While Capitol Hill and the Big Ol' Prez will likely be the first things that spring to mind about Washington DC, this guide will help you increase your repertoire. Get au fait with DC's neighbourhoods, like the grimy-but-fun Adams-Morgan or the glamorous Dupont Circle.Maximize your trip with this Lonely Planet Washington DC Travel Guide:Witness American democracy in action in its cosmopolitan capital city, Washington DC, where power-lunching suits seal deals in downtown hotels, flags flap along the National Mall, and grand marble monuments testify to two centuries of American history. Our smart, streetwise guide gives expert insight on DC's international culture and contemporary offerings. BE INSPIRED – scale the Washington Monument, tour the White House, touch a moon rock at the Air & Space Museum, reflect at the World War II Memorial SEE THE SIGHTS – walking tours uncover DC history & help you explore day-to-day neighborhood life FIND THE FUN – nightlife options for all preferences: Kennedy Center galas, Georgetown pubs, downtown galleries, Dupont Circle nightclubs DINE ABOUT – dig into DC's ever-evolving culinary scene, with menus for all budgets GET AWAY – cross the Potomac to Arlington and Alexandria; travel further to Mount Vernon, Annapolis, Manassas and Shenandoah National Park
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