Washington DC is the centre of political power, history and activity in America and thus has a rich backstory and some of the nation’s best museums and historical sights.
Washington DC’s unforgettable skyline is marked by some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. The White House, the Capitol Building and the National Mall. Visit the Lincoln Memorial and the world-renowned museums of the Smithsonian Institute. One of the most fascinating museums is the Newseum, a massive museum of news that contains 500 years of journalistic history as well as brand new technology and interactive exhibits.
Washington is a city of history but it also buzzes with lively cafes and restaurants, great shopping and lots of fun things to do. The Georgetown neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s most notable residents, and of course, culinary gems waiting to be discovered. Food lovers will relish a visit to Georgetown where you can stroll off-the-beaten path and find delicious treats at the local eateries.
DC also has plenty to offer the night owls with lively neighbourhoods replete with restaurants, shops, bars and an energetic, fun-filled nightlife. Georgetown and Adams-Morgan being two of the best.
Washington-Fly a kite next to the Washington Monument for a great family photo.
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Washington-Visit the National Zoos conservation efforts firsthand along the Asia Trail. Pay a visit to giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian and take a peek at their tiny neighbors, the red pandas.