The Unofficial Guide to Washington D.C.


The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C.
The Insider’s Guide to the Nation’s Capital

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Washington D.C.The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C. is the insider’s guide to Washington at its best, with more than 75 restaurants reviewed and 40 hotels reviewed and ranked for value and quality. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from attractions to rental car companies. With The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., you know what’s available in every category, from the best to the worst. Step-by-step detailed plans allow readers to make the most of their time in Washington, D.C.

Five great features and benefits offered only by The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C.:

  • Details on the best guided tours on foot and by boat, bus, horse carriage, Segway, bicycle, and trolley
  • A complete guide to Washington’s cultural and historic sights, with helpful hints for making the most of your time
  • Hotels reviewed and ranked for value and quality plus secrets for getting the lowest rate possible
  • Everything you need to know to get around quickly and easily
  • New in 2016: Field-tested Touring Plans

About the authors: Eve Zibart is the author of several books, including The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans, The Unofficial Guide to New York City, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-ups, and The Ethnic Food Lover’s Companion. She spent many (many!) years as a feature writer, nightlife columnist, and restaurant critic for the Washington Post, and has contributed to numerous magazines, including Cosmopolitan, US Airways Magazine, Capitol File, Gotham, Philadelphia Style, Ocean Drive, and others. Renee Sklarew was raised in the DC-Area and writes about her hometown for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, the Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine and VivaTysons Magazine. She contributed to Fodor’s Washington DC Guidebook in 2013 and 2014; and is thrilled to be part of the Unofficial Guide team so she may offer readers her insider’s advice about navigating the city from a parent’s point-of-view. Len Testa is the coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World, and The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. Len leads the team at, the website and research arm of The Unofficial Guides. Len lives in Greensboro, NC.

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  1. Matthew December 26, 2015Reply

    I enjoy visiting the museums. My favorite is Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, but I enjoy them all!

    • Liliane January 5, 2016Reply

      Indeed the Smithsonian’s are all gems!

  2. Elisabeth O'Brien January 6, 2016Reply

    I love the Newseum and my daughter adores the carousel on the Mall.

    • Liliane January 7, 2016Reply

      Love the Newseum but have never done the carousel. Next time.

  3. md9802 January 7, 2016Reply

    Any Smithsonian museum!

  4. CD January 7, 2016Reply

    The Smithsonian.

  5. Darlene Harmon January 9, 2016Reply

    We love DC…my husband loves Air & Space, and I love the National Gallery. Our son just moved to Bethesda so we’re anxious to visit him, and tour DC again!

    • Liliane January 11, 2016Reply

      Looks like you will be in DC a lot in the future!

  6. Pat J January 10, 2016Reply

    My son is going there with a youth group this summer, he needs this book!

    • Liliane January 11, 2016Reply

      Wishing him an amazing visit.

  7. James. January 27, 2016Reply

    I love the Mall in general, the Smithsonians are fun, and well known; NMAI has amazing food. Do they still have skating on the Mall in the winter?

  8. Katy January 27, 2016Reply

    I love exploring Georgetown, so beautiful and so much to discover!

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