Frommer's Washington, D.C. 2009 (Frommer's Complete) by Elise H. Ford

By Elise H. Ford

America’s no 1 bestselling trip sequence Written by way of greater than one hundred seventy five outspoken tourists world wide, Frommer’s entire publications aid tourists event locations the best way locals do. extra each year up to date publications than the other sequence 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual courses Outspoken critiques, specified costs, and recommended itineraries Dozens of specific maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout you are going to by no means fall into the vacationer traps in the event you trip with Frommer's. it really is like having a pal express you round, taking you to the areas locals like most sensible. Our professional authors have already long gone in all places it's possible you'll go--they've performed the legwork for you, and they are now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence bargains candid stories of such a lot of resorts and eating places in all cost levels. each Frommer's go back and forth consultant is up to date, with particular costs for every thing, dozens of colour maps, and interesting insurance of activities, purchasing, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us! completely up to date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's Washington, D.C. positive factors wonderful colour images of the monuments and memorials, points of interest and studies that wait for you. Our specialist writer, an established resident, hits all of the highlights, from the Smithsonian to springtime's wonderful cherry blossoms. She's looked at all of the city's most sensible lodges and eating places in individual, and should assist you locate the alternatives that fit your tastes and funds. Her sincere and opinionated eating experiences surround every thing from the simplest strength lunch spots to family-friendly offerings, from cheap ethnic spots to modern bistros opened by means of D.C.'s most well-liked new cooks. Our whole sightseeing consultant deals interesting historical past tales and sensible logistical information. search for up to the moment insurance of procuring and nightlife; distinctive strolling excursions; exact local maps; and facet journeys to Mount Vernon and Alexandria. you are going to even get a colour fold-out map!

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Enter the dashing young Adrian Fenty, the city’s new mayor, who seems more than up to the task of improving the city and carrying it forward. In office since January 2007, Fenty has shown himself to be a hands-on, can-do administrator, and he’ll need that attitude as he governs this metropolis of 581,530 people. The city he’s inherited has a diverse population: 55% African American and 8% Latino, with 12% being foreign-born, and 15% speaking a language other than English at home. There are slightly more female than male residents and the median age for the population is 35.

Ethiopian: Washington is said to have more Ethiopian restaurants than any other American city. The preponderance of Ethiopian restaurants in the U Street Corridor has even lent the name “Little Ethiopia” to the area. Etete, MUSIC Washington’s musical heritage is steeped in jazz and the legendary performances and compositions of native son Duke Ellington, who started his career playing in clubs along historic U St. NW. “Black Broadway” was the name given to this section of U Street, for Washingtonians Pearl Bailey, Jelly Roll Morton, and Shirley Horn, all performed here as well.

Signs pointing the way can be confusing, so ask an airport employee if you’re headed in the right direction; or, better yet, head out to the curb and hop a shuttle bus to the station, but be sure to ask the driver to let you know when you’ve reached the Metro (it may not be obvious, and drivers don’t always announce the stops). Metrobuses (& 202/6377000) also serve the area, should you be going somewhere off the Metro route. But Metrorail is fastest, a 15- to 20minute non-rush-hour ride to downtown.

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