What to do in Washington D. C

Washington street to CapitolWashington DC is one of the few U.S. cities which has been built following a plan. In 1790, President Washington hired a French engineer of the Lafaette army, Pierre L'Enfant, to design a glorious capital city like Paris.

Washington DC is a city with a history where you can discover forclassic places like the National Archives and the National WWII Memorial. Connect to the power of experience as a bike tour of the National Mall and the neighborhoods of DC or CSI experience at the National Museum of Crime and Punishment.

The National Mall include:

  •     The Washington Monument
  •     The Lincoln Memorial
  •     The Jefferson Memorial
  •     The Monument to Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  •     The National Monument to the Second World War
  •     The Veterans Memorial Korean War
  •     The Monument to Vietnam Veterans
  •     The Monument to Albert Einstein

Today, Washington DC is a city full of variety and contrast. The central area is beautifully designed with broad avenues lined with magnificent buildings and monuments set in spacious green parks. The surrounding neighborhoods range from modern commercial districts and upscale residential neighborhoods to ethnic enclaves and working class living areas.

It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the U.S., with many ethnic neighborhoods and restaurants, featuring a variety of exotic cuisines. A huge number of employees in government and business communities living in suburban Virginia and Maryland.

There are plenty of things to see in Washington DC.

You can tour the Capitol Building, the White House, the Supreme Court and many federal government agencies as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (where they strike money) and FBI. You can also visit the monuments to Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt or you can see the Arlington National Cemetery, the Monument to commemorate fallen soldiers during the Vietnam War, the monument commemorating those who died during the Korean War and the Monument commemorating the Battle of Iwo Jima. You can spend several days touring many parts of the Smithsonian Institute, one of the biggest and best collections of museums worldwide.


  •     National Museum of African American Art and Culture
  •     Smithsonian National Air and Space
  •     National Museum of American History
  •     National Museum of India
  •     Gallery Arthur M. Sackler
  •     Corcoran Gallery
  •     Freer Gallery
  •     Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  •     Holocaust Museum
  •     International Spy Museum
  •     National Archives
  •     National Gallery of Art
  •     National Museum of African Art
  •     National Museum of Natural History
  •     National Portrait Gallery
  •     Phillips Collection
  •     Renwick Gallery
  •     Cultural Center Pope John Paul II
  •     National Museum of Women Artists

Washington DC offers many historical and educational attractions, a variety of cultural and entertainment activities, many opportunities to enjoy food from various ethnic backgrounds and a variety of options to go shopping. Outside the city, within walking distance, there are many battlefields of the Civil War, and the home of President Washington in Mount Vernon is  in the south of DC. The port city of Baltimore and Annapolis, where there is the U.S. Naval Academy, is only an hour away. Even Philadelphia and New York are half day trip.

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Washington DC has three airports. Washington National Airport, now called Reagan International, is just across Potomac River. It offers domestic flights to cities in the United States. Dulles Airport is located in suburban Virginia, 30 miles west of the city. It offers many international flights and a variety of connections to domestic flights. Baltimore Washington International Airport which is about 30 miles north of DC, near Baltimore. It offers both domestic and international travel.

The DC Metro is pretty good. Easy access from Washington International Airport and from numerous locations in the city to most major attractions.

Driving in Washington can be tricky. The system of routes is pretty good, but access to and from the downtown area is difficult. The main routes are congested during rush hour, early morning and late afternoon.

The Capitol

    The Capitol building is located on a small hill on the east side of the Mall is a beautiful white building of classical Greek design in the center covered with a large central dome with porticoes of columns, a grand staircase and two wings. The south wing houses the House of Representatives and the north wing of the United States Senate. When any of these groups is in session you can see a flag flying on the wing respectively. You can visit free from 9am to 8pm from March to August and until 4pm the rest of the year.

The White House

    The White House, official residence of the President of the United States. It is located at number 1000 Pennsylvania Avenue two blocks north of the Mall near the Washington Monument. Best viewed from the Ellipse, an open field behind the White House and Lafayette Park opposite the building. Are granted a limited number of tickets for free tours by the Visitor Center of the White House at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tuesday to Saturday throughout the year.

Other attractions


  •     There are so many things to see and do in Washington DC that would require many pages to describe them all.
  •         In the Holocaust Museum, south of the Mall, presented a collection of the terrible persecution in Europe in the years 1933 to 1945.
  •         At Arlington Cemetery, across the Memorial Bridge, you can visit the final resting place of George Washington, John and Robert Kennedy as well as thousands of statesmen, politicians and veterans of the armed forces of the United States.
  •         The Mint, south of the Washington Monument offers free tours where you can see printed U.S. dollars.
  •         The FBI Building on E Street, north of the Mall, offers free tours of the crime labs including a demonstration of how a gun operates Thompson.
  •         At the National Zoo on Connecticut Avenue, north of Georgetown district, you can spend an enjoyable day.
  •         The Georgetown district, northeast of the Mall is a great place for shopping in trendy boutiques or to go eat in fancy restaurants.

General information about USA

Total Area: 9,826,675 km2

Population: 313,918,000.

Density: 87.4/sq m.

Capital: Washngton D.C.

Tourism: Over 60 million international tourists visit USA each year.

Political Structure: Federal presidential constitutional republic, (Two-party system)

Time zone: (UTC−5 to −10) Summer (DST) (UTC−4 to −10).

Currency: United States dollar ($) (USD).

Language: English

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