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Washington, D.C. - The Delaplaine 2020 Long Weekend Guide: Long Weekend Guides

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Washington, D.C. - The Delaplaine 2020 Long Weekend Guide: Long Weekend Guides

Length:
135 pages
55 minutes
Released:
Apr 2, 2020
ISBN:
9781393879015
Format:
Book

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A complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend in WASHINGTON, D.C. Updated throughout the year, you'll save a lot of time using this concise guide.
 

"There is so much to do in the nation's capital that I found the other 2 guidebooks we'd bought were so long and complicated that we were completely bewildered. We ended up using this one. Much more to the point." –Ellen P., Racine

 

"The Delaplaine guide books 'cut to the chase.' You get what you need and don't get what you don't." –Wilma K., Seattle

=LODGINGS, from budget to deluxe

= RESTAURANTS, from the finest the area has to offer ranging down to the cheapest (with the highest quality). More than sufficient listings to make your Long Weekend memorable.


=PRINCIPAL ATTRACTIONS -- don't waste your precious time on the lesser ones. We've done all the work for you.

 

=SHOPPING – some under the radar shops you'll want to know about.

Released:
Apr 2, 2020
ISBN:
9781393879015
Format:
Book

About the author

Delaplaine lives on South Beach, Miami’s Billion Dollar Sandbar. He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile) and journalism. He also has a series of Long Weekend Guides covering some 70 cities around the world. Email: andrewdelaplaine@mac.com He writes several series: The “JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR” political thriller novels. “THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV,” a series of novels starring the great-great-grandson of the famous consulting detective. “THE ANNALS OF SANTOPIA” series, an epic that follows a Santa born in 1900 through to his death 82 years later. The AMOS FREEMAN police thrillers. Other novels: “The Trap Door” follows a boy who is taken back in time to 1594 and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. “The Meter Maid Murders,” a comic look at a detective trying to nab a serial killer on South Beach who only murders meter maids. Has written and directed three features (one doc, two narrative features), and won several awards for his film work. (See imdb.com for details).  His latest film, “Meeting Spencer,” starring Jeffrey Tambor, won the prestigious Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay.  DELAPLAINE’S “LONG WEEKEND” GUIDES These no-nonsense guides contain Delaplaine’s recommendations and advice for travelers visiting these places for 3 or 4 days.


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Washington, D.C. - The Delaplaine 2020 Long Weekend Guide - Andrew Delaplaine

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Delaplaine

2020

Long Weekend

Guide

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Andrew Delaplaine

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Senior Writer - James Cubby

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Table of Contents

WHY WASHINGTON?

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GETTING ABOUT

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WHERE TO STAY

Ridiculously Extravagant

Sensible Alternatives

On a Budget

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WHERE TO EAT

High on the Hog

Middle Range

Quality Bargain Spots

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WHERE TO SHOP

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NIGHTLIFE

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WHAT TO SEE & DO

WHY WASHINGTON?

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DID YOU FIND AN INTERESTING PLACE?

If you discover a place you think I should check out on my next visit, drop me a line, will you? I’ll mention your name if I end up listing it.

andrewdelaplaine@mac.com

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Because it is our nation’s Capital where so much of our history is remembered in national institutions such as the Smithsonian. If you can’t feel like an American here, you’re not trying. Walking the Mall or staring up at Lincoln’s grim visage sitting in his marble chair. He walked the same path you are walking. It’s a very sobering experience to visit the Capital, and something every American should do at least once.

Besides all the marble monuments, imposing edifices and traffic congestion, there’s fabulous shopping, lots of free museums, great restaurants, a nightlife scene as active as most other places and vibrantly humming communities living the life of Washington every day and every night.

Politics is to Washington what movies are to L.A., so whatever bar you find yourself in after a long day traipsing through museums, be careful: you might be standing next to a White House assistant or a CIA spy. You never know what will happen in Washington.

GETTING AROUND

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BY CAR

But only if you must. They have gone out of their way to make brining a car downtown one of the worst hassles anywhere in the country. There are speed traps, red light cameras, almost no parking, unannounced street closings, you name it. If you drive here, plan on parking your car and leaving it while you make use of the increasingly user-friend mass transit options.

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WALKING

No kidding. This is one of the best towns for walking I can think of. Since they’ve made parking such a hassle downtown, and the public transportation has gotten so good, many people leave their cars at home.

When you use pubic transport to get downtown, you’ll find yourself walking a lot anyway because so many of the capital’s attractions are strung along the Mall, so the easiest way to get to them is by walking.

The Metro system is good, and with trains, buses and even bikes in common use, getting around is easier than you think.

The Transportation Department has a web site explaining all the options. It’s very clear-cut. GoDCgo - www.godcgo.com/

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METRO

The Metro is DC’s subway system. It’s pretty good. It has 5 color-coded lines that are easy to use. Numerous station are downtown where the system runs underground.

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METROBUS

A little more complicated for the visitor, but very useful if you can figure out the routes.

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CIRCULATOR BUS

dccirculator.com/

The DC bus system used to be pretty bad, but the circulator Buses are great and very tourist-friendly. They also go places hard to reach by the Metro.

They are like shuttles in the sense that they run on a fairly predictable schedule (every 10 minutes or so) and go between main attractions and the city's most popular neighborhoods for visitors. Costs $1. All D.C. Circulator routes run every ten minutes and cost $1. There are currently five routes.

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