USA Holiday Destination
Wahsington DC ,famous capital of the USA, is a major cultural destination filled with world class museums and monuments for you to explore . A lively place where lots is happening, Great restaurants, wild nightclubs, festivals and public events are part of what make D.C. a cool place to spend your holiday. Whatever you are looking for family fun or excursions with friends, the nation's capital will surprise you by its wide range of activities.
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Washington DC Attractions
Assumed that when you visit Washington D.C. spend some times wondering around historical monuments or museums. Indeed the US capital is one of the best place in America to learn about the history of this country and culture.
Visits to monuments such as the Jefferson Memorial, the White House, the Capitole, the Martin Luther King Memorial and so on are must see attractions that you will never forget. However there are also a few spots that you could enjoy without having to fight crowds of tourists. Go to the National Academy of Sciences and sit on Albert Einstein nap.
Washington is filled with major museums famous across the world, the Smithsonian Institution counts 19 museums and galleries such as the Air and Space, the African Art Museum, the American Indian Museum, the Arts and Industry Museums and many more. All of them are worth visiting and you should if you have the time.
If you are travelling with kids and want to enjoy a peaceful day while you are visiting, it is strongly advised to choose museums that will interest them. Fortunately, lots of museums in Washington are designed to entertain kids and adults. For instance, experience the beauty of the United States Botanical Gardens' filled with exotic plants and flowers, learn about the creatures of the African Savannah at the National Zoo. Your kids will always remember the International Spy Museum, the National Museum of Natural History where you will admire dinausors bones and the National Museum of American History, which has a great section of film artefacts with the original muppets. Visit the amazing Newseum, which is like the name says about news and the world of information. After that you will not watch the news the same way!
Music, Bars, Nightlife:
Washington is a young city and under the appearance a very lively place where you will enjoy great concerts, wild nitghclubs and cosy bars. Find your way to the intersection of the 14th and UStreets to enjoy the capital music epicentre. Jazz, Afro-Pop, R&B, Pop, Rock you will find any genre of music you want, you just need to find the right place. Check the music program of Washington City Paper to know what is going on.
Ride the City:
An alternative way to visit Washington is to rent bikes and cycle from monuments to park and enjoy the city at the speed you want.
Getting around the city:
Nothing is easier than to get from one side to Washington to another, the metro is a great way to visit, it is clean, cheap and fast. The Circulator Bus is also another way to travel in DC, it will take you from one side to the other for a single dollar each way.
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Restaurants in Washington DC
The growing reputation that D.C. as a great town for foodies is confirmed by the variety and the quality of restaurants that you will find downtown. It has been called 'one of the most exciting restaurant cities on the East Coast' by Travel + Leisure. D.C. and is home to more Ethiopian restaurants than any city oustside Africa, so forget you crockery, wash your hands and get ready to enjoy some exotic flavours. Or explore the Adam Morgan neighborhood to discover some gourmet restaurants.
Shopping in Washington DC
In Washington DC's Georgetown neighbourhood you will find a wide range of designer shops, offering clothes, antiques, and much more! You will find some quality food at the Eastern Market and finally be sure to explore the many souvenirs shops of the Smithsonian Institution where you will find any kind of great souvenirs.
The most popular shopping malls in Washington DC are: Ballston Common, Fair Oaks Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Landmark Mall, Mazza Gallerie, Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, Reston Town Center, Shops at Georgetown Park, Springfield Mall, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Tyson’s Corner Center, Tyson’s Galleria, Union Station, White Flint Mall.
Washington DC Weather
Washington DC has a generally temperate climate, with pleasant springs and autumns, and mild winters with approximately 17 inches of seasonal snowfall.
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