5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerJan 1, 2020
A lot to see but easy to see in 2 days. Nice to walk around or Uber. Did not bother taking public transport as that was difficult to find. Had a cloudy day and a sunny day
The capital of the US is laced with American history, and is home to truly inspirational monuments and great museums.
Founded in 1791, for well over two centuries the US capital city, Washington DC, has been the focal point of American politics. It is the seat of the US government and home of the President himself – indeed many visitors flock to visit the White House, where presidents have lived and worked since the days of George Washington, the man who gave the city its name. Next door you’ll find the National Mall with its landmarks like the needle-shaped Washington Monument. Further afield, you’ll find the US Capitol Building elevated above the plains, offering a magnificent view towards the Lincoln Memorial, from which Martin Luther King Jr. once declared “I Have a Dream”.
Among the other monuments you can see are tributes to World War II and Korean War veterans, as well as to former Presidents like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a particularly dramatic showpiece. The world-renowned Smithsonian Institute and its 19 exhibit halls are also located on the Mall.
It is easy to get around DC by public transport, with the DC Circulator bus stopping at various districts, including Rosslyn – close to the Arlington National Cemetery - the Pentagon and the Iwo Jima Memorial. Check out the Georgetown area too for great shops and cafes in traditional 18th century buildings, not to mention the U Street Corridor where Duke Ellington once played.
There are all kinds of festivals on show throughout the city during the year. The Independence Day celebrations held here every 4th July are the biggest in the country. In April, the Washington DC International Film Festival comes to town, while in June music lovers get together for the Jazz Festival. Culture vultures should check out the local theatre scene which includes the National Theatre just a short walk from the White House. The Sidney Harman Hall also hosts shows throughout the year by the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Summers in DC can be rather humid, whilst snow is typical during the winter. In springtime, however, Washington DC comes alive when for a brief few days in March or April, the 1,600 cherry trees around the Tidal Basin blossom creating a remarkable show of colour.
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Art galleries, museums and theaters as well as vibrant entertainment, nightlife and shopping districts await in this city center neighborhood.
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A pleasant suburb on the banks of the Potomac River, home to the city’s oldest buildings, great shops and stylish bars.
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Funky shops, historic houses and fascinating museums have turned this once-exclusive neighborhood into a fun-loving bohemian district.
4/5Very Good!(39 area reviews)
Home to the emblematic U.S. Capitol Building, this central neighborhood is famous for its historic landmarks, markets, museums and nightlife.
4.5/5Wonderful!(37 area reviews)
Once a crumbling DC district; now a pleasant area where government buildings meet a cool student and artistic hub.
Discover a city center neighborhood with a variety of Asian shops and restaurants. Visit the nearby galleries, museums and entertainment centers.
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Reviewed on 18 Jan,2020
Explore the home and workplace of the president of the United States. See entertainment areas and state rooms and learn about the history of this famous building.
At the heart of the National Mall, this dedication in honour of the first American President is a famous feature on the cityscape.
An inspiring tribute to America’s 16th president is a hallowed spot, with a huge statue of Lincoln as its towering centrepiece.
Named “Washington's Best Tour” by the Washingtonian Magazine, the Old Town Trolley offers the most comprehensive tour of the Nation's Capitol. Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington D.C.
Take a day trip out of the city to soak up the history and architecture of another East Coast metropolis—Washington, D.C. Check out the monuments and memorials of the National Mall, see the White House, and dive into the fascinating exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Your tour begins at the US Navy Memorial and loops around the National Mall, stopping at iconic landmarks and powerful tributes to key moments in American history along the way.
Explore the halls of our nation’s history and see the memorials that pay tribute to early presidents, fallen soldiers, and inspired citizens. Your all-encompassing tour of the capital puts you face-to-face with the documents and buildings that symbolize our patriotic past.
Discover our Nation’s Capital during this exceptionally comprehensive, 3 - hour, personalized, professionally guided tour. To enhance our tour you will view dramatic slides and videos of DC on our Transit's overhead display screen.
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Verified travelerNov 24, 2019
Easy to get around and plenty to see and do.
Savoring America’s melting pot of cheap eats and unique treats
Take some time at the monuments, memorials, and museums across the United States of America to honor those who’ve served on a Veterans Day vacation.
Discover the best science, history, and art museums in Washington D.C. to plan a fun-filled trip.