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Washington, DC Trip Guide

Washington, DC Trip
Washington, D.C., is more than just a political center—it's also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Landmarks like the U.S. Capitol and the White House serve dual purposes: to house the United States government, and to star in millions of visitor photos per year. Others, like the Washington Monument, exist as larger-than-life symbols. The Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and FDR Memorial pay homage to past presidents. Several military memorials are scattered about the city, from the extremely famous Vietnam Veterans War Memorial to the relatively new Air Force Memorial across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia.

The must-see D.C. museum is the Smithsonian—or to be more accurate, the various museums in the Smithsonian complex—but other great ones include the International Spy Museum, Newseum, and Holocaust Memorial Museum. Mount Vernon Estate isn't really a museum, but it's a great daytrip, whether for families on the "National Treasure Tour" or adults who want to check out the working whiskey distillery. There are plenty of ways to tour the city's attractions and main neighborhoods—Old Town Trolley Tours is good for self-guided sightseeing because a day pass allows you to get on and off the trolley whenever/wherever you wish. Bikes are another great way to get around this very walkable, bikeable city.

Photo Credit: U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Brand X Pictures)

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Top Hotels

Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

1201 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC20005

Hampton Inn Washington DC NoMa Union Station

501 New York Ave NE, Suite A
Washington, DC20002

Top Attractions

Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry National Monument, E. Fort Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

National Aquarium in Baltimore

On the harbor
501 E. Pratt St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

National Mall

Between Independence and Constitution Aves.
Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Washington, DC Trip Stats

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Washington DC All Airports (WAS)
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Spring, summer
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