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Washington DC

The Nation's Capital

At once an international crossroads and America’s ultimate hometown, Washington, DC offers visitors world-class museums and monuments, unique neighbourhoods, top-rated restaurants, gorgeous parks and gardens, and endless performing arts options. Where else in the world can you visit a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the real U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and soak in internationally acclaimed art?You’ll find DC is a very affordable city when it comes to planning your itinerary. In fact, no other destination offers so many FREE, world-class attractions. All of the monuments and memorials and every single Smithsonian Museum (including the National Zoo!) are free of charge, as well as the National Gallery of Art, National Archives, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving and more.

Beyond DC’s iconic memorials and monuments a number of unique neighbourhoods unfold throughout the city. Take some time to venture off the National Mall to explore the city’s collection of sidewalk cafés, quaint boutiques, gorgeous parks and gardens, charming museums and trendy nightlife.From the urban buzz in downtown’s Penn Quarter to the tranquillity of Woodley Park to the up-all-night feel of Adams Morgan, there’s so much to see and do beyond the Mall.

 

Highlights

World-class museums and monuments, unique neighbourhoods, top-rated restaurants, gorgeous parks and endless performing arts options. Go beyond the world-famous attractions and you'll find some wonderful hidden gems.

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State Facts

Land Area: 68.2 square miles

Population: 572,000

State Capital: Washington DC

Largest City: Washington DC

Local Time: 5 hrs behind the UK

Climate: Washington, DC has a fairly mild climate with all four seasons. Spring, early summer and fall are the most comfortable seasons, although winters are often mild, with more rain than snow. Summers are often very hot.

Ntl Parks: 2/3rds of the city of DC are designated as National Parks.

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