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With its impressive monuments and museums, imposing government buildings, stately mansions, and world-class parks, Washington, D.C., is easily recognizable as the United States' capital. The numerous attractions and historic appeal bring millions of tourists each year, making it the second most visited city in the United States after New York, and ranking it among the top travel destinations in the world. Stroll around the impressive Smithsonian Museum complex (including the Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, and Air and Space Museum) and pay a visit to monuments in honor of America's forefathers (like the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, and Kennedy Memorial.) To witness a somber unpolitical ... Read more
monument to the war dead of a very politicized war, pause for reflection and admire the architecture of the Vietnam Memorial. A long time foodie black hole, DC'c food scene has picked up in recent years. Ethnic fare is the big draw, with outstanding Ethiopian, Salvadorian, Vietnamese, and Korean Korean cuisine, but much of it is situated in the suburbs. The District of Columbia is also an important site for Black history and culture, mostly around the Shaw District.
It is said that D.C. was built on a swamp, which, although not entirely true, serves as a useful explanation for why stepping outside from June through September feels like walking into a brick wall of humidity. Combine that with swarms of tourists pouring out of buses during the summertime high season, and you’ve got all the makings for a pretty stressful visit. Spring is a much better bet, when temperatures are mild, averaging 50-65F (10-18C), and the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Fall is crisp and the colorful leaves provide a beautiful backdrop for a sightseeing tour. Winter can see temperatures approaching freezing and it often snows, but it has its perks, like ice skating at the National Gallery of Art or seeing the National Christmas ... Read more
Tree on the White House lawn.
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Local from Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

DC is also a wildlife city, beyond its wild policy against the rest of the world.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, USA

Just watching a friendly baseball game. Watch out balls one flying at you pretty fast

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San Francisco, California, USA

The culture really took my surprise as I was only expecting a town for site seeing.... boy was I wrong. The restaurants, bars/clubs, and the people were all incredible. Fun & young atmosphere with SO MUCH to do!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Ok maybe I'm biased but I loooovvvveee D.C. No not because this is the area where I was born and raised but because the city is just absolutely amazing from the structure, landmarks, history, arts, and food this is the place to go.

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Quezon City, Philippines

One of the best cities to explore in the US. I love that most of the museums here are free. And the monuments and parks are beautiful.

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Explore The Nations Capitol history, The Mall and Free Museums to learn about our Nation's History. Enjoy the diversity of culture, language, entertainment and food. Maybe guests are in town for a visit to the White House of during The Cherry Blossom Festival. There is always something to do for each traveler to the "DMV" area.

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San Francisco, California

I love Washington, D.C.! There's loads to do and see, especially for a first time visitor! If you're into museums and monuments, nearly all of them are free, and there's ample!

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On the mall during the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Spring flowers are peeking through the ground and the trees are at their peak.

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New York City

To begin with two days is not enough to go over all the museums. All the museums are free (which is a great money saver). All the main sites are in one location and there's is so much to see. Hotels are all around the area and very affordable prices.

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Greatest city to see so much. Spent 4 days and still didn't see all the major atractions. 5 days would be perfect for a fast pace schedule. 6 for a lighter slower pace. This is a an amazing city. Historically magical & mezmerizing. Love love loved it. Want to go again soon. The metro is great aswell as the City Bike Share rentals @ $10 for 24 hr use, even after dark to see the amazing city lights.

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