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by Joe Surkiewicz,Eve Zibart

eBook The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C. (Unofficial Guides) download ISBN: 0764575570
Author: Joe Surkiewicz,Eve Zibart
Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (February 18, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 428
ePub: 1458 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Traveling
Subcategory: United States

Joe Surkiewicz, Eve Zibart. We are going to Washington, DC in October and this book will defininately help keep us out of trouble with traffic, transportation and getting around the area to see what we really want to see.

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Eve Zibart, AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS, INCLUDING The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans, The .

Eve Zibart, AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS, INCLUDING The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans, The Unofficial Guide to New York, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-ups, and The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion, is a feature writer and restaurant critic for the "Weekend" section of the Washington Post; as the former nightlife columnist, she drew on her intimate knowledge of. . s diverse after-hours scene as well as the area's vast array of dining spots when writing our entertainment and restaurant sections. Eve also scoped out where to find the best deals for our.

Eve Zibart, author of several books, including The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans, The Unofficial . The Unofficial Guide was a great resource for planning our trip to DC. The attraction and restaurant profiles were invaluable for prioritizing and planning our limited time

Eve Zibart, author of several books, including The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans, The Unofficial Guide to New York, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-ups, and The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion, spent many (many!) years as a feature writer, nightlife columnist, and restaurant critic for the Washington Post and now contributes to Washingtonian and other magazines. The attraction and restaurant profiles were invaluable for prioritizing and planning our limited time. There were a few errors, but every travel guide has some - things change. Eve also scoped out where to find the best deals for our chapter on shopping and gently reminded Joe that biking is only one form of exercise.

Eve Zibart, AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS, INCLUDING The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans, The Unofficial Guide to New York, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-ups, and The Ethnic Food Lover’s Companion, spent many years as a feature writer and restaurant critic for the Washington Post and now contributes to Washingtonian and other magazines. Series: Unofficial Guides (Book 223).

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* Guides travelers to Washington's best cultural and historic sights-and offers helpful hints on how to beat the crowds and avoid long waits * More than 75 in-depth restaurant reviews explain where to find a good meal * Incisive hotel ratings show how to find the best lodgings at the best prices * Shows how to get around, how to see the government work, and where to find parks and outdoor activities
Comments: (7)
Samut
I looked at a number of books dedicated to providing advice for travel to Washington DC. I purchased this one after reading the reviews and reading the sample pages. And I was not disappointed. I found the information here to be very accurate and readable. It provided the basic facts needed to plan a good trip. We spent a total of 5 days in DC, and though I've been there twice before, I relied on the advice from these authors. Never once was I disappointed. If I ever spend as much time in another city that the authors have researched, I will not hesitate to purchase that book as well. Too many first-time tourists whom we met during our time in DC did not have a good idea of what they were doing, and I believe they probably ended up wasting a lot of valuable time in a city that is chock-full of things to do. Several times I was able to make a quick decision in just a couple of minutes by looking the information up by using the handy index.

I do want to mention an earlier review of this book where the reviewer said that the book itself was too big to bring along. That's ridiculous. The book is not much bigger than a paperback and fits quite nicely in a backpack. My advice: Bring this book along with you while traveling around DC and you won't regret it.
Acrobat
Like the other Unofficial Guides we've used, this book paid for itself with the first piece of advice we looked up! After that, I scanned cover-to-cover, and by the end of the book we had a great sense of which attractions we wanted to visit and how to go about arranging our days. A gold-mine of tips for touring the places that are hard to get into in the post-9/11 era. It's also packed with information on neat things to see and do off the beaten path. You can't go wrong with this one!
Bukus
The errors in this guidebook, let me count them.
(1) Information on the Mount Vernon tours was wrong. The departure times for the two touring companies were mixed up. (It's a good thing I thought to call ahead!)
(2) The phone number given for the National Archives was no longer in operation.
(3) Yes, it's true the subway doesn't go to Georgetown, but as of 2006, D.C. offers a bus line, The Circulator, that does.
(4) The Smithsonian National Museum of American History had already begun a staggered closing of many of its exhibits for a 2007 building renovation, something this guidebook never mentioned. (Thanks NMAH web site!)
I bought this title particularly because it was published in 2005 & it was the most up-to-date, well-reviewed title I could find, but I found a handful of time-wasting errors in it over a span of four days.
Being a first time visitor to Washington D.C. I would have appreciated a guidebook that had color photographs of buildings, monuments, & major art works, but except for the front cover this book has no photos. As for the book layout, I appreciated the subway & D.C. maps on the inside front & back cover, but I had a hard time finding sections of the book without laboriously using the index. This is not a guidebook to be looking through while you're on the go. The restaurant listings also seemed unnecessarily limited. I didn't spend much time sightseeing because I was attending a convention, or I, no doubt, would have encountered more inaccurate information.
After thumbing through several guidebooks before my visit, I would recommend the DK (Dorling Kindersley) Eyewitness or Top 10 glossy photographic guidebooks. You can probably find sites with hotel ratings & information just as easily on the web. And you can always look up phone numbers & addresses for attractions in your hotel's yellow pages, which you may have to do anyway with this book. I wanted to purchase a guidebook that was text-heavy, but that also increases the odds that some of the information will be wrong.
If you e-mail your U.S. Senator or Representative or visit the D.C. tourism website, they will send you free guidebooks with a Calendar of Events & descriptions of tourist attractions that are as helpful as what you will find in this book &, in my experience, more up-to-date. Three-and-a-half out of five stars for this guidebook. Wasted time is wasted money.
Love Me
We are going to Washington, DC in October and this book will defininately help keep us out of trouble with traffic, transportation and getting around the area to see what we really want to see. There is a lot of specific information on the different regions of Washington, DC...someone really did their homework.
Mr.Death
We just returned from a great visit to Washington, D.C. I purchased several tour guides before our trip. We were especially interested in suggestions as to what would be of interest to our 9-year-old son.

This book was by far the most helpful. The book includes great suggestions for your visit to our nation's capitol. Especially helpful to us was that it rated every attraction by its popularity with various age levels (from preschool kids to senior citizens).

You can leave the rest of the books at home, but don't go to DC without this one. And be sure to read it before you go!
Madis
Almost perfect DC travel guide. I went to a national chain bookstore and studied
every book they had on DC. The unofficial guide is the best for general info on what to do,see and eat in DC.Good size not too bulky but really concise. Maps and all. I also purchased DK Eyewitness to DC because I liked the idea that it offered floor plans of some of the major sites and color pictures. I highly recommend the
Unofficial Guide.

Roben
Anardred
We enjoyed the simple layout of the book along with the factual information about DC--We ended up using many portions of the book during our visit and found it to be accurate and concise. Even you have visited DC before, you'll find the information helpful. Recommendations of places to see and times to visit are great and you can tell that the folks who did the research, did a thorough job. You won't go wrong with this book.
I purchased this book prior to a trip to D.C. Even though my husband grew up in the area we found it very beneficial for our short two day visit. We had not visited in many years and found the "don't drive your car into D.C." advise was truly great advise. We enjoyed the train ride in and considered it just part of the adventure. We highly recommend this one.