13 Best Washington Travel Guides

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Washington Travel Guides in 2020


Fodor's Washington, D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Washington, D.C.: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Fodor s Washington D C with Mount Vernon Alexandria Annapolis Full color Travel Guide

Fodor's Pacific Northwest: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver & the Best of Oregon and Washington (Full-color Travel Guide Book 21)

Fodor's Pacific Northwest: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver & the Best of Oregon and Washington (Full-color Travel Guide Book 21)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

StreetSmart Washington DC Map by VanDam - Laminated pocket City Street Map of Washington DC with special National Mall detail and travel guide with ... sights, hotels and Metro map, 2019 Edition

StreetSmart Washington DC Map by VanDam - Laminated pocket City Street Map of Washington DC with special National Mall detail and travel guide with ... sights, hotels and Metro map, 2019 Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • DK Eyewitness Travel

Fodor's Pacific Northwest: with Oregon, Washington & Vancouver (Full-color Travel Guide Book 20)

Fodor's Pacific Northwest: with Oregon, Washington & Vancouver (Full-color Travel Guide Book 20)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Kids' Travel Guide - Washington, DC: The fun way to discover Washington, DC with special activities for kids, coloring pages, fun fact and more! (Kids' Travel Guide series)

Kids' Travel Guide - Washington, DC: The fun way to discover Washington, DC with special activities for kids, coloring pages, fun fact and more! (Kids' Travel Guide series)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Washington, DC (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Lonely Planet Washington DC

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • LONELY PLANET

Fodor's Seattle (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Seattle (Full-color Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: California, Oregon & Washington (Travel Guide)

Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: California, Oregon & Washington (Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Top 10 Washington DC (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Top 10 Washington DC (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • DK Eyewitness Travel

Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2017 (Easy Guides)

Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2017 (Easy Guides)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Frommermedia

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Washington, DC: 2018

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Washington, DC: 2018
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Terra Cotta Warriors at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC

The terra cotta warriors are making their last U.S. appearance now at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. This is a guide to visiting this Washington DC museum show or enjoying it online.

Background on the Terra Cotta Warriors at the National Geographic Museum:

The terra cotta warriors are life size clay figures that were buried almost two thousand years ago with China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang Di to serve him in the afterlife. This mysterious army was discovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well. Experts estimate that over 700,000 workers were needed to build the 22 square mile burial complex including about 8,000 terra cotta warriors each with individualized faces.

Visiting the Terra Cotta Warriors Show at the National Geographic Museum:

You can visit 15 of the terra cotta warriors plus related artifacts at the National Geographic Museum show running until March 31. This Washington DC museum is located at 17th and M Streets NW. It's open daily from 10 to 6, and open until 9 on Wednesday. This is the first National Geographic show to require paid tickets, and advance print-at-home tickets are recommended. The cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $6 children 2 to 12, and $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are sold by date with timed entry every 30 minutes. Thanks to The PIMCO Foundation, 200 free tickets are distributed every Wednesday at 5:30 with a limit of 2 per person.

Go to Destination DC to find hotel packages and restaurant promotions related to the terra cotta warriors. From now until Valentine's Day, you can enjoy Tea Chinois at the Willard Hotel including green tea meringues and traditional teas like Lapsang Souchong.

Online Resources for the Terra Cotta Warriors and the National Geographic Store:

If you can't make it to Washington DC you can still visit the regiment online. There's a 4 minute video plus other background material. For teachers and children, there are special resources including a downloadable terra cotta warrior mask. For everyone, the National Geographic Store has its own treasures including life size terra cotta warriors for $1,195. A 4 piece set of 6 inch soldiers is just $34, and the official book costs $14.95.

Whether you visit the terra cotta warriors at the National Geographic show in Washington DC or just sample it online, this is one invading army you should discover for yourself.

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