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Washington DC Travel

City Guides

  • Beyond DC
    Beyond DC offers loads of information on city planning as it pertains to Washinton, D.C. The website provides profiles of neighborhoods.
  • Cultural Tourism DC
    This website features historic neighborhoods and events. Includes guided, walking, and bus tours. You can print out their maps and brochures for the walks.
    • Passport DC
      For four weeks in May, visitors and residents can celebrate and sample international culture and heritage in Washington, DC. Many of DCís more than 200 embassies and international cultural centers will open their doors to showcase their culture, art, music, dance and food.
  • New York Times Travel: Washington, DC
    Read recent travel articles about Washington.
  • WETA Local Washington
    Information on Washington DC from WETA, their public television station.
  • Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation
    The official tourist guide to Washington DC. Includes a list of 101 things to do in DC for free. Choose "Visitor Information" for what to do and where to stay, eat, shop.
  • Washington Post: Going Out Guide
    Find reviews and directions in our guide for entertainment, museum exhibits, monuments and memorials, movies, restaurants, theater, hotels, events and activities in DC, Maryland, Virginia.
    • Washingtology
      "Going deep in D.C. | When you poke around, you find stuff you never knew was there."
    • Best Bets
      Washington Post writers' lists of the area's best in dozens of categories.
  • Washingtonian: Visitor's Guide
    Links to sections of the Washingtonian magazine of particular interest to tourists, such as Dining, Getting Around, What's Happening, Tours, and Weather.
 

Attractions

A great advantage to Washington D.C. is that the majority of their museums are free!

 

Food and Dining

  • DC Foodies
    This is a blog by Jason Storch where people can read about his adventures in dining in the D.C. metro region. It provides information about food events, new restaurant openings, and the latest restaurants that he's eaten at.
  • Fresh Farm Market
    Check here for a farmers' market in the D.C. area. They have markets in Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter and H Street NE.
  • Washington Post: Food
    Includes articles, a searchable database, and an Annual Dining Guide.
  • Washingtonian: Restaurants and Dining
    Search for a restaurant by name, neighborhood, price, or cuisine. Also includes their list of 100 Very Best Restaurants and 100 Best Bargain Restaurants.
 

News & Events

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
    An annual event in late March and early April that celebrates the original gift of 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.
  • Washington City Paper
    Online weekly listing arts, music, movies and events from the alternative entertainment weekly.
  • Washington Flyer
    This "Official Magazine of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority" offers an entertainment and travel email newsletter.
  • Washington Parent
    Check out the activities and events for children in the DC area.
  • The Washington Post
    • Going Out Guide
      Includes bars and clubs, books, movies, museums and galleries, music, restaurants, shopping, sports and recreation, television, and theater and dance.
  • Washingtonian Magazine Online
    a monthly magazine for the DC area.
    • Events
      Every month The Washingtonian magazine publishes a select guide to the best theater, music, dance, art, and special events that the Washington area has to offer.
 

Maps & Transportation

  • CommuterPage.com
    CommuterPage.comģ is presented by Arlington County, Virginia, which sponsors the award-winning Commuter Assistance Program (CAP), serving people who live and/or work in, or travel through Arlington by providing programs and services that help them find a smarter way to work.
  • Go DC Go!
    Includes Find It Fast!, an Interactive Map to find the best way to get to your destination.
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
    Provides information on both Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan Washington National (DCA) airports.
  • Station Masters
    Includes a metro map and individual station maps for each station in the Washington Metro system listing points of interest.
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    provides bus and rail transit service to Washington, DC and the neighboring Maryland and Virginia communities. Bus and rail schedules available in Adobe PDF format.
  • Washington Post: Traffic
    This website will advise you of traffic alerts as well as offering a Traffic Map, List of Roads, Rail and Bus Conditions, and a Metrorail Map.
  • Washington Walks
    The best way to tour any historic city is by foot. Regularly scheduled drop-in walking tours from April to October.

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