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TravelWise

Washington, D.C.
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Washington, D.C., which writer Cynthia Hacinli describes as soulful. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Hacinli’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Washington, D.C.

BASICS

Getting There
www.metwashairports.com/AirService/flightschedule.html
Flight information for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=US-DC
The current date and time in D.C.

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_dc_washington.html
Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.restaurantrow.com/washington.htm
An extensive restaurant directory that’s searchable by cuisine type, location, or restaurant name—plus, restaurant menus, pictures, and reviews

www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/washington/restaurants.html
Listings of restaurants (mostly upscale) with phone numbers and addresses—plus, links to D.C. hotels, attractions, photographs, and more

Where to Stay
www.washingtonhotels.com
Descriptions, rates, photographs, and contact information for D.C. hotels

www.hoteldiscounts.com/cgi-bin/pickinput?
SID=WAS&LKF=WAS&Dest=WAS

Allows users to search for D.C. hotels by check-in date, quality rating, name, or availability

Getting There and Getting Around
www.wmata.com
Details on D.C.’s Metro rail and bus systems, with information on fares, schedules, and maps

THINGS TO DO

Attractions
www.123washingtondc.com/Attractions/attractions.htm
Gives various links for information on such D.C.-area attractions as the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, White House, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian Institution

Cultural Activities
www.lonelyplanet.com/dest/nam/wdc.htm
Lonely Planet’s take on the capital city’s cultural offerings

www.DCpages.com/Arts
Links to galleries and artists’ home pages—plus, theater, symphony, opera, and dance-performance information

www.si.edu
The official Web site of the Smithsonian Institution—information on museums, educational opportunities, exhibits, events, and activities

Recreation
www.4washingtondc.4anything.com/4/0,1001,7247,00.html
Links for information on D.C.’s professional sports teams, sporting events, and a roller-skating club

www.wjla.dcpages.com/Recreation/Boating
Links to D.C.’s sailing and boating clubs—plus, information on boat rentals

Nightlife and Entertainment
www.dcnites.com
Information on live music venues, nightclubs, and dance clubs—with information on cover charges, club descriptions, and hours of operation

www.wjla.dcpages.com/Entertainment
Descriptions, addresses, and phone numbers for bars, pubs, dance clubs, pool halls, and concert venues

TRAVEL GUIDES

Map Links
www.washington.org
Colorful maps of the Metro system, National Mall and Dupont Circle and Georgetown areas

shop.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic’s online store, an easy way to order the Washington, D.C., Tourist and Metropolitan Map and Destination City Map: Washington, D.C.

MEDIA

Books
shop.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic’s online store, an easy way to order National Geographic’s Driving Guide: Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware

Newspapers
www.washingtonpost.com
The Washington Post online

www.washtimes.com
The Washington Times online

Magazines
www.washingtonian.com
The online version of Washingtonian magazine, with articles on restaurants, arts, travel, recreation, health, and shopping

FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Official Tourism Site of Washington, D.C.
www.washington.org
Information on accommodations, dining, shopping, shopping, transportation, tours, and festivals

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