Washington, D.C. Travel Guide


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Plan Your Washington, D.C. Vacation

Given the heightened security concerns of present-day Washington, it might come as a surprise to learn that most government institutions continue to welcome the general public. The Founding Fathers' mandate of a free and open government lives on—just with metal detectors and bag searches. Though security checks are no one's idea of fun, most people find them a small price to pay for the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the government in action. Being in the famous halls of the Capitol or the Supreme Court is a heady experience. It's one part celebrity sighting and one part the world's best civics lesson.


Washington, D.C. Hotels

The Capital City's hotel scene befits Washington's image as a world-class destination. With so much variety in lodging, the... read more


Washington, D.C. Restaurants

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Things To Do in Washington, D.C.

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