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Washington DC

Discover DC, home to historical monuments, memorials, and museums, eclectic neighborhoods, music, culinary delights, and nightlife.


  • Visit DC's collection of Smithsonian Museums for an extensive variety of history and culture. Some of the top, must-sees are the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the National Air & Space Museum, and the Holocaust Museum. 

  • Explore the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to see the world’s largest museum and research complex, which is home to 2,700 animals representing more than 390 species. Continue outdoor exploration at Rock Creek Park; a 1,754-acre park with fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and historical artifacts – including war fortifications, working mills, and colonial houses.

  • Take a guided walking tour of DC’s Memorials and Monuments, including the Lincoln, the MLK, the Vietnam, the Korean War Veterans, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, and the Washington Monument.

  • Discover beautiful grounds honoring those who have served our nation at Arlington National Cemetery. Take a trolley tour to see more of the 624 acres, which includes a stop at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

  • Walk down cobblestone streets, shop in cozy boutiques, enjoy fine food, and take a guided ghost tour in Old Town Alexandria. 

  • Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon to see his authentically interpreted 18th century home, lavish gardens and grounds, and interesting museum galleries. 

  • Celebrate spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

Good to know

  • Visit during end of March / beginning of April to see the beautiful Cherry Blossoms 

  • Plan a trip during fall to experience beautiful weather and less crowds

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