Brand-new hotel, restaurant, shop, and bar reviews in this annual update offer fresh tips for staying, and playing, in such top hotspots as Dupont Circle and Georgetown. -ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Features in glowing color help visitors explore the awe-inspiring Capitol Building, the eye-popping sights of the National Air and Space Museum, and the nation's most revered resting-place, Arlington Cemetery. Thumbnail sketches highlight the stunning museums along the Mall. -INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The Experience chapter includes a variety of super-useful sections, such as D.C With Kids, Free in D.C., and Top Attractions. Chapters on Museums, Monuments and Memorials, and Official Washington cover the top sights. Each neighborhood section opens with a "Top Reasons to Go" map, supported by other essential planning information; some neighborhoods have walks as well. All this, plus exhaustively detailed chapters on Nightlife, Performing Arts, Sports, Shopping, and Side Trips, makes it easy for readers to custom-plan an exciting vacation. -DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Washington, D.C. offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. -PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions, walking tours, and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. -ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.