Tips and Articles for Washington, D.C.

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If you travel light, a hotel notepad is an ideal memento—slim, utilitarian, free. And even if it doesn’t cost anything (except the price of a room, or a... Read More

Czech-Ing InMaria Shollenbarger’s article on Prague made me wish to return to my grandparents’ homeland. The last time I visited, in the early nineties,... Read More

The Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., recently emerged from a $24 million makeover with more than just sleek guest rooms—it also now has a custom fragrance... Read More

Los Angeles(%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34Anaheim–Santa Ana(%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38San Diego... Read More

For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast... Read More

Surely this was not what Pierre Charles L'Enfant intended when the Frenchman proclaimed that he would create an American capital "worthy of a great... Read More

“The first time I visited the Library of Congress, I flew from my home in New York to Washington, D.C., holding eighty-seven manuscripts in the hand of... Read More

Number of New Hotel RoomsLas Vegas: 7,010Orlando: 5,223Houston: 5,145San Antonio: 4,032New York City: 3,920Washington, D.C.: 3,082Dallas: 2,936Los... Read More

Taylor GourmetPhilly natives David Mazza and Casey Patten couldn’t find a decent deli in D.C., so the childhood friends opened Taylor Gourmet. Hoagies... Read More

See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable... Read More

United FrontI’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art... Read More

If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart.... Read More

Of all the hair-brained travel ventures that come across our desk, this one’s the, uh, well, hairiest. The issue: while most airlines let small pets... Read More

When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America... Read More

Chicago: The Look of the NewOne of America’s greatest encyclopedic museums, the Art Institute of Chicago, is breathing new life into its hallowed halls... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket... Read More

This election season, our vote goes to Washington, DC itself—thanks to all that's afoot in town. See the Smithsonian's new National Museum of the... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms.Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive... Read More

Who knew that Julia Child and Josephine Baker worked in secret intelligence?Now you can, too. At the International Spy Museum (800 F St. NW; 202/393... Read More

In this post-election season, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has unveiled a new permanent exhibition, "The American Presidency: A... Read More

AUSTRALIA COUTURE Everything about the new Palazzo Versace on Australia's glitzy Gold Coast reflects the Italian fashion empire's trademark opulence:... Read More

q. Can you recommend an affordable hotel in Washington, D.C.?I want to go for a weekend in April, but don't want to spend a bundle. --A.R., Durham, N.C.... Read More

To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend... Read More

sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the... Read More

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