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NOW IN complete colour! Plus a unfastened full-color foldout map. Our writer, an established resident of Washington, D.C., offers insider suggestion on the way to see the entire highlights, from the Mall to ancient Georgetown. you are going to additionally get up to the moment insurance of buying and nightlife; in-depth assurance of Cambridge; targeted strolling excursions; exact local maps; recommendation on making plans a winning relations holiday; and facet journeys to Alexandria, VA and Mount Vernon.Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm innovations. Our specialist writers are captivated with their destinations--they inform it love it is in an enticing and beneficial way.Exact costs indexed for each institution and activity--no different courses provide such certain, candid reports of motels and eating places. We comprise some of the best, but additionally emphasize reasonably priced offerings for genuine people.All entire publications provide simple positive factors together with celebrity rankings and unique icons to indicate readers to nice reveals, first-class values, insider advice, most sensible bets for children, targeted moments, and overvalued stories.

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And one other thing: Hundreds of thousands of bikers from around the country roll into town in an annual tribute called “Rolling Thunder,” to pay Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Day. This 29th annual celebration welcomes visitors to 10 museums and historic houses located in several charming, off-the-Mall neighborhoods. Free food, music, tours, and crafts demonstrations are on offer. Shuttle buses travel to each location. Access the website, www. com. First full weekend in June. Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

But during this season, the city is also at its most crowded with visitors and school groups, here to view the blooming cherry blossoms or take advantage of spring breaks. C. will tell you how hot and steamy it can be. Though the buildings are air-conditioned, many of Washington’s attractions, like the memorials, monuments, and organized tours, are outdoors and unshaded, and the heat can quickly get to you. , IN DEPTH Specifically, from about the second week in September until Thanksgiving, and again from about mid-January to June (when Congress is “in”), hotels are full with guests whose business takes them to Capitol Hill or to conferences.

Hotel rates are cheapest at this time, too, and many hotels offer attractive packages. If you’re thinking of visiting in July and August, be forewarned: The weather is very hot and humid. Despite the heat, Independence Day (July 4th) in the capital is a spectacular celebration. Summer is also the season for outdoor concerts, festivals, parades, and other events (see chapter 8 for details about performing arts schedules). indd 33 7/26/11 10:51 PM sunscreen. But if you can deal with all that, this is a good time to visit.

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