Washington, D.C., for Families
Larry Lain; illustrated by Barb Lain
5 1/4” x 8” • 288 pages • b&w photos • illus. • maps
ISBN 9781566564717 • paperback • $15.00 •
There’s no more perfect city anywhere for a family visit than Washington D.C., as the latest book in Interlink Books’s popular collection of family travel guides demonstrates. Washington, D.C., for Families leads your family to world-famous buildings like the White House, the US Capitol, and the Washington Monument.
Visit the greatest cluster of museums on Earth—the Smithsonian—seeing everything from the Wright Brothers’ very first airplane to rocks brought back by Lunar astronauts, as well as plenty of dinosaur skeletons, more famous paintings than an art-appreciation textbook can hold, and, even, the infamous Hope Diamond.
See the grave sites of George Washington, John F. Kennedy, and countless American war heroes; visit the theater where Lincoln was shot and the bedroom in which he died; and walk through the homes of two centuries of some of the country’s most famous and infamous personalities.
In Washington, you’re surrounded by magnificent buildings and spectacular views. It’s an easy city to get around in, with many major attractions just a short stroll apart as well as an easy-to-use subway system that can take you anywhere you want to go. This book will lead you to the most interesting, entertaining, and memorable family sites and activities in the Washington area with the savvy and wit of an experienced traveler and parent.
Like the other books in this series, Washington, D.C., for Families is meant to be your complete guide to the destination:
• How to get there most efficiently, whether you’re coming from 50 miles away or from halfway around the world.
• How to find affordable places to stay, including some options you may never have considered.
• How to manage your money and your meals.
• And most important, how to get the most out of your travels by living like a local. This book will show you how to make your family more than tourists, how to instead become temporary Washingtonians, with all the savvy and confidence of the native.
Not only that, but the travel tips in Washington, D.C., for Families will show you how to banish the friction that too often is a part of travel, so you can return home even better friends than you were when you started out.
A unique aspect of the books in this series is the information in Part III, which features a checklist of all noted, suitable for review, discussion, even family voting; suggested daily itineraries that show you exactly how to structure and pace the trip; and easy-to-use forms for managing your money, comparing accommodations, and finding affordable airfare if you fly.
If Washington, D.C., is on your list of future family holidays, this is the one book you must have.
Larry Lain is professor of communications at University of Dayton. He has written several other books, including New York City for Families.
Barb Lain is a first grade teacher and co-author of London for Families. She and Larry are constant traveling companions.
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