Explore Washington DC
With its iconic attractions, inspiring views, and vibrant arts and culture scene, Washington, D.C. ranks among the world's most popular travel destinations. Here are some facts about the city:
Size: 68 square miles
Population: 650,000 people
Location: Mid-Atlantic region, 90 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean
Weather: Experiences all four seasons, including comfortable fall and spring climates, hot and sometimes humid summers and moderate winters
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
World-famous monuments, memorials and museums are some of D.C.'s most popular attractions. Visiting the National Mall to see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is a must-do for any first-timer.
Another great way to see the entire city is to hop aboard an open-top, sightseeing bus, climb on a bike or put on your walking shoes and discover why D.C. was named America's most walkable city.
Or see the city from a new vantage point with a Segway tour or riverboat cruise. No matter how you decide to explore, you'll find yourself inspired. Get more suggestions and find discounts by visiting
WHERE TO SHOP
Washington, D.C.'s shopping scene gives you enough reasons to bring an extra suitcase, as visitors will find plenty of souvenirs to take home. You'll find D.C. collectables near major landmarks like Ford's Theatre. For something artsy, check out the homegrown vendors at
Eastern Market on weekends.
Forget a suit or dress back at home? Head downtown and browse from national retailers and department stores. Dupont Circle offers one-of-a-kind gift items and unique boutiques. Designer fashions can be scooped up throughout hip and historic Georgetown and the city's newest shopping sensation, CityCenterDC.
WHERE TO EAT
D.C. has arrived as a world-class dining destination. Top up-and-coming chefs have opened restaurants in D.C., many of which are within walking distance from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
A few areas that have generated a great deal of buzz lately include 14th Street NW, H Street NE, and CityCenterDC, all relative newcomers. Meanwhile, the thriving dining scenes in Georgetown, Penn Quarter, and downtown continue to please hungry visitors. The city boasts
diverse restaurants sure to fit any palate and price range.
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