-The ultimate insider's guide to Washington, DC -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (more than 670,000 people call Washington, DC home) and the tourist market (21.3 million people visit Washington, DC every year ) -Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Step away from the traditional highlights of the city of innovators, great benefactors, artists, Presidents and hucksters to discover innumerable interesting and unknown sites, artifacts and other treats in Washington, DC. Visit places that are unknown and hiding in plain sight, that may go unnoticed or simply be unknown, whether to a visitor or a long-time resident. Come play a round of miniature golf among the cherry trees. Buy original art works out of a vintage cigarette machine. Catch a show at one of the refurbished theaters where Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington used to gig. Commune with the Godfather of Go-Go music in his memorial park. Get away from the tourists and peace out by walking a labyrinth alongside the Potomac River. Try an American Indian salad made of obscure root vegetables in a caf called "Let's Eat.
About the Author
Andrea Seiger is a world and domestic traveler who has lived in Washington DC for 30 years and has worked in nearly every business involved in tourism and hospitality. When asked how she knows so much about DC her response is usually "because I work in tourism and it is my business to know my city." She lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the height of the Disco Era, has traveled thousands of miles on the Mayan Route of Mexico and loves to road trip around the Mid-Atlantic US and beyond. Her travel bucket list includes visiting all 50 US States; every country in the continent of the Americas and all of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Galapagos, Macchu Picchu and Ankor Wat. She is pretty far along on the list. Itchy travelling feet get her out an about as often as possible, whether on the streets of DC or somewhere else in the world.