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Whether you want to stroll beneath the cherry blossoms, visit the iconic domed Capitol, or tour the magnificent White House, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Washington, DC has to offer.
Washington, DC delights at every turn. Wherever you go, there is a marvel of architecture to be discovered, a scenic view to be savored, or a world-famous museum to be enjoyed. And that’s not to mention the lush green spaces and secret sanctuaries waiting to welcome weary travelers after a long day of sight-seeing.
Our annually updated guide brings this beautiful city to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our trademark illustrations.
– our pick of Washington, DC’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
– the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
– detailed maps and walks which make navigating the city easy
– easy-to-follow itineraries
– expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
– color-coded chapters to every part of Washington, DC from Capitol Hill to Penn Quarter, The Mall to Georgetown
– our new lightweight format, so you can take your guide with you wherever you go
Have less time? Try our pocket-friendly Top 10 Washington, DC for top 10 lists to all things Washington, DC.
From the Publisher
Welcome to Washington, DC
Explore Washington, DC’s renowned museums, striking political buildings, verdant parks, chic shopping, delicious dining options, charming historic areas and so much more with the help of your DK Eyewitness guide. Whether you’re here for a quick visit or a grand tour, we’ll help you to navigate the very best the region has to offer.
In-depth area-by-area guides
Our in-depth area guides make traveling across Washington, DC, easy, whether you want to discover dinosaurs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; dine along the picturesque waterfront; tour the White House; or venture out to the Blue Ridge Mountains—we’ve got you covered. And our selection of itineraries suggest several realistic ways to make the most of your time—whether you’re staying for two weeks or just a few days.
Look inside the biggest sights
Explore Washington, DC’s favorite landmarks with our famous cross-section illustrations, including 3D guides to the White House and the United States Capitol, as well as illustrated short walks through the city’s neighborhoods.
With so much to see, we’ve created expert-led special features that show how to travel across Washington, DC, your way. Across detailed page spreads, we take a look at how to view dazzling collections of art, find free festivals and events, catch the cherry blossoms in bloom, learn more about African American history, shop in elegant Georgetown, take the scenic Skyline Drive, and discover the city’s powerful political history.
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