Washington, D.C. Travel Guide
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Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2014
Plan Your Washington, D.C. Vacation
Washington is a city of vistas—a marriage of geometry and art. Unlike other large cities, it isn't dominated by skyscrapers. The result: The world's first planned capital is also one of its most beautiful.
The Capital City's hotel scene befits Washington's image as a world-class destination. With so much variety in lodging, the city has something for everyone—and...read more
Washington has long benefited from a constant infusion of different cultures, making it a stellar culinary host for visitors and transplants from around...read more
Things To Do in Washington, D.C.
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Classically majestic and stunningly beautiful, the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court stand at the heart of Washington, D.C. They... Read more
Home of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the marble Capitol is an architectural marvel filled with frescoes and statues. Tours begin... Read more
D.C. is filled with kid-friendly attractions. These sights are sure winners:... Read more
To get a sense for D.C. as the locals know it, try these experiences.... Read more
For thrifty visitors, D.C. can be a dream come true. All the Smithsonian museums and national memorials are free, as are many other museums—too... Read more
If ever there was a "do it yourself" city, it's D.C. The Metro system is safe and easy to navigate and most of the major sights and museums are... Read more
A getaway over Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend (January 17–20, 2014) proposes the perfect remedy... Read more
From buzzy emerging neighborhoods to a burgeoning culinary scene, here are five reasons to visit Washington,... Read more
Washington, D.C., is a city of trees, with some 300 tree species spread out in its vicinity. Each fall,... Read more
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The arts group to which I belong hired a small bus for the above trip. Read more
A photographer friend and I met at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History (woolly mammoth in entry) to see the winning entries of a recent photography contest sponsored by Smithsonian and Epson. Read more