Washington, DC - Understand Washington, DC & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

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This chapter contains the Washington DC Today, History, Arts & Media, Architecture, This Po-litical City, Transportation and Directory A-Z chapters from Lonely Planet’s Washington, DC guidebook.

All the info you need on everything from history, architecture and politics to flights, public transportation, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for gay and lesbian travellers, and advice for travellers with disabilities.

  • a rundown on the city’s history of statesmen, assassins, demagogues and protestors
  • info on Washington, DC’s architectural gems
  • full coverage of the city’s varied arts scene
  • details on the complex political landscape

Coverage includes: Washington DC Today, History, Arts & Media, Archi-tecture, This Political City, Transportation and Directory A-Z.

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47 pages

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  • Information-rich to ensure you get the most from your time away
  • Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
  • from top sights and activities to shopping, nightlife and accommodation
  • Includes an A-Z Survival Guide and extensive pre-planning sections
  • Full colour, pull-out detailed city map plus colour maps throughout

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