With history around every corner, Washington, D.C. is a city that magically blends yesterday and today. This updated guide - often among our top domestic best-sellers - lets travelers discover the myriad, charms of the nation's capital, from its stately monuments to the trendiest restaurants. Expanded Coverage: World-class museums, shady parks, and an important arts scene make Washington, D.C. an ever-changing American showcase: more than 15 million tourists head here every year. Plus, brand-new hotel, restaurant, shop, and bar reviews in this annual update offer fresh tips for staying, and playing, in such top hotspots as Dupont Circle and Georgetown. Illustrated Features in glowing color propel visitors to the awe-inspiring Capitol Building, the eye-popping sights of the National Air and Space Museum, and the nation's most revered resting-place, Arlington Cemetery. Thumbnail sketches highlight the stunning museums along the Mall. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: The 'Experience' chapter includes a variety of super-useful sections, such as 'D.C With Kids,' 'Free in D.C.,' and 'Top Attractions,' and the 'Neighborhoods' chapter describes fascinating walks to key off-the-beaten-path sights.