A visual travel guide to Washington D.C., providing descriptions and illustrations of significant sights in Old Downtown, Capitol Hill, the Mall, Georgetown, the White House and Foggy Bottom, and surrounding areas; and includes advice on where to stay, eat, and shop.
The book’s design and style is trademark DK Eyewitness -- with hundreds of color images, maps and a few building cross-sections -- except the pages are now of matte paper instead of glossy. It has an excellent tear-out map, laminated and folded and very legibly labeled with neighborhoods, streets, sites and MetroRail lines.
Note that word earlier, “explore” -- this is a guide that will get you out and about, especially since more than half of the sections map out “A Short Walk” of 1.5-2 miles, focused on a theme of the area. Note also that it includes just a few recommendations for lodging, dining or entertainment (when it does, it’s for sites that are destinations in themselves). It’s an inspiring, lively guide for anyone planning leisure time in DC.
(Review based on a copy of the 2019 edition provided by the publisher.)