Washington, D.C. Travel Guide
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Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2014
Plan Your Washington, D.C. Vacation
Washington is a city of vistas—a marriage of geometry and art. Unlike other large cities, it isn't dominated by skyscrapers. The result: The world's first planned capital is also one of its most beautiful.
The Capital City's hotel scene befits Washington's image as a world-class destination. With so much variety in lodging, the city has something for everyone—and...read more
Washington has long benefited from a constant infusion of different cultures, making it a stellar culinary host for visitors and transplants from around...read more
Things To Do in Washington, D.C.
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Classically majestic and stunningly beautiful, the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court stand at the heart of Washington, D.C. They... Read more
Home of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the marble Capitol is an architectural marvel filled with frescoes and statues. Tours begin... Read more
D.C. is filled with kid-friendly attractions. These sights are sure winners:... Read more
To get a sense for D.C. as the locals know it, try these experiences.... Read more
For thrifty visitors, D.C. can be a dream come true. All the Smithsonian museums and national memorials are free, as are many other museums—too... Read more
If ever there was a "do it yourself" city, it's D.C. The Metro system is safe and easy to navigate and most of the major sights and museums are... Read more
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President Lincoln and his family spent about 4 months each year at a summer cottage (well, 34 rooms) three miles north of the swampy and swamped White House of the 1860s. Read more
We went on an AP US History class trip. Read more