The cheapskate's way to see the Capital
Can you really have a great time in one of the most expensive cities in the world on just a few bucks a day? Yes! And this is the guidebook that will show you how. Whether you live in Washington, DC or are just visiting, you'll find everything you need to live large without spending big—on shopping, food, entertainment, places to stay, and more.
Free Speech: Classic and experimental theater, quick-witted comedy, and poetry readings.
Free Music: Jazz groups, classical concerts, military bands, and rock music.
Free Food: The best happy hours and cafés, plus where to score delectable dirt-cheap eats—from the city's best burger spots to power dining on Capitol Hill.
Free Films: From indies to cult faves and discussions with filmmakers.
Free Classes & More: Find out where to take a cooking class, join a group for a historic run, and dance under the stars.
Check out DC's national treasures—without depleting your own cash reserves!
Praise for New York City Free & Dirt Cheap
"Make your dollars go farther."
—New York Times
Tom and Susan Crites Price have lived in and written about Washington for more than two decades, Tom focusing on government, politics, business, technology, and education, and Susan on philanthropy and topics of importance to women and families. They coauthored the award-winning Working Parents Help Book: Practical Advice for Dealing with the Day-to-Day Challenges of Kids and Careers, which was featured by “Today,” “Oprah,” and in other broadcast and print media. They coauthored Frommer’s Irreverent Guide to Washington, D.C., and Tom wrote Washington, D.C., For Dummies. Tom also wrote, with former U.S. House representative and ambassador Tony Hall, Changing the Face of Hunger: How Liberals, Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans and People of Faith Are Joining Forces to Help the Hungry, the Poor and the Oppressed. Susan is author of The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, Tom was a correspondent at the Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau. Susan still holds a day job, as vice president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy.