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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.Index.General Index.Accommodations Index.Restaurant Index.
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.