Auto Club: Celebrate Summer with New Washington, D.C. GreatestHits™ Map Guide

Travel

(LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2006) — The Automobile Club of Southern California’s newest laminated guide map highlights the best that Washington, D.C. offers to travelers seeking to experience America’s history, icons, art, scenery and eateries.

The laminated map titled “ Washington, D.C. GreatestHits™” is available at Auto Club offices and offers vacationers a wide variety of activities, including visits to monuments, memorials and museums, most of which are free of admission fees for an economical family vacation.

Restaurants ranging from the Old Ebbitt Grill that opened in 1856 to Teaism teahouse, a retreat selling sandwiches, bento boxes, curries and rice and black, green and white teas are described on the Washington, D.C. GreatestHits™ map. The map also recommends dropping by Eastern Market, an eclectic marketplace featuring an open-air farmers market, an arts-and-crafts fair, and a flea market.

The new guide offers a map of the Washington, D.C. National Mall and the back cover features a handy map of the city’s subway lines and stations.

“The newest map in our ‘best of’ series reveals the top things to see and do in the location of our national identity,” said Auto Club Editorial Director, John Austerman. “We recommend travelers experience everything from a City Segway Tour, where riders tour attractions while rolling on a two-wheel platform that uses their body weight to move, to visiting the area’s historical places like Ford’s Theatre, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court and The White House.

“We packed this map with a lot of information. It’s more like a guidebook, but priced like a map,” said Austerman. “And the ‘jacket-pocket’ size makes it convenient to toss in a suitcase, or carry and use.”

Each map in the GreatestHits series is $4.95 for Auto Club members and $8.95 for the public. Other titles include Alaska Inside Passage, California Highway 1, Orlando, Route 66, and Santa Fe & Taos.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest AAA affiliate, has served members since 1900. Today, Auto Club members benefit by the organization’s roadside assistance, financial products, travel agency and trip planning services, highway and transportation safety programs, insurance products and services and automotive buying programs. Information about these products and services is available at www.aaa.com.

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