Washington, D.C. Travel Guide

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Plan Your Washington, D.C. Vacation

With its neoclassical government buildings and broad avenues, Washington, D.C. looks its part as America's capital. Majestic monuments and memorials pay tribute to notable leaders and great achievements, and merit a visit. But D.C. also lives firmly in the present, and not just politically; new restaurants and bars continually emerge, upping the hipness factor in neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to U Street. Fun museums and tree-shaded parks make it a terrific place for families. You may come for the official sites, but you'll remember D.C.'s local flavor, too.

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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,... read more

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Washington, D.C. Restaurants

Washington has long benefited from a constant infusion of different cultures, making it a stellar culinary host for visitors... read more

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Washington, D.C. Experiences

  • Washington, D.C. Today

    Classically majestic and stunningly beautiful, the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court stand at the heart of Washington, D.C.,... Read more

  • Top Washington, D.C. Attractions

    Home of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the marble Capitol is an architectural marvel filled with frescoes and statues. Tours... Read more

  • Best Washington, D.C. Itineraries

    If you have a day or less (and even a dollar or less!) in D.C., your sightseeing strategy is simple: take the Metro to the Smithsonian... Read more

  • Free Things to Do in D.C.

    For the thrifty, D.C. is a dream come true. All Smithsonian museums and national memorials are free, as are many other top attractions... Read more

  • How D.C. Came to Be

    The city that invented American politicking, back scratching, and delicate diplomatic maneuvering is itself the result of a compromise.... Read more

  • D.C. with Kids

    D.C. is filled with kid-friendly attractions. These sights are sure winners: Any youngster who gets an allowance will enjoy watching... Read more

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