At once an
international crossroads and America’s ultimate hometown, Washington, DC offers
visitors world-class museums and monuments, unique neighbourhoods, top-rated
restaurants, gorgeous parks and gardens, and endless performing arts options.
Where else in the world can you visit a 19-foot President Lincoln, read the
real U.S. Constitution, see Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and soak in
internationally acclaimed art?You’ll find DC is a very affordable city
when it comes to planning your itinerary. In fact, no other destination offers
so many FREE, world-class attractions. All of the monuments and memorials and
every single Smithsonian Museum (including the National Zoo!) are free of
charge, as well as the National Gallery of Art, National Archives, the Bureau
of Printing and Engraving and more.
Beyond DC’s iconic memorials and
monuments a number of unique neighbourhoods unfold throughout the city. Take
some time to venture off the National Mall to explore the city’s collection of
sidewalk cafés, quaint boutiques, gorgeous parks and gardens, charming museums
and trendy nightlife.From the urban buzz in downtown’s Penn Quarter
to the tranquillity of Woodley Park to the up-all-night feel of Adams Morgan,
there’s so much to see and do beyond the Mall.
||68.2 square miles|
||5 hrs behind the UK|
||Washington, DC has a fairly mild climate with all four seasons. Spring, early summer and fall are the most comfortable seasons, although winters are often mild, with more rain than snow. Summers are often very hot.|
||2/3rds of the city of DC are designated as National Parks.|