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Jul 31st, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Washington DC - The best guide book

Hi,
As to be expected, there's an abundance of guide books for Washington DC. Any preferences? Thanks!
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Jul 31st, 2006, 06:18 PM
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All you really need to know about DC- msueums, museums, museums! Seriously, you don't need to waste money on a guidebook- just post questions about food/lodging here, and invest in a good map. (oh, and don't go during the summer: early spring-late May is the best)

Have fun!
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Jul 31st, 2006, 09:35 PM
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Dear EugeneNY:

I have used Frommer's for both trips to DC and found them adequate.

Have fun!!

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Aug 1st, 2006, 04:11 AM
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We are going to use the Dorling KindersleyTravel guide we get here in Dutch translation.There the best,completely illustrated. After your visit you still have a wonderful souvenir with this guide book.They are bound and of glossy paper in a format for easy perusal.Paul
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Aug 1st, 2006, 02:40 PM
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EugeneNY, try the Washington Post site -- www.washpost.com. It's got just about all the info you could possibly want, for free. I agree with Paul, though, that having a guidebook AFTER the trip can be such a special reminder of a happy time! Cheers!
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Aug 1st, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Lots of people like guidebooks. Heck, that's why Fodors exists. You can't scan a travel thread when you are standing in front of Union Station trying to figure out what that statute is.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 03:22 PM
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To take along and use for walking around, you can't beat ACCESS guidebooks. They are laid out in a most useful way.
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Thanks everyone for your helpful responses!
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 07:48 AM
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When I'm trying to decide what I want to see in a given locale, I buy the DK Eyewitness Guide. Those glossy colored pictures really get me excited about my destination. (I rely on this board for things like hotel and transportation recommendations, however.)
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