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Home to the emblematic White House, the capital city of the United States owes its name to the country’s first president, George Washington. Beyond being a political powerhouse, Washington also has swathes of lush parks and is situated near the Potomac River.

Monuments, museums and memorials dominate the cityscape with their historical architecture. On your visit to Washington, you can stroll through ‘America’s front yard’ – the National Mall, a sprawling park that houses landmarks, such as the Capitol Building, Supreme Court Building and Washington Monument. The storied setting of the Mall pays its respect to noteworthy figures and events. You’ll pass by iconic statues, structures and engravings like the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

You can delve deeper into the city’s history on your Washington trip with visits to an array of museums. Some of the significant museums are the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of the American Indian.

Take a hike through the woodlands of Theodore Roosevelt Island to switch up your view of Washington DC. You can also spend some time admiring the colourful foliage of the National Arboretum or at the Rock Creek Pa, an oasis within the city.

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8.0

I came down from New York and a friend came up from central...

August 18, 2022

I came down from New York and a friend came up from central Virginia. We caught the African Diaspora International Film Festival at George Washington University. We enjoyed the films and the nearby restaurants. It was nice to be near a Whole Foods supermarket and the Metro too. We also went up to the area near Howard U. to visit the Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe. There were road repairs all along the route to get there. However, the bookstore/cafe was very nice.

Ken
Ken United States of America
10

The White House and the National Mall are a must-see.

August 14, 2022

The White House and the National Mall are a must-see. Also, you can't miss all the free museums (The Smithsonian Institution), including the National Museum of American History. There's a lot to see and do in Washington.

Hugo
Hugo Portugal
8.0

Washington is a fantastic place for a week or shorter trip.

August 9, 2022

Washington is a fantastic place for a week or shorter trip. So many free activities to do with adults & kids. Museums are top notch with lots of variety. Transportation around the city is terrific - Circulator buses for $1 and metro stops ($2 on weekends) throughout. City is very clean considering how many tourists are there - amazing job to keep it so tidy. Also, we felt very safe the whole time and everyone was very nice and helpful. Loved walking around the monuments at night with all the lights. I highly recommend visiting Washington DC.

Liz
Liz Canada
8.0

It was interesting to see the monuments and architecture...

August 9, 2022

It was interesting to see the monuments and architecture that we hear about so much up close. Seeing Washington in person gives an idea of the scale of the monuments and distances between the important buildings. It was not so good to be there in the heat and humidity of summer.

Helen
Helen United States of America
10

Washington DC , the historical and Capital City of the...

August 8, 2022

Washington DC , the historical and Capital City of the United States. There are lots of spots to visit, like the restaurants, Bars, Meseums, Tourist attractions, Amusement Parks Monuments, easy to move around with the city bus , commercial taxi, Uber etc.DC is a wonderful city to visit at any time.

Anonymous United States of America
8.0

For me, DuPont circle is one of the best places in DC to...

August 2, 2022

For me, DuPont circle is one of the best places in DC to stay. Access to great food, easy public and private transport, central location for most of the touristy things and conferences make it a hub if you plan on staying in the city for a day or a couple weeks.

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