The Washington DC Encounter guide gives you twice the city in half the time. Sure it might feel like it's all politics and Obama, but DC's so much more than that. It's museums, chili dogs, salsa and discovering up-and-coming neighbourhoods like Columbia Heights and Northeast.This pared-down number is ideal for quick trips - it's less accommodation, more neighbourhood highlights and the best of local knowledge.
Full-colour pull-out map and detailed neighbourhood maps
Local author recommends the very best sights, restaurants, shops, bars and clubs
Itineraries and highlights to help you make the most of a short trip
Get inside tips from switched-on locals, including a political journalist