Beyond the Monuments in Washington, DC
An Insider's Guide to the Best Places to Eat, Drink, and Explore
Beyond the Monuments in Washington DC is your guide to some of the US capital's cool places to visit that extend way beyond power and politics.
Travel writer Kate Armstrong covers all of the new hip locales, including H Street Corridor, 14th Street and Union Market District, and the hangouts of historic Georgetown and Dupont Circle. She offers a local's take on where to go for great coffee, crafty cocktails, DC-centric shopping and superlative sights (these include the freebie 'must dos' around the Mall, such as the National Museum of the African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress). There are fun, themed walking itineraries for U Street, old town Alexandria, and gardens and homes of Georgetown, plus three accessible daytrips to Mount Vernon, Richmond, and Gettysburg.
There's so much to see and do in this under-rated city, and this book in the Curious Travel Guides series will add polish to your visit.
- The Curious Travel Guides highlight the best of coffee, culture and good food from an insider's perspective. They are perfect for all kinds of travel, including for those who may only have the weekend to spend in the city.
- Detailed reviews of selected temples, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and izakaya, museums and open-air spaces.
- Sleek, contemporary design with beautiful images, and a luxe leather-like cover make this book a beautiful keepsake.
- Other titles in the series: Neon Lights in Tokyo, Sundays in Paris, Lost in Florence, Art and Fiesta in Mexico City, Wanderlust in Berlin and Marrakesh, Explore the Magic of the Red City and California Travel Dreaming.
About this Author
An award-winning travel writer, Kate Armstrong has had her travel articles published around the world in international newspapers and magazines. Over the last 17 years, she's notched up over 57 Lonely Planet guides and trade titles. Unearthing quirky aspects of a city and country is her 'thing'. Kate loves chatting, eating, drinking and dancing her way into cultures. For the last eight years she's been based in and out of Washington DC and has thrived on the city's cuisine scene and cultural renaissance.
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