Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Washington, DC is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spend hours under the spell of the Smithsonian Institution's many museums, see the monuments and memorials lit up at night, or shop along historic Georgetown's cobbled lanes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Washington, DC and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Washington, DC Travel Guide:
- Full-color maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, politics, arts, media, architecture, sports, cuisine, entertainment, and more.
- Free, convenient pull-out Washington, DC map (included in print version), plus over 35 color neighborhood maps
- Covers National Mall, Foggy Bottom, the White House, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Adams-Morgan, U Street, Columbia Heights, Southeast, Northeast, Northwest, Northern Virginia, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Washington, DC, our most comprehensive guide to Washington, DC is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
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Wind’ (Bob Dylan) ‘I’m Just a Bill’ (School House Rock) ‘Rock Creek Park’ (The Blackbyrds) In the early 20th century, segregation of entertainment venues meant that black Washington had to create its own arts scene. Jazz, big band and swing flourished at clubs and theaters around DC, particularly in the Shaw district. Greats such as Duke Ellington, Pearl Bailey, Shirley Horn, Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster all got their start in the clubs of U St NW. Today, this district has been reborn, with
certain segments of the population). Along these lines, 2012, Independence, The Day the Earth Stood Still, the spoof Mars Attacks! and the Cold War–era Earth Vs the Flying Saucers all feature DC on the edge of destruction. Not surprisingly, DC is a popular setting for political thrillers: In the Line of Fire (Clint Eastwood as a savvy Secret Service agent protecting the president), Patriot Games (Harrison Ford as a tough CIA agent battling Irish terrorists) and No Way Out (Kevin Costner as a
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and spot hidden cameras at the International Spy Museum (Click here ). Explore Downtown & Penn Quarter Washington’s downtown is less conventional city center and more of a gussied-up transition space between the National Mall and Washington’s residential communities. The neighborhood both emerges from and is attached to Penn Quarter, a corridor formed by the line Pennsylvania Ave creates between the White House and the Capitol. There are the usual chain stores and bright lights, but the